Welcome to the Young Africa Family!
We believe in the need to train as many youths as possible. Together we can get there. Contribute to our high-impact solution to youth employment and find out how we create lasting change.
1. The life-changer: a scholarship
The life-changer is a scholarship programme that creates lasting change in a young person’s life. With your help, disadvantaged youths in Southern Africa get access to a six months technical and vocational education and training program (TVET) in one of the 9 Young Africa centres.
Besides offering vocational training we work with an integrated approach to youth development which includes life skills training, entrepreneurship and ICT training. Our innovative and unique model is recognized as a ‘Promising Practice’ in TVET by UNESCO-UNEVOC. Empower a youth now and help her/him to earn an income.
2. Project Donation
Would you like to support a specific project or skills centre with your donation? We offer various possibilities. Donate directly to the hostel or outreach programme or to a specific project in a specific country.
Let us know which part of our work is close to your heart or important for you. We are happy to get to know you and find out to which part of our work your heart goes out to. Together we can create a strong impact.
3. YA! Start a Fundraiser
Get in touch with us is you want to contribute to YA from your hometown by way of volunteering your time and/or expertise.
4. Collaborate for Impact
The support of numerous companies, through monetary contributions or by donating time and expertise, has aided the success and impact of Young Africa. Whether through strategic win-win concepts that fit your company’s philosophy, via corporate volunteering or a tailor made concept, we are looking for new partners.
Find out more about the different cooperation possibilities. Let’s create visibility and support together. Start your corporate social responsibility journey with us.
A presentation of our work to your management, colleagues or clients is possible.
Your donation supports our work where it is most needed. We guarantee that your donation is spent on our target group and creates a lasting change. If your company has interest in a specific area of our work, we can tailor make a donation package for you. Get in touch to discuss the different options in more detail.
We work in five countries throughout Southern Africa. Do you want to actively contribute to our mission? You can! Support us by providing the time and expertise of your employees. Online, or on location. Helpful to us and what a motivating experience for your employees and your company.
When you support Young Africa via tax benefits, you increase the social impact of your business. Young Africa is ANBI registered, so please visit this website for the various conditions and apply.
5. Education United
Education United, provides schools all over the Netherlands with the possibility to unite forces, create awareness among your students and create impact in Africa! Our school educational program is an ideal way to introduce students to a global learning environment and let them get to know the reality of their African peers. A visit to our centres in Southern Africa belongs to the possibilities.
6. Become a Volunteer
Everything we do is powered by our community. Together we can achieve more. Would you like to contribute to our mission by investing your time, talents and energy? We are always looking for passionate people to join our community. You can put your skills into action in five different countries in Southern Africa.
Please not that you have to meet the following volunteering criteria:
- have a strong motivation
- minimum 21 years old and experience in living by yourself
- good physical and mental health
- able to meet the costs of insurance, travel and food, we only provide your accommodation
Get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and lets discuss your areas of interest, preferred length of volunteering and preferred training centre.
7. Become a brand ambassador like Ans and Antoon van de Griendt
Through our amazing and delicious product partnership with Ans and Antoon van de Griendt, we receive 1,25 EURO per bottle of wine that is sold. At the moment, Ans and Antoon have sold over 3000 bottles!
We thank these amazing brand ambassadors and De Waterdrager City Liquor Store in Heusden and would like to invite you to give them a call and reserve your bottle, or box. Get inspired by them and become a brand ambassador yourself! You can order the wines by contacting Ans van de Griendt at
Ans van de Griendt
06-532 975 23.
Want to create impact together with us?
Get in touch to find out how we can start creating impact together:
Charley Smeets and Christian M. Schäfer are happy to work together with you.
+31 6 822 40 226