Who We Are

We are a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers committed to helping adolescents in Nigeria overcome challenges to live healthier and productive lives and serve as agents for change in their communities.

Our Approach

YEDI introduces effective and innovative approaches to educating, empowering and inspiring young people and communities in Nigeria.

Changing the Game

YEDI empowers and inspires young people to be agents of change in their communities.

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PLAY. EDUCATE. INSPIRE.

Join us to FACILITATE ACCESS to HEALTH SERVICES and promote HEALTHY BEHAVIOURS that allow ADOLESCENTS to reach their FULL POTENTIAL in adulthood.

Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI) is an adolescent health organisation and implementing partner of Grassroot Soccer Inc. with a mission to educate, empower, and inspire youth and community development in Nigeria using proven, effective and innovative development approaches.

Years of impact

Persons received free HIV testing and counselling

Young people reached since 2011

Bed nets distributed

Featured Supporters

Grassroot Soccer
UNFPA
ExxonMobil
Street Football World
MAC AIDS Fund
UNFPA
ExxonMobil
Common Goal logo
SOS
Novartis
ECEWS
AWDF
Africare
Lagos State Universal basic Education Board
Women's Rights and Health
CSI Plus
BMZ
Mercure Hotels
Nigerian Television Authority
Street Football World

Success Stories

Read and watch testimonials and stories from coaches and participants in our various programmes and interventions.

LATEST NEWS

Curious what we’ve been up to recently? Here’s the latest news, stories and updates about us and our work.

Child Abuse Survey

We conducted a survey to assess abuse disclosure, types of abuse experienced, and referrals to support services.

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