Youth Project Africa is a non-profit organization based in Cameroon. We started as a local solidarity group since 2010 when we pulled together hundreds of volunteers and engaged them in community work in different areas in Cameroon, including Buea, Douala, Mamfe and Kumba. Our main goal is to empower youths and show them the opportunities to develop their selves. To do this we run training sessions for young farmers, tailors, carpenters, mechanics etc. We also collect and donate school and training items to students, pupils and trainees. On a regular basis, we organise HIV/Malaria awareness campaigns. In 2013 and 2015 we had many volunteers from China and Japan respectively (the director studied in China and Japan for three years) and our organization became more viable. In the same year we were registered and recognized by the government of Cameroon. More than 500 pupils have also benefited from our scholarships for basic education.
Youth Project Africa(YPA) is a registered non-profit organization with the objectives to promote education and community development for the poor and underprivileged in Cameroon and Africa as a whole. We will achieve this through a number of projects, which include:
- Healthcare services
- Vocational training and opportunities
- Entrepreneurial training and support
- YPA Alumni Network
- Community development and empowerment
YPA is governed by a board and supported by many volunteers.