About Us

Young Africa Intellectuals (YAL Group) is a youth-led organization which is more into health communication, youth and women empowerment initiatives for social development through integrating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in marginalized or neglected communities (rural areas, informal/squatter settlements, refugee camps ) Additionally, the organization aims to sustainably address cross-cutting issues in society which include but, not limited to sexual risk behaviours, drug abuse, child abuse, unplanned pregnancy, gender inequality, women’s rights and youth unemployment guided by the tenets of Human Rights Based Approach. Our modus operandi as a group is based on the belief that, for the modern word to progress, problem finding and problem solving has to be initiated and led by young people. We believe in the convergence or collision of ideas from different professional or academic backgrounds in addressing the aforementioned human development problems which affects women and young people. We aim to offer solutions through research-to-change approaches, the youth driving decisions through data to understand and change key audiences, develop and test frames in social development. More so, the group promotes movement-building component to align different groups and organizations towards achieving sustainable development through education and trainings, community awareness campaigns, capacity building efforts, empowerment initiatives, talent management, life skills design and advocacy.

Youth for Sustainable development

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Established in 2022

Our Methods of Delivering Change

Raise Awareness 

We believe in raising awareness reaching out to women, young people and relevant stakeholders through information dissemination in order to help them in improving their unwanted health and socio-economic conditions to better their lives. Ignorance is one of the greatest enemies to mankind. Information leads to problem finding + problem solving =a well-designed life.

Education and Training:

Emphasis on learning is very important to achieve sustainable social development. Life skills development, training on specific topics and education in general are important interventions so that we equip various partners and stakeholders to deal with the various challenges as they emerge. Training outcome will be measured assess the effect of various initiatives and gather information to support growth.

Research

In a bid to attain sustainable development, there’s need to be more serious in engaging researchers in all sectors of the society, which gives room to extensive study and research into specific women and young people needs.  Research makes land, labour and capital (the classical factors of production) to become secondary to knowledge as the primary resource for the new economy, which is essential in the process of providing solutions to the demanding challenges of the modern world.  Research must be done as a means and necessity which will inform decisions which will transform peoples’ lives. Research must inform establishment, delivery of tangible and implementable recommendations.

Innovation:

In the face of intense worldwide competition, YAL Group have reorganized around a philosophy of innovation, renewal, and group learning to survive. Our innovation philosophy is flexible and project driven. We believe the modern economy requires talent more than academic qualifications, in that regard we let supreme ideas prevail through innovation in solving human development problems.

Advocacy:

We provide a medium for advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations against all forms of human development problems. We realize that after awareness raising, there is a need for strategic advocacy to mobilize stakeholders in government and other policy making environments to put in place legislative and other policy measures which protect the rights of women and youth to empower them.

Our Values

Collaboration:

We partner with others who share our vision, values and commitment to create inclusive healthy society.

Responsibility:

In our conduct, we are accountable for the action and decisions we make

Innovation

We have the drive for learning and spreading of inspiring solutions to real-world problems

 

Respect:

We treat everyone with elegance and dignity while welcoming robust and constructive efforts from different actors in addressing human development challenges.

Teamwork:

 We believe in working together to achieve the much-needed social development

Inclusive:

We embrace and accommodate differences from diverse and varied groups or actors and guarantee equal participation for all despite sex, gender, religion or academic background in helping us to achieve desired progress.

 

Our Location

Zimbabwe

            7 Knight Bruce, Milton Park            Harare, Zimbabwe

They Need Your Help!

Help Us in the fight to provide Mental Health Solutions,  youth and women empowerment initiatives