At YCAB , we develop Youth Independence through:
Education, Jobs & Entrepreneurship
We believe every youth has the right to education and opportunity to be independent and free from want. We help youth to be confident and independent in making smart choices to choose healthy lifestyle free from drugs and HIV/AIDS; we provide opportunity for school drop-outs and underprivileged youth to be independent to choose what they want to be thru the provision of access to vocational skills, digital inclusion and English literacy; we also assist low-income communities in the urban areas where these youth live in order to further improve their skills, productivity and income-earning capacity. For these very purposes, we build partnerships among the local communities, businesses, and governments to enable a sustainable and functioning skilled labour market.
Our programs have the following qualities:
- We will inspire and facilitate youths to find and focus the goals they want and help them make healthy lifestyle choices. Not only that, independence means each youth we encounter in our programs will have to sustain a decent livelihood. After all, an independent and healthy youth is the essence of a nation’s progress.
- We believe that profitability equals sustainability, and that the existence of our for-profit centres will give us the freedom and room to move to create a better future for our youths. However, we believe that sustainability also means the adoption of our program by the society or the State at large.
- We will provide support for youths to achieve excellence through education for all, community engagement, and economic empowerment through job placement and seed capital for entrepreneurship.
- We will help instill in our youths a sense of purpose and the importance of serving higher goals to add value to themselves by providing a safe hub where their hopes and passions can thrive. The impact of our work reaches beyond the lives of our youth as we inspire each one of them to be the catalyst of change itself.