Empowering Youths, Enabling Opportunities, Inspiring Change

The complexity and magnitude of the challenges facing the Nigerian youths are enormous. The magnitude of the problem is growing, not diminishing, and only a broad-based national effort will reverse this trend. Our future heavily depends on this generation for creating a better world. The youth exposition offers a unique opportunity to renew the world’s human capital—knowledge, skills, and good health – the building blocks to economic and social progress and environmental sustainability. The opportunity for dynamic, enthusiastic youths changing the quality of sustainable life for all is particularly low in Nigeria, where this population is large. What is needed are new, authentic avenues for participation and influence. We want to create dialogues, activities and processes that will engage, enlighten and empower youths for a successful tomorrow.

Youth Alive Foundation appreciates youths as producers, contributors, creators and leaders. We believe that if duly empowered youths can impact their own development and the country as a whole, our programs therefore reflect this focus.

International Youth Day Events

International Youth Day Events

The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”. Read More...

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Skills are vital for poverty reduction, economic recovery and sustainable development. As a consequence, policy attention to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for young people is important in facilitating an equitable society. Our TVET Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program is concerned with the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the world of work and entrepreneurship. Read More...

Entrepreneurial Development

Entrepreneurial Development

The Entrepreneurship Development Program is aimed at creating a conducive environment for young entrepreneurs to access relevant entrepreneurship skills, knowledge, values and attitudes for their businesses. It is designed to stimulate start-up of new technology-based businesses among young entrepreneurs and create new jobs. Read More...

YAF Mentoring Program - HEROES SQUAD

YAF Mentoring Program - HEROES SQUAD

The Heroes Squad Mentoring program provides a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement. Read More...

ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY

Youth have played a major role in advocacy in recent years. Youth are not only an “object” of public policies, but a powerful actor and subject of social transformation in societies. Youths have been the main agent for change in recent events (Tunisia, Egypt, the Arab spring) and they will be the indispensable actor in the new political systems demanded by society, but also in shaping the new development model focused on job creation, local development and sustainability. Read More...