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Youth Protection & Empowerment Agency (Yopea)

Nairobi , Kenya
Joined July 2012
Presence in: Kenya

This local NGO was registered in the year 2011 by a group of local people touched by the plight of many youth in the marginalized North Eastern part of Kenya. The organization was formed through joint indigenous intellectual efforts with the help of the local appealing force on the ground.
The formation was prompted by sad effects of the abuse of youth into the recruitment of al-shabab, which has resulted in religious, cultural & social-economic setback. To these effects, a lot of unnecessary kidnaps, killings, intimidations, humiliation, and looting, raping and gross human right violation have aggravated the social stability in the region coupled with this; the devastating effects of natural disaster from drought to flooding have also frustrated the ailing situation in the region.The main objective being protecting the youth through the legal institutions available whenever their rights are violated and empower them.