Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa (YiSHDA)

Abuja, Nigeria
Joined November 2017

YiSHDA has carved a niche for itself in the design and implementation of programs targeted at young people with special focus on Economic Empowerment, Civic Engagement, Education, and Mentorship

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Education, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information

Our mission is to inspire and educate young people by building their capacity, leadership, and responsibility skills, and closing existing knowledge gaps that hinder their attainment of sustainable development drives. Since 2010, we have vigorously pursued our aim of helping Africa discover young leaders who would use their potential to build a rewarding political, social and economic space for the continent, meeting our target one community at a time. We have done this by initiating various programs and youth-driven response mechanisms in states across Nigeria and beyond. More so, we are joining efforts with other youth organizations across the world to lend our voices on issues of growing concern and to foster knowledge sharing.

Presently, we are closing existing knowledge and gender gaps through our Why Girls Matter project and deepening our relationship with organizations working within the UN/AU Framework and Charter on Youth, to ensure compliance, and timely implementation of Plan(s) of Action, as we seek to accelerate the repositioning of African youth in alignment with 21st-century opportunities.

Over the years, we have implemented the following programs/activities across local communities in Nigeria:-

  • Leadership Training Program for Secondary School Prefects
  • Girls Mentorship Program:
  • Business and Employability Development Training:
  • Beyond Access Project
  • Comprehensive In-School and Out-of-School Program on Reproductive Health
  • Integrated Community Menstrual Hygiene Program
  • Young Girls in Enterprise Program (Y-GEP)

among many others.

visit our website for more information about our success stories.