We develop leadership, critical thinking and civic consciousness of youth through facilitating platforms of engagement with public officials, open debates and advocacy trainings.
In Zimbabwe, 77% of the population is under 35 – the country is experiencing slow economic growth, fiscal problems and deteriorating social services and the youth is disproportionately affected by these problems yet the local councils are dominated by old people.
The Youth Advisory Council was a council created by YIELD Trust which trained young people on advocacy and then supported them in sitting in all council meetings so as to substantively contribute in the council on youth inclusion and youth support.Learn more about the project
In Zimbabwe, there is high youth population and yet the highest voter apathy is amongst young people,
YIELD Trust as part of the partners of #LeaveNoYouthBehind2018 campaign, created Voter Clubs which had a training of trainers model to teach young people on why voting is important and how to vote (procedure).Learn more about this project
The majority of young Zimbabweans have an interest in advocacy and public engagement, but they lack public speaking and critical analysis skills.
YIELD Trust, supported by Zimbabwean universities, started the Debate Open Challenge (affectionately known as DOC) to support young people with a platform to both express their views and learn how.
DOC is an annual debate tournament that was established in 2014 which is attended by tertiary institutions from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.