For South SUDAN

Carrying out a series of development programs strengthening South Sudan’s Private sector. Drawing from multicultural and professional expertise of its founders. We champion programs emphasizing on agricultural development, grassroots institutions’ capacity building and peacebuilding.


Global Trading Agency: Solar Mini-Grid Capacity Building Project

Global Trading Agency Limited, in the year 2019, September, was awarded a grant of $100,000 by the USADF, for their solar mini grid project. The Global Trading Agency are located in Gudele 1, Main Road,

KEDA: Taking Advantage of a Global Pandemic to Upscale their Peanut Paste Production

During this current COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have been impacted adversely but due to planning ahead, the KEDA group managed to increase their production.

USADF C.A.R.E.S Success Story: Akari Development Association

The USADF launched the USADF C.A.R.E.S COVID-19 -19 Program to build resilience among African enterprises and entrepreneurs while combating COVID-19 -19 IN Africa. See ADA’s Success story here.

FYI’s Origins

Mr Albino Gaw Dar, co-founded Foundation for Youth Initiative in 2011 with the purpose to create a platform that can enable young people to fully participate in the development processes of a new nation, South Sudan. Albino grew up In a village, schooled in refugee camps, studied sociology and worked for the public institutions.

Members Livelihoods Improved

Farmer Cooperatives & Enterprises Funded

Expended on projects

About FYI

Foundation For Youth Initiative

Foundation for Youth Initiative (FYI) non-governmental organization established in 2011, registered in South Sudan with the Ministry of Justice, Relief and Rehabilitation Commission and NGOs Forum to carry out development programs designed to enlarge opportunities for community development.

Foundation for Youth Initiative has been implementing a number of programs; including capacity-building projects for grass root entities; child protection, food security and livelihood; peacebuilding initiatives, education and functional adult literacy; rule of law plus good governance, health and sanitation among others.

We are committed to providing quality services to both our internal and external partners by continuously improving our systems and procedures and creating the necessary climate for sustainable development.
We aim for imparting quality and timely services with a high standard of professionalism, integrity, independence, objectiveness, trust and confidentiality.

Our Partners & Sponsors

Foundation for Youth Initiative is a youth focus national NGO founded in 2011. In scope, it’s a small Foundation but effective in delivering services to unprivileged communities in South Sudan. In the past, FYI has worked on projects with PACT, Justice Africa, and International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Canada High Commission, Embassy of Norway and the Embassy of Denmark. Currently, it partners with Inter News and United States African Development Foundation (USADF) (other Partners listed below).

It is managing a Community Development Institutions Program with the funding that goes beyond emergency interventions as part of a 5 year Livelihoods Program under Capacity Building Program for Community Development Institutions with support from the USADF; the grants support over eleven smallholder farmer cooperatives in South Sudan whose total membership size shots over 10,000. Our NGO is opened to creating more partnerships in order to achieve our aims. 

The USADF program in South Sudan is currently concentrating in the Greater Equatoria region, consisting of the following states: Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria and Western Equatoria. In year 3 as per our strategic plan, USADF and FYI will revisit this strategy with the possibility of extending to additional states.

It’s program focuses on cassava, sesame, groundnuts and vegetables. A limited number of projects will be considered in value chains outside of these four commodities particularly gum Arabic, Shea nuts, coffee and other strategic commodities.


Our Areas Of Focus?

Livelihoods and Food Security

Capacity Building for Community

Development Institutions

Child Poverty Reduction

Peace buildingYouth

Foundation For Youth Initiative South Sudan

Foundation for Youth initiative (FYI) was founded in 2011, drawing from multicultural and professional expertise of its founders.


Plot No. 60 & 61, Hai Thoura
Buluk – Hai Thoura Road, Juba, South Sudan

Tel: +211914997774


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