Who We Are

Youth Support Initiative is a youthful led and child focused organization formed in 2003, The organization was formed with the conviction that young people represent leadership potential for our society, and if this has to be realized, an enabling and conducive environment must be created that support and encourages healthy life styles, entrepreneurship and promote a culture of self-reliance among the youths and children. The process of youth leadership requires encouragement for young people to focus their creative potential towards the betterment of themselves, their families and communities they live in thus representing the best investment in the future of Zambia. The main purpose of the organization is to nurture children and young people to accomplish their full potential despite facing social and economic challenges in their personal and family lives. Since inception, the organization has reached over 25, 000 young people in Zambia with health and education information and services.

We envision a healthy and productive community through child and youth participation


We envision a healthy and productive community through child and youth participation


To have self-assured, disciplined and healthy children and youths living in a healthy community with confidence of becoming leaders of tomorrow

The organization invests in young people through the provision of skills training as well as education support for OVC to remain in school and complete their education. In implementing these strategies, Youth Support Initiative aims to tackle the challenges affecting the meaningful contribution of young people in society including access to basic services such as health information and education enrollment and retention among others. The organization believes in ensuring the future of children through present interventions that aim at securing better livelihood options for the future.


Improved quality of life for the children and youths


Gender based Violence targeting children, child sexual and physical abuse, and early marriages targeting children under the age of 18 as per.