Looking back at 2021, I am gladdened by the important milestones we made alongside our partners. We had good moments to savour, opportunities to exploit, challenges to overcome and lessons to learn.
Across all our work all year long, we continually pushed against boundaries—COVID-19 being the most important one—to make remarkable strides.
In this annual report, you will read about our achievements in the various projects and activities we conducted countrywide in 2021.
Specific highlights include:
- We started implementing our new strategic plan 2021-2025.
- We entered into a partnership with DUF (The Danish Youth Council) and YETT (from Zimbabwe)
- We proudly contributed to the initiation, development and launch of Nairobi City County Youth Policy and Kakamega County Sexual Gender-Based Violence Policy.
- We were part of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Youth Coordinating Committee and the Volunteer of the Year Awards Committee
- We were part of the Care Policy Scorecard Development Steering Committee alongside Oxfam and other partners.
These wonderful outcomes would not have been realized without the unwavering support and commitment of our staff, board of management, and partners. Thank you for always going above and beyond the call of duty. With you onboard, I am certain 2022 will be an even greater year.
We will continue working in tandem with our over ninety-four (96) youth member organizations in twelve (12) counties.
Our focus will be on three strategic priorities— as laid out in our strategic plan 2021-2025. They are as follows:
1. Good governance,
2. Economic empowerment and livelihoods
3. Social wellbeing and equity.
We look forward to building more synergies and partnerships, strengthening the capacity of our member organizations and advocating for youth issues.
I welcome you to read this year’s annual report and join our cause to create “a society where young people are empowered to realize their full potential”
–Dennis Mungo, Executive Director, Youth Alive! Kenya