Lindsay and Mark, both from Ireland, first heard about and became involved with Young Africa in 2010 when volunteering for the Irish charity SERVE. Both went on to study at Kimmage Development Studies Centre in Dublin and wholeheartedly believe in youth empowerment. Mark noted that what attracted him to Young Africa was that, by equipping young people with the skills of the hand, heart and mind to be successful in the labour market, it is a development organisation offering ‘the prevention rather than the cure’. In 2014 Lindsay assumed the position of SERVE’s long-term volunteer with Young Africa in Mozambique. Following on from this she moved to Zimbabwe and worked, with Mark, as a Monitoring and Evaluation officer in the Young Africa HUB. It was here where the first plans for Young Africa Zambia came about.