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Co-Design Yusudi Training Space
$2,720 raised
54% of $5k goal
38 contributors
2 Years running

Yusudi started from an idea of an exciting learning space, where every young person gets inspired to grow, and becomes successful in understanding themselves and developing their skills and knowledge. This is a learning platform that opens new horizons for youth with limited opportunities in emerging markets, this is also a learning platform that connects young people based on values of growth and positive impact across cities and countries, and creates an empowered community. This is a self-sustainable organization run on principles of social entrepreneurship.

We have started our pilot Life Skills program in March 2016, with 6 people in a group, and since that time we have been tirelessly improving the program and striving for excellence in the experiences we provide. Today, over 120 youth have graduated from the program with over 70 of them been employed with our partner SMEs. Many of them keep developing their entrepreneurial ideas and are joining our alumni initiatives to impact new participants of the program. They say Yusudi is different because it treats everyone with personal care and follows up their journey through months to ensure continuous support and progress in their learning and career development.

Right now, one year later, we have reached the potential to break-even in a few months from now as we keep growing the amount of students monthly. The office where we started has become too small for us, and we are not able to fit in our team and students anymore. Our team of 14 has proved their commitment numerous times by working hard under open sky in the parking lot of our office, from coffee places and homes :) Our students have proved their trust by sharing small space and limited materials for training without any complains, with understanding and support, and volunteering with us. Right now, we are finally ready to move to the new spacious office that can serve us more years of growth, however, it requires a tangible investment.

We decided to engage more people who are interested in supporting Yusudi to make our new office an innovative and conducive learning environment. We also hope this will be fun and impactful experience for you. 

You can contribute any amount you are comfortable with starting from USD 10.

For any contribution, you can pick how you prefer to allocate it from the below options, or allow us to decide for you and update you on the result:

-          Piece of furniture for our office, training, or outside yard space

-          Kitchen ware

-          Laptop for students

-          Tell us some ideas that you have that you would like us to use the money for to make our office an amazing learning and working space and if it fits with the culture we have built then we will gladly add it!

Every contributor will be mentioned on our Connection Wall in a new office (unless they prefer not to).

As a contributor, you can also decide to tell us your favorite quote and/or image to be placed on our furniture or walls, to inspire and empower our team and our students.

In case you would like to engage with us but not sure how exactly and the options above do not fit you, feel free to get in touch and let's have a chat. Some people sponsor our students for the full program, or provide them with mentorship and employment opportunities. We are open and brainstorm with you!

No matter how you engage with us, you are more than welcome to visit us in Nairobi, we will make sure to provide you with free accommodation and great experiences with our team and Kenyan culture here :)

Get in touch for any inquiries and wishes: nastia@yusudi.co

Video production by Charlotte De Ridder, Humphrey Gateri, Victor Murithi.

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