YETU was founded in 2014 by a young woman who had received business training from International Labour Organisation to train young people who presented a population with dashed dreams, dissuaded from entrepreneurial investments, majority of whom were dependent on parents, relatives and spouses. While the interventions of the social enterprise were successful in improving the lives of over 76% of beneficiaries, the majority spent more than half of their savings on health, while others were living school for marriage alongside other challenges. In 2016, the enterprise was registered as a non-government-organization to provide holistic support to young people especially young women and girls
Empowered and thriving youths especially young women and girls.
To support youth especially young women and girls with resources, skills and knowledge they need to thrive through service provision, capacity building and advocacy.
Our Core Values
YETU acknowledges and assumes responsibility for all her actions, interventions and decisions. We will be good stewards of all resources in our custody.
YETU is determined to design and support interventions which empower communities. It’s key for the communities to start and manage their own processes for sustainability and ownership.
YETU is committed to honesty and honour without compromise.
YETU ensures the continuity and replication of all its programs in the community.
Human rights and gender mainstreaming
YETU believes in human rights as fundamental entitlements for all. Therefore; our policies, programs and projects empower youths especially young women and girls to know and claim their rights from duty bearers. YETU program and projects also aim to increase accountability of individuals and institutions who are responsible for respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights. YETU follows the principles of Participation, Accountability, Non-discrimination and equality, Empowerment of rights holders and Legality of rights to incorporate the Human Rights Based Approach in our work.
YETU programs are geared towards the realisation of gender equality therefore; the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our policies, programs and projects integrates a gender perspective to promote equality between females and males and more so to ensure the equal participation of young women who are a vulnerable category of the population. Through gender mainstreaming YETU aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination.