Youth And Beyond Youth
Youth and Beyond Youth is a project designed to empower youth organizations and the Kenyan citizenry to have a voice and constructively engage in development processes. The project targets youth (both male and female) and PWDs to form vibrant movements, that will activate participation within youth groups to enable active contribution and participation in development processes, for good governance, democratic transformation, transparency and accountability.
This project has enabled networking between Kenyan youth within and without the country. Within the country, the project has established 12 working groups in the 12 counties of operation.These are: Mombasa,Nairobi, Kisumu,Siaya,Kakamega,Uasin Gishu ,Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado, Kirinyaga, Murang’a and Garissa. The working groups are platforms for advocacy, with each county having its own peculiar challenges facing the youth.
The project has also facilitated networking between YAK Member Organizations (MO’s) with our regional partners in Zimbabwe, Youth Empowerment & Transformation Trust (YETT), where our MO’s receive funding for cooperation initiatives (YCI) and between Partner Organizations (PO’s), through GALE workshops organized by the National Council for Swedish Youth Organizations, the donor supporting this project. Other major achievements of this project has been the Summer Academy 2012-2013 and Global Youth Network (GYN) 2014-2015.