Youngstars Foundation is one of Africa’s unique, life-changing youth organization operating in Abuja, Nigeria. From a weekly youth club in a local barber shop in 1995, Youngstars Foundation is growing to emerge as one of the lead youth non-profit that is building young people and strengthening youth organizations involved in development programs in Africa.
For several years, the organization received no funding but conducted activities in secondary schools until 2003 when it received its first funding from Allen Webster Winners Fund UK. Since then, it has partnered with British Council Nigeria, the Office of the Presidency on MDGs, ICNC USA, LYNX USA, Federal Ministry of Youth Development Nigeria, World Youth Alliance USA, SKYPE UK, IRI Nigeria and NDI Nigeria. The NED which has funded Youngstars Foundation annually since 2004 remains our key funder.
Youngstars Foundation is now in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and is registered with CAC Nigeria as Youngstars Development Initiative (CAC/IT/NO 21517) and in Ghana as Youngstars Development Initiative (G.21, 431).
An Africa where the youth are deliberately developed to reach their fullest potentials, and
We are a premium African youth NGO that is building young people and youth organization to actively participate in accountable leadership, impactful democratic governance and breakthrough innovations for the continent.
To become the foremost sustainable youth NGO in Africa providing capacity building and research for youth development and participation.
- Increasing the quantity of high pedigree young leaders achieving global impact.
- Increasing capacity building platforms for youth to actively participate in promoting public accountability, impactful and sustainable democratic governance.
- Increasing youth voice and capacity to actively participate in public leadership at all levels and to actualize youth priorities.
- Boosting youth collaboration towards homegrown African innovations, inventions and solutions for the continents challenges.
- High pedigree leadership.
- Accountable and impactful democratic governance.
- Competitive home-grown Innovations.
Young people between the ages of 18 and 35.