DONATE TO EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG AFRICANS…
Thank you for considering a donation to Youth Action International (YAI). Your support plays an important role in empowering young individuals in underserved communities and transforming their lives through education, technology, and opportunity. Every contribution you make enables us to continue our mission of creating positive change and fostering sustainable development.
Why Donate to YAI: At YAI, we believe in the potential of every young person to make a difference. By donating to YAI, you directly impact the lives of youth in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and beyond. Your donation goes towards initiatives such as establishing computer labs, providing digital literacy training, offering scholarships, and supporting community engagement projects. With your help, we can bridge the digital divide, equip young individuals with essential skills, and empower them to become leaders, change agents, and contributors to their communities.
How Your Donation Helps: Your contribution, no matter the size, has a significant impact:
$25: Provides essential educational materials for a student in our programs.
$50: Supports digital literacy workshops and training sessions for youth.
$100: Helps maintain and equip a high school computer lab for an entire month.
$250: Enables us to offer scholarships to bright and motivated students.
$500: Supports the expansion of our community-based initiatives for broader impact.
$1,000: Sets up a computer station and provides internet.
Your donation not only fuels our programs but also fosters a sense of hope, opportunity, and empowerment among the youth we serve. Together, we can make a lasting difference in their lives and contribute to the positive transformation of communities.
Join Us in Creating Change: Your donation today directly translates into a brighter future for young individuals who are eager to learn, grow, and contribute. By donating to YAI, you become a partner in creating sustainable change and empowering youth to transcend limitations. Join us in our mission to make education accessible, technology inclusive, and opportunities attainable for all. Your support matters, and together, we can shape a better tomorrow.
"If young people in postwar states can utilize technology to unlock career pathways, build stable livelihoods and reinforce their democracies, they reduce their vulnerability to the cycle of poverty, inequality and conflict."
ABOUT YOUTH ACTION INT’L
Youth Action International’s (YAI) mission is to increase digital literacy and computer proficiency for young people in postwar African countries. YAI was established in 2006 by Liberian activist and civil war survivor Kimmie Weeks. The organization’s early projects were focused on meeting urgent needs around education, health care and economic empowerment.
Since its establishment, YAI’s programs have benefited more than half a million people in Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Past successful programs have established computer training centers, vocational training centers and high schools. The organization has also run initiatives around early childhood education and access to clean water.
Both Kimmie Weeks and YAI have been recognized globally and have received numerous awards for YAI’s work against poverty. Notable amongst them includes the World’s Children’s Prize from the Queen of Sweden and Liberia’s highest civilian award from former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Our work has been profiled on major television networks including CNN, BBC TV, CCTV, Discovery Channel, and MTV Canada.
Youth Action International is a registered 501.C.3 organization in the United States and is an accredited non-governmental organization with the governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Kimmie Weeks is an internationally acclaimed Liberian activist and humanitarian. He was born in Liberian in 1981 and is a survivor of the Liberian civil war. In 1997, Kimmie Weeks was forced to flee Liberia and was granted political asylum in the United States as a result of his advocacy for the disarmament of child soldiers. He started Youth Action International while in the United States and the organization has since provided education, health care and economic empowerment for close the 300,000 people in six post war African countries.
In addition to his work with Youth Action International he has severed in several private and public sector capacities including as Senior Planner & Advisor to the United Nations Children’s Conference on the Environment, Senior Communications Strategist for Cellcom, Chairman of the Board for the Liberia Water & Sewer Corporation, African Director for Clinical RM, and Communications Consultant for Orange Liberia.
He earned his BA and BS degrees from Amherst College, his MA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was an awarded an honorary doctorate by Amherst College in 2011. Weeks has also received countless national and international awards for his work including the Golden Brick Award and the World’s Children’s Prize from the Queen of Sweden.