At Youth Action International, we are driven by a vision of empowered communities and transformed lives. Our mission is to create lasting positive change by increasing digital literacy and computer proficiency for young people in postwar African countries.
Our journey began with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by communities recovering from conflict and striving for a better future. We recognized that in an increasingly interconnected world, access to digital education and technology is a powerful tool for unlocking opportunities and driving progress.
Our focus centers on postwar African countries, where the impact of conflict has left a lasting mark on educational and economic opportunities. We believe that education is a cornerstone of development, and that digital literacy is a gateway to empowerment. Through our initiatives, we aim to bridge the digital divide and provide young people with the skills and resources they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Our current primary project is called the Transcend project. The Transcend project seeks to increase computer literacy and enhance learning outcomes amongst high school seniors in Liberia and Sierra Leone by establishing fully functional computer labs for target schools. Each computer lab is set up within the existing infrastructure of the school and includes up to ten computers, a projector, desk/chairs, whiteboard and is completely solar powered. YAI runs the lab collaboratively with the school for the first year to ensure familiarization with standards and systems before fully turning over to the school.
Our approach is rooted in collaboration, innovation, and community engagement. We work hand-in-hand with local partners, schools, educators, and passionate individuals who share our commitment to making a difference. Together, we design and implement programs that not only enhance digital skills but also inspire confidence, creativity, and critical thinking.
As an organization, we are dedicated to transparency, accountability, and impact. We measure success not only by the number of computers installed or labs renovated but by the stories of transformed lives and the tangible impact our initiatives have on communities.
Join us on this journey of empowerment, where technology becomes a bridge to brighter futures. Together, we are Youth Action International—a catalyst for change, a beacon of hope, and a driving force behind the transformation of postwar African countries.
At Youth Action International, our vision is to create a world where every young person in postwar African countries is equipped with the tools and skills needed to thrive and succeed. We believe that education is a transformative force, and digital literacy is a key that unlocks a world of possibilities. We are dedicated to empowering individuals, transforming communities, and shaping a brighter future for all.
As we look ahead, a central tenet of our vision is to ensure that every high school in Liberia and Sierra Leone has a computer lab within the next five years. We recognize that access to technology is not a luxury but a necessity in today’s interconnected world. By establishing computer labs in high schools, we aim to bridge the digital divide and provide students with the resources they need to excel academically and beyond.
Our vision extends beyond the physical infrastructure. We strive to create an ecosystem where digital literacy is not just a skill, but a way of life. We envision young people harnessing technology to unleash their creativity, amplify their voices, and contribute to their communities. Through our efforts, we aim to foster a generation that is confident, capable, and equipped to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future.
As we work towards our vision, we are guided by the values of empowerment, collaboration, innovation, and impact. We understand that creating lasting change requires a collective effort, and we are committed to partnering with local communities, educators, and like-minded organizations to make our vision a reality.
Join us on this transformative journey as we pave the way for a future where education and technology empower individuals to reach their full potential. With your support, we can turn our vision into a vibrant reality—one where every high school in Liberia and Sierra Leone becomes a hub of learning, growth, and opportunity.
Community-Centric: We believe in the power of community engagement to drive change. Our programs are designed in collaboration with local communities, ensuring that they reflect the unique needs, aspirations, and strengths of each place we work.
Empowerment: We believe in the inherent potential of every individual. Our programs are designed to empower young people with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to shape their own destinies and contribute meaningfully to their communities.
Innovation: We embrace creativity and innovation as the driving force behind progress. By adopting forward-thinking approaches, we strive to find effective solutions to the challenges faced by postwar African countries, particularly in the realm of digital education.
Collaboration: We recognize that meaningful change is a collective effort. We collaborate with local partners, educators, volunteers, and like-minded organizations to amplify our impact. Through collaboration, we harness diverse perspectives and expertise to create sustainable change.
Equity: We are committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background, has equal access to opportunities. Our initiatives are designed to bridge gaps and promote inclusivity, recognizing the inherent value of diversity in creating vibrant communities.
Transparency: We uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all our endeavors. We believe that open communication and honesty build trust, both with our supporters and the communities we serve
Impact: We measure our success by the tangible impact we create. Our efforts are driven by the stories of transformed lives, improved educational experiences, and the positive ripple effects that extend beyond our immediate programs.