Young people can have powerful and positive effects on adults, organizations, and communities. Through empowering processes such as learning decision-making skills, critical awareness, managing resources, and working with others, both youth and adults become better equipped as change agents. On the other side, empowered outcomes allow individuals to gain a sense of control, critical awareness and participatory awareness. Expanding youth population in Africa represents both an opportunity for future and a potential threat to stability. Focusing on youths will therefore be our priority, building on decades of experience and a belief in youth as drivers of positive change.
On the other side, empowered outcomes allow individuals to gain a sense of control, critical awareness and participatory awareness. WI will invest in youth by promoting quality education, professional development, and job skills. Recognizing the diversity within youth populations, we will help young women and men acquire the knowledge and skills they need to be community leaders, and active, informed citizens.
Wibena Impact is centered on the comprehensive Youth Empowerment Model. The model is a three-pronged approach that effectively engages young people in meaningful work that challenges them to develop skills, gain critical awareness, and participate in opportunities that are necessary to create just, equitable, and thriving communities.
NB:A triangle diagram with sides having:
- Skill development
- Critical Awareness
The process of strengthening skills and increasing knowledge to improve equitable decision-making, authentic peer and community engagement, and community change through advocacy and activism.
The ability to identify, analyze, and share information and resources in order to center the lived experiences of historically marginalized youth, change the narrative, and have a deeper understanding of the “how” and “why” of racial equity, youth empowerment, and community change.
The actions taken to achieve sustainable community change through the lens of racial equity and youth empowerment
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