A few words about

What We Do

Our projects

Our organization is involved in numerous projects.

Peace building

YFTC promotes the role of youth as peace advocates in the peace-building process. In order to transform conflict into peace. YFTC conducted the following activities were undertaken by YFTC for peace building.

  1. Peace and Reconciliation: build sustainable peace and promote reconciliation in societies affected by violence or conflict through community-based initiatives that promote dialogue, trust-building, and social cohesion among different groups, including victims and perpetrators of violence.
  2. Advocacy and Policy Influence: engage in advocacy and policy dialogue to influence local, national, regional and international policies related to peace, governance, and development to create an enabling environment for positive change, mobilize resources, and promote evidence-based approaches to peacebuilding and good governance.
  1. Conflict Prevention and Resolution: Prevent the outbreak of violence and resolve existing conflicts by promoting dialogue, mediation, and reconciliation between different groups or communities focusing on addressing the underlying causes of conflict, such as inequality, discrimination, or resource scarcity.
  2. Production of information, education and communication material IEC: We develop, translate scripts for Recording and Production of Spot messages for community sensitization and awareness played in spot areas, radio jingles and Boda-boda talk-talk approach to reach hard to reach areas.
  3. Karl popper Community policing debate: To contribute to a peaceful co-existence in the community in which human rights and democracy for all is respected we aim to focus on young people in connection to the community so that they achieve a high enrollment in schools, out of school students are motivated to resume classes and this reduces the high rates of early marriage and teenage pregnancy.

 

Youth empowerment

At the core of youth empowerment is our belief that young people are capable of incredible things. When young people have exposure to rousing ideas and opportunities and the tools to build their confidence, they shall become drivers of lasting solutions in the community they leave in.
An empowered young person recognizes their capabilities, self-determination and potentials in driving changes in the community. They feel comfortable trying new innovations and exploring creativity as they respond to the amazing community needs. They stand up for their values. And they know they have built a foundation of self-empowerment to rely on in times of struggle or when they are feeling lost and need to recalibrate. YFTC do this through the following Objectives:

  1. Boost capacities of young refugee entrepreneurs: This starts with business needs assessment, the differential realities of female and male refugee entrepreneurs will become apparent and care will be taken to translate these differences also in adequate, gender-specific training and support methods and packages. To improve discussion, analysis and support delivery, mostly use will be made of female trainers, coaches and business-mentors. Furthermore, gender-specific methods and measures will be explicitly elaborated and presented at reporting, project formulation and the public presentation workshop
  2. Access to digital tools and ICT trainings: Leveraging digital technology to Enhance Livelihood and Labour market relevant skills for youth and women through Non-formal ICT skills trainings. ICT also offers opportunities for youth empowerment and education, particularly in societies where resources are limited.
  3. Amplify the voices of young people to participate in decision making process in concern that affects their lives: To instil the skills of tolerance and respect of divergent views and opinions through organizing community policing debates
  4. To develop an all-around individual in areas of critical thinking and inventiveness
  5. To nature skills and talent of leaderships through oratory speech
  6. Skills Building: Provide refugee and host community youth with life skills opportunities for their self-reliance through TVET.

Education

Education aids gainful employment opportunities and empowers young people to participate in decision-making to build a better future for themselves and their communities especially those affected by war, natural disasters, or displacement to rebuild their lives and contribute to the development of their society. This is achieved through this Objectives:

 

  • Inter schools Debate: Through debate approach we empower young people as active citizens who speak up and perform youth led advocacy full of trust on issues that matters to the young people.
  • To empower the youth and educational sector to educate the young people on this.
  • To create space so that youth have a platform to be heard on the basis of tolerance and respect.
  • To support informal and formal authorities who listen to the youth and give due weight to their opinion.
  1. Pedagogy:Adapt and develop appropriate materials that are pertinent to the context and needs of the population by integrating psychosocial support, life skills training, and peer to peer support approach.
  • Where youth will be made to discuss on a given topic which touches key societal issues of concern in society.
  • Peer to peer approach- where youths support each other in learning new ideas and skills. Problem based learning- where a problem is cited and solutions are brainstormed. Open dialogues- where we can move to community to engage youth talk on key issues openly.
  1. Community involvement:Foster community involvement and ownership in the education process. This includes engaging parents, caregivers, and community leaders in decision-making, mobilizing community properties, and working closely with local stakeholders.
  2. TVET and ICT Training: ICT also offers opportunities for youth empowerment and education, particularly in societies where resources are limited

Advocacy

Encourage positive change in society by influencing public view, policies, and practices designed at raising awareness, driving action, and bring about systemic changes that address social problem. This is done through:

  • Policy Change: influence the development or modification of policies and laws by involving the affected population to take part in the process.
  • Community Awareness: increase public awareness and understanding of social problems through organizing campaigns, and advocacy conference/conventions to disseminate information, raise public perception, and build support for displaced people’s issues.
  • Stakeholder participation: Mobilize key stakeholders, such as decision-makers, government officials, community leaders, and influencers by building associations, fostering working environment, and creating platforms for dialogue and collaboration.
  • Resource Mobilization: securing funding, attracting volunteers, and advocacy efforts for long term benefit of the marginalized population.
  • Capacity Building: strengthening the capacity of individuals and communities to engage in advocacy activities by providing training, coaching, and engage with decision-makers to promote grassroot change.
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