Our Objectives

  • Provide information and services that enable people to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health.
  • To equip young people and their communities with strategies for political tolerance,  peaceful democratic participation and participation in local and national civic processes.
  • Empower young people to meaningfully participate in wealth creation for rural development
  • To promote, organize, enhance knowledge, understanding and appreciation of nature, and the principle and practice of conservation of natural resources among the common mass.
  • Conduct evidence-based advocacy to influence the formal and informal policies established by policymakers and others in power.

Vision:

A healthy, empowered rural youth citizenry participating fully in national development

Mission:

We are commissioned to promoting SRHR and livelihoods information/knowledge sharing amongst rural youths to enhance their active participation in community development.

Goal:

To develop healthy and self reliant rural youth that actively participates in community development

Our Core Values

Integrity

YDZ secretariat, Board of Advisors and members shall value honesty and commitment to the values of YDZ in all that we do.

Political neutrality

YDZ recognizes the need for political neutrality in the implementation of its development programs and initiatives.

Rights-based approach

YDZ recognizes the need to respect human rights in all its operations.

Gender Equality

YDZ recognizes the unique differences in male and female reproductive health needs amongst youths living in rural areas. These different needs shall inform YDZ programming towards the promoting of gender equality in sexual & reproductive health issues.

Accountability

Everyone shall take responsibility for both negative and positive outcomes of YDZ activities. Lessons will be drawn from these and used as stepping stones towards organizational learning and professionalism.

Teamwork

Everyone shall take responsibility for both negative and positive outcomes of YDZ activities. Lessons will be drawn from these and used as stepping stones towards organizational learning and professionalism.