Let’s help them together.
Youth Advocates works with government and communities to advance women and youth’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Over the years we have demonstrated experience with holistic programming for children, young people and women; integrating SRHR/HIV/GBV with livelihoods, climate action and social protection. Our approach is simple. We implement evidence-based programs that focus on impoverished areas in the community.
We pioneer innovative grassroots programs that shift the focus from immediate behavioral factors to the structural drivers that directly and indirectly increase young people’s exposures to boot SRHR outcomes, HIV, poverty, gender inequality, sexual violence, public policies and lack of education.
To empower all adolescents & young people with knowledge, skills, resources and opportunities for healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.
Strengthening the SRHR and economic capacity of youths.
Adolescents and Youth needs are not the same, our innovative approach links integrated SRHR/GBV/HIV information and services with skills building and entrepreneurship for young people.
Youth Advocates values are encapsulated in the “Three P’s”
We work to advance youth rights and address the needs of young people especially girls and women in ultra-poverty
We deliver evidence based programs in a transparent and accountable manner
We champion use of technology and innovative approaches
Meet those who help others in need.
Board of Directors
A seasoned Corporate Banker with extensive customer relationship and credit management experience coupled with a solid understanding of the banking sector, financial markets, investments, accounting and corporate advisory services, who is diligent, reliable and hardworking. Believes in continuous learning and seats on various boards.
Allan Nhodo (ACCA)
A financial controller and Manager at one of Zimbabwe’s leading corporates. Allan has worked at senior level in accounting for over 5 years and brings solid experience in finance and audit
A lawyer and partner at one of Zimbabwe’s leading law firms. She serves on various boards including board member Tax Management. Member to ZWLA. Member to Justice for children. Member to New Start Children’s Home. Member to MISA. Member to Healthy life Institute. A founding member of the Kempton Makamure labour series 2003/4
Along with a deep conviction in the power of young people to solve complex human development challenges, Tatenda is an award winning social entrepreneur and brings extensive experience in both human development and humanitarian response. A researcher, innovator and vocal advocate for children, youth and gender equality. He has dedicated his career to creating a better and more just world for the ultra poor.
Finance & Admin. Coordinator
Ms Mubonesi is experienced in financial policy development, enterprise risk management, financial disclosures, strategic planning and budgeting. She has extensive experience in applying international accounting standards in large and diverse organizations. Talent has managed grants from EU, USAID, PEPFAR, UNICEF, UNFPA and SADC.
Impact & Prog. Coordinator
Nokuphiwa’s leadership helps to ensure that Youth Advocates delivers measurable, cost-effective results. Her management of impact and programs operations brings the organization closer to meeting its goal of providing holistic, human-centered solutions to meet complex development challenges. She has managed grants from multiple donors including USAID, UNFPA and UNICEF.
Finance & Compliance Officer
knowledge leads Youth Advocates efforts to identify and manage risks across its project and grantee portfolio, through a comprehensive program of compliance and internal audits. He also ensures that YA complies with rules and regulations in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. Knowledge has more than 5 years of experience in finance, management and team building. He also has expertise in accounting, risk management and internal audit, in addition to deep knowledge of how to use financial data effectively.
Senior Helpline Counselor
“Listening is often the only thing needed to Help someone.”
“Motivated to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”
Case Management Officer
“I value working as a Case management officer, my work is crucial in identifying client’s needs and connecting them with services and resources to meet them for an optimal outcome.”
Research & Documentation Officer
“Young people have the right to information and skills they need to protect their health.”
Masvingo District Officer
“Young people of all backgrounds deserve access to accurate, comprehensive and age-appropriate SRH information and services.”
Bulawayo District Officer
“Preventing sexual violence starts with what we teach boys in communities.”