International Christian Youthworks Africa is a network of youth organisations and individuals who are all committed to seeing young people in Africa grow in integrity based on faith, leadership,and with practical skills in entrepreneurship and community engagement, based on the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.
The movement grew out of using our proven leadership development programme, which has evolved as we engage with young people in their locations and develop contextual training for them.
We began in 2004 with an average of twenty young people a year on the programme in Kibera, Nairobi. We are now working in partnership with different organisations across most of the Southern States of Africa, East Africa and are seeing a growing work in West Africa and North Africa.
Young people are being encouraged to confront structures that promote inequality and poverty through community service. To build teams to work together and to take a lead with their friends, passing on the training they have received.
We have seen that transformed lives do bring about transformed communities, through faith, justice, dialogue, advocacy and innovation.
Since 2009 ICY has worked in partnership collaboratively with various high schools, colleges, universities, groups, Churches, organisations, local & national governments to complement their own training and mentoring programs. Participants who complete the programme, graduate with a Diploma in Missional Leadership.