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Welcome to Young Leaders Network
We are transforming Africa by building her Youths
We exist to create an inclusive society where all young people are educated, empowered and engaged for sustainable development in Africa. We do this by building and strengthening hubs of vibrant and skilled young people through social inclusion, policy advancement and community engagement.
YLN in brief
YLN began in 2010 in as the arm of the “Emerge Project” of YMCA Bauchi to sustain improved behavioral changes of the beneficiaries of the Young Leaders Development Program. We are registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria as Initiative for Leadership Development and Youth Empowerment (iLEAD360). Since inception, our interventions have addressed key societal problems relating to children, youth and women by expanding their human resource base and empowering them to steer positive changes in their communities. We have accrued 10 years of field work in strengthening grassroots communities with leadership and social auditing skills needed to empower them to shape government policies and demand for accountability from the Government.
By these we stand…
Ensuring social inclusion and respect for human dignity. We honor the integral value of every individual and perspective where everyone can contribute and is carried along.
We believe in excellence in everything we do, mediocrity is not an option.
We are diverse in background and thinking, yet united by our cooperate vision. Our team members work closely together, recognize that our diversity is a rich resource to be harnessed for corporate good.
We are deliberate about the fusion of our strengths to produce together far more than any could ever produce alone. Much of our results are accrued to this.
Improvement and expansion in all ramifications is what YLN hold to. We can truly add value the most when we are valuable ourselves.
We are constantly seeking out better ways of doing more with less. Innovation is at the forefront of our approach to addressing key societal issues.
We could do more together
Numeracy, literacy & life skills
Community development activities
Leadership, democracy & human rights
Strides on Citizens' Accountability
Our areas of focus and impact
We train and engage community groups on political participation and democratic dividends.
We establish Non Formal Learning Centers for out-of-school children between the ages of 6 and 12.
We raise and equip transformational leaders in Africa for global impact.
Let's rebuild Africa together
Ongoing engagements at YLN that you can be part of. Our causes are carefully selected and designed to optimize impact in areas of greatest communal need.
From those we have touched
I have been angry over what has not been working in our government, but my anger has been on the wrong thing. Thanks to YLN, I now understand better and I know where, what and with whom to start—me.
As a 16 year old volunteer I always thought leadership had nothing to do with me. Volunteering with YLN has helped me see the true worth of leadership and how important it is to young people. This has also given me an edge over most of my peers.
YLN has changed how we as youths are viewed. It has put our youths on the map here in our communities such that no decision or meeting is held without our elders consulting us. We are no longer seen as children but youths with a focus and determination. The saying that youths are tomorrow’s leaders is becoming a reality in my community.
While volunteering with YLN, I spent most of my time with teenagers in the YLDP who I really got attached to. This made me look forward to every session with them and helped me improve my facilitation skills.
I never knew about my rights and privileges as a citizen in my community. I never knew that I could hold my leaders accountable and ask questions about projects in my community, but with the trainings I got from YLN, I now know better.