Young Africa is a confederation of independently and locally registered affiliated organisations. They all operate under the name Young Africa. YA International is the founding organisation of the confederation Young Africa. It has an affiliation agreement with each YA branch. Young Africa International is based in the Netherlands. The board of YA International sets up the framework in which the different Young Africa affiliates work and guides the policy of the local Young Africa branches, so that they operate within the mission and vision of Young Africa. The board of Young Africa International is advised by the founders of Young Africa. They are the Executive Directors who shape the strategy and uphold the spirit of Young Africa. All Young Africa branches are set up as independent NGOs. Young Africa Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia are owners of the respective Young Africa Skills Training Centres.
Young Africa HUB
The Young Africa HUB is located in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Executive Directors, Dorien Beurskens and Raj A. Jospeh, are located at the HUB. Other team members are Mahare Goteka (Programme Coordinator), Karina McGinley (Monitoring and Evaluation) and Memory Munema (Administrative Officer). A total of 5 FTE. The Young Africa HUB is an independent organisation with an own Board and covers its exploitation costs through training and consultancy fees. The two independent organisations (Young Africa Netherlands and Young Africa HUB in Zimbabwe) closely work together to reach our shared ambition. Have a look at the organogram in which the relation between both organisations are visible.
The HUB: - monitors the operations; - takes care of the coherence of all YA branches; - implement the scaling strategy - disseminates the YA model and monitors and evaluates progress and impact; - selects and trains new YA project coordinators; - controls quality and further builds capacity of existing YA teams; - advocates for youth entrepreneurship & employability skills.
YA Hub offers its experience and expertise through capacity building activities and support services to potential partner organisations – on a consultancy basis. Click here to read more about our existing training programmes and consultancy services.
Young Africa International - Netherlands
Young Africa International was founded in 1998 in the Netherlands as a foundation, registered with Chamber of Commerce with number 08077496. The foundation is officially acknowledged by ANBI (fiscal number 8068.23.598) and has not more than 10% overhead costs. The office in the Netherlands has the following tasks:
- Raising funds;
- Giving technical support to YA branches for the financial administration;
- Developing and executing of PR and other communications;
- Expanding network and disseminating the YA model;
- Coordination of volunteer activities.
Click here to read more about YA Netherlands.
Young Africa Branches
All Young Africa centres and programmes are embedded in the society they aim to serve. In every country Young Africa works, YA branches are set up as independent NGOs. Young Africa Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana are owners of the respective Young Africa Skills Training Centres. All NGOs have the same organisational structure, with their own Board of Trustees. The Trust or association is the legal owner of the centres and monitors them, supported by a Management Board. Each centre has its own local team consisting of a director, administrator, programme coordinator and marketing officer. This team reports to the Management Board and Board of Trustees. In 2017, we have five YA Branches: Young Africa Zimbabwe, Young Africa Mozambique, Young Africa Namibia, Young Africa Botswana and Young Africa Zambia.
The YA Branches are responsible for generating their own income to cover their exploitation costs after the investment in (re-) building the training centre is made by Young Africa. A big part of their exploitation costs is covered through the Franchise Method. The local teams are kept as compact as possible, because the local entrepreneurs take care of the vocational trainings. They are hired as franchisees and rent a workshop from the training centre. That is why they are not included in the Payroll.
Extra funds needed for, inter alia, maintenance and replacement of machines are raised by the local teams themselves. Young Africa International stays involved at a distance (affiliation structure), by supporting the YA Branches and monitor quality.