Who we are

Light of Hope Youth Initiative-International (LOHYI) is a leading national NGO working to serve under privileged communities around Kenya. LOHYI uses the Quadra helix approach in partnership with the government of Kenya, through ministries of health, education, youth/gender affairs and vision 2030 with other stakeholders, civil societies, corporates and institutions to design mechanism to find solutions in different communities.

LOHYII has programs around four thematic areas namely Elimisha dada/ Inua kaka (Education), Jitegemee (Economic empowerment), Boresha( Health), Mtaa yangu( Leadership and Governance).

The programs are tailored in over 97 learning institutions (Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions) and the community across 4 counties in Kenya that reach over 30,000 adolescents, youth, women and People Living With Disabilities (PWD’S) anually. LOHYI vision “A generation of responsible, and active citizens!” and her mission is to ensure inclusive, equitable quality education, enhance healthy lives, promote economic empowerment and build effective and accountable leaders.

Our history

Light of Hope Youth Initiative International is a non-profit organization and a registered as National NGO working to serve underprivileged communities in Kenya. It started in 2013 as a Youth (self-help) Group which was registered on May 2014, it then Transformed to a Community Based Organization (C.B.O) on 8th February 2015 out of the need of expanding our working area for more impact to reach more underprivileged children in Machakos. November 1st 2016 was registered as Non-Governmental organization.

LOHYI is partnering with the Government, cooperates, Civil society organization and learning institutions to solve problems in the communities and design different interventions.

Where we work

We currently work in four counties;

  • Machakos
  • Makueni
  • Narok
  • Kwale

Our Vision

To have a generation of responsible and active citizens.

Our Mission

To ensure inclusive, equitable quality education and skills, enhance healthy lives, promote economic empowerment and build effective and accountable leaders.

Our Approach

We work with government, local communities, policy makers, institutions and other key partners on local and international level. LOHYI is leading in promoting quality education as a key factor for addressing inclusivity, equitable rights for all.

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We empower young people and women to become key players in their own community, allowing them to encourage their own grass roots level development. Our aim is to enable the participation, engagement and inclusion of the most vulnerable and marginalized adolescent, youth and young women in society through numerous community based projects.

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