Our Core Values
WORLD MALARIA DAY 2016: YEDI Initiates a Community Clean-Up in Lagos
YEDI 2015 ANNUAL REPORT
YEDI'S SURVEY ON CHILD ABUSE
SKILLZ GIRL: Changing The Game and Creating Safe Spaces for Girls
YEDI SURVEYS: Needs Assessment on HELLO LAGOS Youth Friendly Centres
Skillz Naija: Equipping Young People With Life-Skills, Malaria & HIV/AIDS Education
YEDI IS A NETWORK MEMBER OF STREETFOOTBALLWORLD
THE 2015 SKILLZ FOOTBALL HOLIDAY CAMP
YEDI’S SKILLZ COACHES RECOUNT TRAINING EXPERIENCE
My friend with HIV is
still my friend
The Kick Against Malaria
and HIV/AIDS Tournament
YEDI facilitates access to HIV
and Malaria testing and treatment
ONE WORLD FUTBOL: KICK-STARTING THE DREAMS OF A POTENTIAL FOOTBALL LEGEND
The Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) is a local, Nigerian-run NGO that empowers, educates, and inspires youth and communities using proven models or ideas modified for the Nigerian context.
YEDI was founded in 2011 to pilot the West Africa Grassroot Soccer model, a football-for-development program developed more than 10 years ago in Southern Africa to reduce HIV incidence rates and stigma. The pilot was an immediate success and since then, over 55,000 young people have benefited from it. YEDI is expanding its programs to increase opportunities for youth and target additional challenges they face.
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YEDI’s committed development professionals capitalize on proven programs rather than experiment. YEDI generates results through tried and tested approaches that work.
Skillz Naija Practice In Session
Globally, research has shown that a young person will be three times more likely to be unemployed than an average adult and predict that if not urgently dealt with, economic protest will worsen. In Nigeria, “Youth unemployment” is one of the biggest economic problems. Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative developed a program “Urban Achievers” aimed at engaging, encouraging and providing necessary skills needed for the job market.
Grassroot Soccer Nigeria: Over 55,000 graduates in more than 400 schools, coached by over 400 trained youth leaders, have improved ability to reduce risks, handle peer pressure, prevent HIV and malaria and other endemic diseases as well as learn about Sexual and Reproductive Health through increased education about health concerns in their communities. Participants also access free malaria testing and treatment, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) and referrals where necessary.
YEDI works with local partners, program participants, and coaches, who drive the GRS program in Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Ogun States in Nigeria to identify additional models to meet other prevalent needs of youth.