Transform Lives.

Transformed Communities.

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN YOUTH W ORKS (ICY) IS A NETW ORK OF
YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS COMMITTED TO RAISING
A GENERATION OF GOD FEARING LEADERS W HO ARE COMMITTED TO
KINGDOM AND COMMUNITY SERVICE THROUGH THE GOSPEL, BEING
W ILLING TO CONFRONT STRUCTURES THAT PROMOTE INEQUALITY,
POVERTY AND INJUSTICE THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE,
JUSTICE,DIALOGUE, ADVOCACY AND INNOVATION TOW ARDS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. W E BELIEVE THAT TRANSFORMED
LIVES BRING ABOUT CHANGED COMMUNITIES

IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND THE STRATEGIC LANDSCAPE, ICY AFRICA FOCUSES ON COMMUNITY NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS, EMERGING TRENDS, AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRENGTHS AND VULNERABILITIES AS A KEY GUIDE TO THE PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTION.

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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. The course is contextualised for African culture and society to develop leaders who can effectively influence African society for good.

We are seeing continued growth with the number of students graduating:

The training has enabled some individuals to go onto higher education and some to find work, e.g. with N.G.O.s, Many of the ICY graduates go on to be trainers themselves. We partner with Springdale Foundation in the UK which validates the Diploma; graduates gain a certificate that equates to an access course for the first year study of a Bachelor’s program. As a charity we seek to raise funding so as to give scholarships as Education in Africa is a luxury that many of the young people cannot afford.

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Each participant takes part in service, experience based and contextualised learning: developing their own projects to impact positively their local communities. Graduates are encouraged to continue with us to be trained to train others.

Entrepreneurship and community engagement projects have been a natural development following on from the course, and we are increasingly working in partnership with others to see these develop.

ICY Africa is active in meeting 12 of the United Nations sustainable development goals.

                                                 Can you be part of our campaign?

Give Five Find Five 

In other words, could you partner with us, supporting us with five pounds a month and find five others, family and friends, to also give five pounds a month?

We’ve worked out we need 2,000 people to commit in this way to sustain the growth we are seeing! (These costs are for the support for the Kenyan team, office and admin, plus costs for training in other African countries,travel, projects and conferences etc. )

2,000 seems a lot but we just need 333 people to be advocates for us, to find 5 others , to have 1,998 supporters.