YOUTH ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS
Embracing Sustainable Empowerment
Marginalized groups of youth, women and children are an empowered alliance with better well-being for sustainable development.
To contribute to the improvement of socio-economic welfare of youth, women and children through management of public services, promotion of right based and gender-responsive programming.
Youth Alliance for Progress Organization (YAPO) is a non-governmental, youth-led, voluntary and gender-responsive organization which seeks to contribute in advocating for change to end issues affecting youth, women, adolescents and children through promotion of rights-based approaches on social-economic development such as education, health, well-being, social inclusion and environmental sustainability through policy reforms, awareness raising, training and capacity strengthening.
The organization also takes gender-responsive approaches towards ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Human Trafficking, Gender Based Violence (GBV) and fighting against HIV/AIDS transmission among Youth, Women and Children.
WHAT WE DO
Through various sessions and income generating activities, we transform the lives of marginalized and hard to reach youth, women and girls positively and open doors to sustainable self-reliance opportunities.
YAPO offers various supports to education attainment and training to marginalized and hard-to-reach youth, women and girls using formal, informal and non-formal systems such as gender-responsive Open Distance Leaning, digital technology-enabled learning and open education resources.
Characters and behaviour change plays a vital role in the process of shaping overall future and endeavours of the young people. YAPO applies Behavioural Change Communication strategies to mould good citizenship through moral and mental health training.
Through advocacy, YAPO is involved in policy reforms through its strategic litigation units and provide technical and legal support to individuals in need of Legal Aid.
Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Athabasca University (AU) hosted the Tenth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF10) in Calgary, Canada, from 14 to 16 September 2022, at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. This Forum takes place every three years and is considered one of the world’s leading international conferences on open, distance and technology-enabled learning. The conference was attended by YAPO Executive Director Mr. Salim Mpanda.
GIRLS INSPIRE PROJECT
It aims to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment through promoting educational attainment and economic participation of women and girls from marginalised communities.