OAY is a youth organization working for and with young people with a main objective to promote meaningful adolescent and youth engagement (MAYE). OAY strives to unify the Voices of Youth in Kenya and beyond by working with and strengthening youth coalitions and movements. OAY specialises in young people’s development and innovatively managing complex and sensitive adolescents and youth empowerment and participation in cross-sectoral programmes with focus on employment and skills development , health and wellbeing, climate action,peace , democracy and governance and gender equality
OAY Adopts Cross-Sectoral Programming. We Have Integrated The Following Cross-Cutting Issues To Promote Positive Youth Development In The Region;
OAY’s youth work in Kenya is geared towards sustainable youth development and empowerment through interactions with development partners , governments, United Nations systems and agencies, civil societies and youth organizations by implementing the following activities:
Improve adolescents and youth health indicators and conditions through responsive, accessible and quality health services and information, and preventive care within PHC and UHC frameworks
Contribute to jobs and opportunities creation through sustainable economic and skills development and advocating for a conducive environment to youth entrepreneurship
To empower and sensitize young people to take urgent action to combat climate change and its negative impacts towards the community especially young girls and women
To build partnerships with the government, donors, academia, private sectors and other like minded partners in the sector to ensure information sharing, expertise and knowledge sharing
OAY has a proven track record on policy influence and convening power that will be key in informing subsequent care, economy, and conversations at policy and program levels. This will be achieved through stakeholder mobilization and driving conversation through OAY affiliate organizations and networks spread across Kenya and beyond. OAY Kenya is run by youth professionals 1) National Advisory Board, National Branch Committee, affiliate organizations and Staff/ Volunteers and Kenya promotes participatory decision making in its programming .
OAY Kenya chapter also has about 50 affiliated youth led organisations and groups based in over 15 Counties.
Our reach through affiliate Organizations
OAY implemented projects & activities