About Us

In Kenya, our programming, we apply the concepts of; shared learning, coordinated advocacy, community informatics and non-formal learning towards promotion of community driven development and citizen-led accountability for sustained and effective participation, participatory decision making, policy formulation and legislation for sound and non-tokenistic youth empowerment.

The Kenyan Chapter is managed by the National Branch Committee that oversees programs with the support of staff and volunteers.  OAY  Kenya  chapter  also has about 50 affiliated youth led organisations and groups based in over 15 Counties.


Key Pillars

Economic Empower and Livelihood

access to economic opportunities, employability and entrepreneurship.

Health and Wellbeing

Sexual Reproductive Health/HIV, nutrition and mental health. In all our health programming, we focus on Primary Health Care (PHC) within the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Environmental Protection

Youth involvement in conservation, climate change and how it impacts youth and communities.

Programming Approaches

Youth Work Professionalization, Formal and Informal Learning, Inclusion and Rights Based Approaches, Movement Building and Primary Health Care (PHC) within Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Cross Cutting - Issues;

1) Gender; Equality and Equity in access to services and opportunities
(2) Leadership; Young people and Governance;
(3) Civic engagement and accountability; innovations and actions by young people

Organizational Structure

The OAYouth Kenya is affiliated to the OAY regional body
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