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Our History

YIDA (Youth Initiative for development in Africa) started in 2013 as a school, the school was founded by Baraka Benedict and James Ntakiruti Gihoma. Baraka worked as a teacher whereas James worked as the head teacher. The idea of making it an organization was then generated in 15 and the organization was registered as a CBO in 2017 in the name of Youth Initiative for development in Africa (YIDA).

#NTAKIRUTI James

Welcoming message from CEO

Dear Partners, supporters, and followers of YIDA, It is believed that youths are at the forefront of developing communities through resilience and commitment mostly during times of crisis like the pandemic, wars, and climate change. It is then unfortunate that most of the systems and policies in government and non-government structures at different levels do not favor or consider youth and the crisis situation worsens. Youth pass through hard times to legalize their own entities and have less engagement in decision-making that concerns them even in national planning. Still, many companies do not trust that youth can be trusted and invest in their ideas even when youth show that they can pay back with interest or proper accountability.

In the due course, a lot of resources are put to less use and many youths are left jobless and

OUR MISSION

To Educate and Develop communities in Africa

 

We seek to provide a quality education that forecasts creating sustainable careers.

YIDA seeks to educate youth and children in African communities to have sustainable life. The mission is being achieved through school construction, mentoring, influencing policy change and community engagement

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children Educated

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Trained Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs Given Seed funding

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HOME LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH YIDA DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC

In response to that critical need in early childhood education in the Settlement YIDA has initiated three ECD Centres and trained up to 36 youth providing community based care protection in the three ECD’s. It’s sad that most of the school enrolled children didn’t benefit from the continuous learning during the lock down, except around 1,026 children that YIDA has been providing the door to door home learning from 4 ECD”s with one from the host community.

THE TEAM BEHIND OUR SUCCESS

WE’RE A GREAT TEAM THAT WORKS TOGETHER, SURVIVES TOGETHER AND WINS TOGETHER. WE BELIEVE IN VISION, HARMONY AND COHERENCE. OUR TEAM IS LIKE A FAMILY WHERE THE STRENGTH OF EACH MEMBER IS THE TEAM AND THE STRENGTH OF THE TEAM IS EACH OF ITS MEMBERS.

James Gihoma Ntakiruti

Executive Director

Biira Juliet

Finance Lead

BAHATI ZOLO

COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT.

JOSEPHINE KYALIMPA

Monitoring and Evaluation