Youth Action International’s work focuses on four areas: Education, Health Care and Economic Empowerment.
Target group – ages 0-12: Programs within this category focus on positive early childhood development through the provision of basic individual and school-related necessities; homework assistance and support; as well as the creation of safe, structured environments for play and learning. This area also advocates for the protection and wellbeing of children.
Youth Development/ Empowerment
Target group – ages 13-35: Within this category, YAI focuses on promoting the well-being and empowerment of war affected, former child soldiers, and economically disadvantaged youth in the poorest communities. Youth participants are particularly high-risk and in critical need of interventions that assist them in recovery and filling social, behavioral, educational, and other developmental gaps resulting from extended periods of civil unrest.
Success ‘Opportunity Meets Preparation’ Program for Women
Target Group – ages 13-35: This program area focuses on supporting the needs and development of women affected by war and girls at risk of sexual exploitation or domestic violence. It focuses on equipping and preparing young girls and women with information and opportunities that can allow for self-sufficiency and independence, and lessens the possibility of sexual exploitation and violence against them due to their social and economic circumstances.