We believe that creating stronger communities starts by investing in special
programs that targets children and youths who make up 60% of Africa’s population. Investing in
critical areas like education, health, safe spaces and livelihood holds the key that could lift
millions of families out of poverty.
YOU AND US DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (YAUDI) is community-based organization
whose aim is to uplift children and youths living in low income communities of Ruaraka by
developing and supporting programs that are critical for their survival.
70% of surging Africa population is under the ages 24 years,
making Africa to be the continent with the youngest population in the world. However,
adolescent and youths growing in informal settlements face a lot of challenges which
prevents them from realizing their potential.
You And Us Development Initiative was Founded in 2014 by Cyril Otieno immediately
after graduating with a Diploma in Community development and Project planning from Regional Institute
of Business Management. Growing up in Mugure slums, Cyril encountered a lot of social–economic
challenges which included being chased away from school due to lack of school fees. Sometimes food
was rear at home forcing him and his peers to look for alternative ways of getting something to eat.