YAI'S PROGRAMS TARGET CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

BUILDING THE STRONG FOUNDATION CHILDREN NEED

PROMOTING HEALTHY FAMILIES

EMPOWERING YOUNG MEN & WOMEN

TOGETHER, WE CAN CREATE A BETTER WORLD.

EDUCATION

Youth Action International’s priority programs for education are as…

HEALTH

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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

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ABOUT YOUTH ACTION INTERNATIONAL

Youth Action International, Inc. (YAI) is a United States based and registered 501©3 organization.  The organization works in post war African countries including Liberia, and Sierra Leone to provide education, health care and economic empowerment for children and young people.

Youth Action International was founded in 2005 by Liberian civil war survivor Dr. Kimmie Weeks while he was a freshmen student at Amherst College in Massachusetts.    After gaining political asylum in the United States, Weeks remained painfully aware of the many challenges children and young people were facing in Liberia and wanted to do some thing to have a transformative impact on them and help them to break the chains of poverty.

YAI started off as a small campus based organization working to raise money for small scale projects and encourage U.S. students to travel and volunteer on the African continent.

Since it was established, YAI and its partners have implemented a wide range of projects in over four post war African countries other than Liberia including Burundi, Rwanda Sierra Leone, and Uganda.   These projects have benefited more than 100,000 people in these countries.

In 2018, YAI’s program are  projects are heavily focused on pre-primary development, access to clean water, and self-sustainable agriculture initiatives.

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YOUTH ACTION INTERNATIONAL IS SUPPORTING EFFORTS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IN WEST AFRICA 

 

Youth Action International’s offices in Liberia and Sierra Leone are actively engaged in efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).    The organization is supporting youth organizations by donating prevention awareness materials, hand washing stations for communities that do not have access to water, and providing emergency food packages for orphanages, people with disabilities and the elderly.

The cases in both countries are rapidly increasing and coupled with poor health facilities, African countries have a high risk that the outbreak will be especially devastating.    This is why YAI is implementing similar community awareness campaigns that we implemented during the Ebola outbreak a few years ago.   BY empowering and supporting the efforts of 50 community-based youth organization we are able to disseminate COVID-19 prevention messages and distribute medical and non medical supplies to various communities.

Like many countries in the world, the governments of West African countries are moving to implement a lock down in a bid to reduce the spread.    However, in countries where most families must sell or work as day laborers to feed their families, this is particularly challenging as many families now have to make a choice between health or hunger.      

YAI has begun a safety net feeding program to provide food packages to 333 vulnerable families and households during the crisis period.

YOUTH ACTION INTERNATIONAL IS SUPPORTING EFFORTS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

 

Youth Action International’s offices in Liberia and Sierra Leone are actively engaged in efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).    The organization is supporting youth organizations by donating prevention awareness materials, hand washing stations for communities that do not have access to water, and providing emergency food packages for orphanages, people with disabilities and the elderly.

 

The cases in both countries are rapidly increasing and coupled with poor health facilities, African countries have a high risk that the outbreak will be especially devastating.    This is why YAI is implementing similar community awareness campaigns that we implemented during the Ebola outbreak a few years ago.   BY empowering and supporting the efforts of 50 community-based youth organization we are able to disseminate COVID-19 prevention messages and distribute medical and non medical supplies to various communities.

 

Like many countries in the world, the governments of West African countries are moving to implement a lock down in a bid to reduce the spread.    However, in countries where most families must sell or work as day laborers to feed their families, this is particularly challenging as many families now have to make a choice between health or hunger.

 

YAI has begun a safety net feeding program to provide food packages to 333 vulnerable families and households during the crisis period.

 

Latest News

23 Apr

Updated Donation Page

Great news!  We have updated our donation page.   The new donation page is more streamlined, secured and offers a wide range of giving options. …

15 Apr

Please help us feed 333 families during coronavirus lockdown

This week, the Presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and announced a 21 day lock down. The police and…

15 Apr

Two containers of supplies are enroute to West Africa

Thanks to all of your support.  The first of two containers has left the United States in April and is headed the Liberia.  The…

14 Apr

YAI is supporting efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus

Youth Action International’s offices in Liberia and Sierra Leone are actively engaged in efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19).    The organization is supporting…

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