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YIDA Youth Initiative is a refugee-led, youth-led, and community-based Organization formed by the youth refugees in Kyaka II refugee camp to provide Quality –holistic Integrated Early childhood development (IECD) services, to create an enabling environment for improved learning outcomes among children in Kyaka II and improve livelihoods through financial inclusion and literacy to Create jobs in the refugees and non-refugees, to live a sustainable life. [Entrepreneurship training]To ensure the sustainability of the program and business growth; successful trainees can employ others and are connected to other programs related to entrepreneurship globally, like Anzisha, Western Union fellowships, and within-the-organization programs like YIDA Financial Services to acquire soft loans. The youths who benefited from the program work in carpentry, mobile money, farming, bird keeping, small-scale trading, education, textile, and transportation.


Current Partners

  1. Cohere
  2. Tenacer foundation
  3. African Leadership Academy

Previous Partners

  1. Ubongo International
  2. Mastercard foundation

Organization Mission: “ We seek to provide quality education that forecasts creating sustainable careers.”

Organization Vision: “Transformed African communities inspired by youth through education”

Contact Person: Elvis Ndakyaisaba

Contact Email: elvis@youthinitiativefda.org

Second Contact Person: James Ntakiruti Gihoma

Secondary Email: james@youthinitiativefda.org

Additional location: Kyegegwa District, Kyaka II Refugee Settlement

Networks: Gratitude Network (Springboard Impact)

Field Partners: Cohere

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