who we are
YELI is a nonprofit youth led-initiative that empowers young people; on issues that affect their lives. We provide opportunities for young people to explore different leadership skills and develop their leadership potential through trainings and workshops.
We believe that talented youth can create a peaceful and prosperous future for our country.
We work with talented youth from all fields of study and with different ambitions, empowering them to be catalysts for positive change.
We empower young people in Burundi by preparing them to be leaders because the ultimate solutions to Burundi's problems will come from the Burundian people. The result of our program is a cohort of skilled sparking true development across Burundi.
Youth Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (YELI-Burundi) as one of the pillars organizing Partners of International Youths Conference on Counter-Terrorism (IYCCT), in partnership with International Youth Action Against Terrorism (IYAAT) the lead organizing partner, is organizing an online YOUTH CONSULTATIONS ON COUNTER-TERRORISM in Burundi to interest Burundian youth to write their thoughts on how they can contribute to put an end to this global terrorism.
"Le premier échange de l'UNESCO MGIEP sur l'éducation en Afrique" "Talking Across Generation on Education in Africa" Du 16 - 17 septembre 2019, Bujumbura - Burundi. (Lancement officiel du PVE Youth Blast 2019 et #TAGeBujumbura). Discussion en ligne: Du 15/08/2019 au 10 /09/2019. Application Link https://unesco-mgiep.typeform.com/to/QwnAcX
UNFPA veut appuyer les organisations de la jeunesse pour l'élaboration d'une plateforme digitale qui va permettre aux jeunes filles et garçons de partager leurs expériences, d'apprendre,de s'informer et de se former à distance et à moindre coùt.
The PVE Youth Blast is aimed to contribute to peaceful and sustainable societies. In fact, we believe that including youths in the pursuit of peaceful and inclusive societies free of Violent Extremism must remain one of the central aims for which PVE policies are created globally. This is on account of the inextricable link between the increasing number of youths joining violent and extremist groups and the increasing threat of such terror groups.
With the support of UNFPA Burundi Country Office, Youth Empowerment and Leadership Initiative (YELI-Burundi) in partnership with WORLD PEACE INITIATIVE, COMMON GROUND CENTER and WORLD MERIT BURUNDI are organizing the DIGITAL YOUTH CONSULTATION ON PVE (Preventing Violent Extremism).
THEME:Effective Cooperation for Building CommunityResilience Against Violent Extremism The International Youth Action Against Terrorism (IYAAT)in Partnership with theAfrican Initiative for Women in Africa (AIWA Forum) and YELI Burundiwill hold the maiden International Youths Conference on Counter-Terrorism from 4th to 6th February 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. This is planned to involve Delegates from UN member countries.
In its Empowerment Program YELI has launched the Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) program to initiate savings and loan's competences among youth (Single Mothers, Deaf People, youth Clubs)
The IYCCT will bring together 200 youth Participants and leaders drawn from CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) impact countries.However,The IYCCT budget will only cover the Accommodation,meals and onsite transport (To and from the airport and during the conference) for 100 participants.The other 100 participants will be self sponsored.
After realizing a need to youth empowerment, The YELI Lead Team in partnership with a local Radio COLOMBE F.M proposed a radio program called Future Leaders Show with a mission to awaken youth to self-reliance, awareness and confidence.
The night of 8th February 2014, many Burundian families lost their loved ones and Were left empty-handed due to the floods and landslides which washed away All their belongings. YELI, recognizing a need, stepped in to assist in molding bricks and help to build some unsheltered families, victims of the flood from Buterere and enable these mostly hit families to start their life Afresh. This particular kind of support had successfully brought back hope and smile on these victims of the tragedy