Even a Small Donation to WYA can Make a Big Impact on More Young People

“In the famous ‘Pink Flyer’ that was the birth of WYA, one of the main concerns was issues related to education and development. If all countries get this education foundation right, we will raise a generation of youth who stand up for truth.” – Hannah Moturi, PINK FLYER GIVING SOCIETY MEMBER Hannah Moturi (Kenya) first […]

The Importance of Parent-Child Relationships

When I got my first period, I panicked. Yes, I did. Not because I didn’t know what was happening to my body, but because I was not sure how to bring out that conversation. In my head were questions: should I or not tell my mother? Should I confide in my sister or father? The […]

The Search for Identity

How many times have you woken up and felt that you are in a stranger’s body? For me, it is countless. Sometimes I interact with my workmates and friends, and I become the happiest person in the building, but sometimes I am the silent one in the room. However, when I get home at the […]

The Unspoken Truth on Self Harm

Scars. The damaged skin tissue that self-harm victims carry with them all their lives. They hide them, some try to raise awareness but they all get hate thrown at them. Self-injury is a heavily stigmatized practice and the stigmatizations leave people with unmeasurable shame, which leads to negative self-esteem and the need to hide their […]

Reflecting on my Grandparents’ Final Days

My paternal grandfather died on the 24th of March, 2021 after a four-year battle with bone marrow cancer. Though his passing felt rather sudden, it had by then been a long time coming. The preceding four years were an alternating series of despair and hope. Every moment when he seemed to be right at death’s […]

WYA Africa: Meet the Batch 1 2022 Interns

Marvin Guy Abuor is a WYA certified member from Kenya. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work degree from Moi University. He specializes in youth and child advocacy, ensuring they realize their potential by fighting for a society that manifests justice and freedom.  He taps into his high potential for empathy by engaging […]

WYA Africa: Meet the Batch 3 2021 Interns

Raymond Kiprotich Kigai is a hardworking and passionate young man who was born and raised in Kenya. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Nairobi. He is passionate about the empowerment of the youth, the promotion of political consciousness, and general involvement in […]

Welcoming Sofia Piecuch, WYA Foundation Director of Advocacy

WYA warmly welcomes our new Director of Advocacy, Sofia Piecuch.   Sofia holds a Master of Global Affairs degree from the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where she specialized in refugee and migration policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Saint Mary’s College. Before […]

Insider Info: How to Score the Best Internship

[su_tabs active=”5″][su_tab title=”English“] The WYA Internship Program didn’t earn its reputation as the #BestInternship for nothing.  Currently offered in person or online (depending on the regional office), the WYA internship provides members the opportunity to gain professional skills while living out WYA’s core ideas. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. […]

Meet The WYA Zambia Chapter Leaders

WYA Chapters are driven by the initiatives of young people like you who put your passion for human dignity into action. A Chapter is an officially approved local branch of WYA members who volunteer to manage various activities in support of the WYA mission. Get to know the newest leaders of the WYA Nigeria Chapter:   […]