International Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in July 2003 at the Kenyan Non Governmental Organization (NGO) bureau. It was started as an initiative of two young individuals (Pamela Wesonga and Nynke Nauta), who realized the significance of youth groups in the development of the society. From their observation and experience, they realized that youth in the slums have creative potentials, but are limited by the environment surrounding them, and therefore need to be encouraged to succeed in their endeavors.
International Youth Foundation's aim is to assist those marginalized youth residing in slums and informal settlements. Youth targeted are those who have formed youth groups, to help them create a sustainable basis for a more hopeful future