About Us


Youth Ventures Initiatives (YOVI) is a non-profit, non-partisan non-governmental organization formed in 2008. It existed loosely until 2009 when it was legally registered. YOVI’s major role is to empower the youth to live responsible lives. Currently we are working in Nairobi, Nyeri, Siaya, Homabay and Migori.

Our Vision

To realize generations of youths that is vibrant and empowered.

Our Mission

To promote, reinforce, and safeguard human rights, good governance and improved livelihood.

Problem Statement

Youth out of school in Kenya lack positive daily engagement. Boredom leads them to irresponsible behaviour. For example, those in Central Province, Kenya engage in alcohol and drug abuse that puts them at risk of HIV infections. Many of HIV infected cases in Kenya are youth aged between 14 and 35 years. Many youth-focused strategies in Kenya are concentrated in towns and cities. Youth in rural areas are not reached and mobilised for development. They remain among the most vulnerable and poorest.

Our Core Values

  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Honesty and integrity in all our dealings
  • Gender sensitivity
  • Participation of all
  • Respect for human rights


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