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Foundation For Youth Initiative
Foundation for Youth Initiative is a non governmental organization formed in South Sudan in 2011. The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate poverty through entrepreneurship by empowering youths and marginalized individuals to generate prosperity through entrepreneurship, in turn, build assets, create jobs, generate income, and established sustainable livelihood system. The Foundation deploys a participatory approach in bringing solutions to poverty. This approach streamlines resources mobilized to empower youth, women, farmers and marginalized people to create innovative social enterprises and scalable startups designed to address some of the pressing social issues in communities. The Foundation works with government institutions, development partners and private sector to support our mission. We focus on enterprises which invest in sectors of agriculture, renewable energy, fishery, livestock, social finance, climate change health, and digital media. These sectors hold significant prospects benefiting local communities and fostering sustained development of the country. South Sudan is a low-income country in East Africa. More than 82% of its population lives under the poverty line of $1.9 per day. Armed conflict, natural disasters, HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 pandemic have increasingly disrupted the means of livelihood system for the past ten years. National Unemployment rate stands at 14 percent, while youth unemployment is at 50%. Our mission is to reverse the above-mentioned situation through the entrepreneurship programs. The gaol is to raise the standards of living for the underserved communities – underprivileged youth, women, farmers, refugees, and internally displaced people.
We work with government institutions and development partners to support youth enterprises, women associations, and farmer cooperatives which invest in sectors of agriculture, renewable energy, fishery, livestock, social finance, climate change and digital media. These sectors hold significant potential benefiting local communities and fostering sustained economic and social development of the country.
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In partnership with Haggar Foundation, Foundation for Youth Initiative is inviting applications from locally established small and medium enterprises in South Sudan. A successfully selected applicant will receive seed capital up to $5,000 to support activities that...
Our Areas Of Focus?
Livelihoods and Food Security
Capacity Building for Community
Youth & Peacebuilding
Child Poverty Reduction
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