Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI) is an adolescent health organisation that educates, empowers, and inspires youth and community development in Nigeria using sound, proven models. Founded in 2011, YEDI has reached over 250,000 young people in schools and communities in Abuja FCT and Lagos, Akwa-Ibom, and Ogun States, with evidence-based programmes designed to facilitate access to health services and promote adherence to healthy behaviours.

YEDI has deep experience in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), Orphans and Vulnerable Children & Youth (OVCY) Programming, Combination HIV Prevention, Malaria Prevention Education, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention, Neglected Tropical Diseases Prevention Awareness, Positive Youth Development, and Community Mobilisation.

Our Core Values


We act with honesty, uprightness, transparency, and without compromising the truth; we strive for a high moral character in all our actions.


We always evolve new creative ideas that can add value to life and change the world.


We value cooperation, using our individual skills and providing constructive feedback to get everyone on the same page. We work collaboratively with people and organizations in order to achieve a goal.


We take ownership and go the extra mile, placing others before self.


We give our best to the task at hand at all times. With dedication and commitment, we put our heart and mind into the work to get the best.


We create and ensure a safe and trouble-free space and experience for everyone.


We believe in fairness, objectivity and mutual respect; we have no room for discrimination.

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