To advocate and promote entrepreneurial education, inclusivity and access in the education sector in Africa, and mitigate the odds against literacy and minority rights.
We envisage an Africa devoid of literacy, where inclusivity guides our education systems and policy-making, education is skill based, and basic education is free for all.
Who we are?
Kachem Young Initiative (KYI) is a charitable non-governmental organisation that advocates and promotes entrepreneurial education, inclusivity, and access in the education sector in Africa, and mitigates the odds against literacy and minority rights. We understand how illiteracy bedevils the human mind, thereby crippling economies, financial capacities, and limiting people in all spheres. We achieve our goals largely through the instrumentality of mentorship, academic tutoring, scholarship awards, community library projects, health and wellness campaigns, GBV advocacy, minority rights advocacy, vocational skill trainings, ICT training, and internship placements. Thus our key project areas are as follows:
- Literacy projects; Access & Inclusion in the education sector,
- Mentoring and Networking (MAN) Program,
- Economic Empowerment projects (EEP),
- Skill & Vocational Training (SVT),
- Health & Wellness
- Inclusive empowerment of the youth, women and children (inclusive of persons living with disabilities).
I have seen and been a victim of the bedeviling effects of illiteracy, and have also experienced and shared the freedom and power of literacy, knowledge and continuous learning. I knew at thirteen that no one should be rid of the opportunity to experience knowledge and succeed, so I began advocating for children’s rights under the Child’s Rights Act through the Child’s Rights Club and the Nigerian Children Parliament to which I belonged.
Between years 2001 and 2004, I worked in partnership with the Ebonyi State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, the Child’s Rights Club (CRC), the Nigerian Police Force and the Ebonyi State Children’s Parliament to end child labor and ensure that every child of school age was in school.
Over the years, I have physically and virtually mentored over a thousand people and have given my voice and career to promoting inclusive, quality and affordable education, and advocating minority rights, especially at the grassroots.In 2017, seeing the link between young people and the poverty trap due to their limited access to education and knowledge, I founded KACHEM YOUNG INITIATIVE (KYI), a charitable non-governmental organisation that is dedicated to helping the youth, women and children realise their potentials through the instrumentality of EDUCATION, MENTORSHIP, and ADVOCACY.
KYI is founded on the Christian principles of LOVE, EMPATHY, SACRIFICE and HOPE.
We understand and hold to the non-discriminatory boundless love of Christ for mankind. We hope in a great future for all, and we believe that this future is attainable through faith, hard work and resilience.