Safe Community Youth Initiative

Safe Community Youth Initiative (SCYI) – formerly the Mtwapa Youth Association – is a non profit, non-partisan, CBO founded in 2004. Based in Kilifi, Kenya, SCYI has four main programmes: Advocacy, Health for Life, Peace and conflict management, and Livelihoods and employment. Their advocacy programme aims to building the capacity of youth people to undertake effective advocacy on gender equality and SRHR. Health for life aims to eliminate the barriers faced by adolescents girls in accessing age- appropriate SRHR information & services by creating enabling environments for them to transform and change the structures that denies them their rights. The Peace and conflict management programme strengthens youth resilience by bridging the gap between youth & security organs. Lastly, their livelihoods and employment programme builds youth capacity through access to capital through government funding opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.