Thursday, 26 September 2013

2013 International Day of the Girl Child

The fulfillment of Girls’ Right to education is first and foremost an obligation and very important for sustainable economic growth. There is also overwhelming evidence that Girls’ Education, especially at the Secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves.

In view of this, Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa (YiSHDA) is organizing a Two-Days event to commemorate the 2013 International Day of the Girl-Child with the theme: “Innovating for Girls Education”. From 11-12th October 2013

1. A Seminar that will bring together 150 Female Students from 10 Secondary Schools in the Federal Capital Territory with the goal to provide an opportunity for the Girl-Child to discuss key challenges they face every day as Girls with the help of notable Panelists. The seminar will address four key areas: Education, Health, Girls Right, and Empowerment.

2. A Novelty Football Match for Girls as part of our contribution to grassroots sport development in Abuja-Nigeria in partnership with the FCT Sport Council.

Innovation will be an important strategy in addressing the nature and scale of barriers girls continue to face and in ensuring they receive an education commensurate with the challenges of the 21st century.As the world evaluates gaps in achieving the global goals for gender equality in education and defines an agenda post-2015, it is critical that innovation is harnessed to improvise solutions that are not only more creative, but also more effective, efficient, sustainable and just in achieving demonstrable results for improving girls’ education.  

While there has been significant progress in improving girls’ access to education over the last two decades, many girls, particularly the most marginalized, continue to be deprived of this basic right. Girls in many countries are still unable to attend school and complete their education due to safety-related, financial, institutional and cultural barriers. Even when girls are in school, perceived low returns from poor quality of education, low aspirations, or household chores and other responsibilities keep them from attending school or from achieving adequate learning outcomes. The transformative potential for girls and societies promised through girls’ education is yet to be realized.

The International Day of the Girl Child 2013 will provide a platform to raise awareness of the importance of innovation in advancing girls’ education and promoting learning and empowerment.

Join Us as we celebrate the Girl Child.

Call +2347068007945, +2348051522484, +2348033581704 and +2348035621381 for more information.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Photo Speaks

Joseph Emmanuel Yaba with Popular  Nollywood Star Alex Osifo
Responding to interview questions from Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
Responding to interview questions from Ethiopia Television
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Joseph Emmanuel Yaba with Popular  Nollywood Star
Dakore Egbuson Akande 
Joseph Yaba with the Chief Economist of the
World Bank's Africa Region
Mr. Shantayanan  Devarajan

Scholarship for young Blessing Danladi

Joseph Emmanuel Yaba with the President of Senegal  at
Inter-gerenational Dialogue with Heads of State
Representing Nigeria at the African Youth Froum Ethiopia

About Us

What is YiSHDA

Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa (YiSHDA) is a non-for-profit organization established with a definite purpose to serve as African youth platform for Potential Discovery, Development, Leadership and Value Creation.


The idea is to have a youth organization that will be broad-based and address salient issues that border on young people’s development. The purpose of establishing YiSHDA is to also nurture discipline among young people by instilling in them the spirit of patriotism, moral values, and loyalty in a bid to raise responsible citizens and thereby promoting Sustainable Development for all people in Nigeria.

Our Mission

To advocate for policies and programs that have the potential to impact positively the lives of young people especially in the areas of Education, ICT, Environment and Business Development.

Our Aim

To inspire and educate young people by building their capacity, leadership and responsibility skills.

Our Objectives

       Contribute our quota to the development of Nigeria and Africa at large by impacting the lives of the youth
       Advocate for things that will guarantee moral standards in the life of young people.
       Promote sustainable development for all people in the society

Our Belief

We believe that young people have the right to express their opinion and put their initiatives into practice. We also believe that the moment to change is now and we want to use our God-given talents and energy to ongoing efforts at attaining a better society. We also believe young people should be involved in decision-making processes that affect them and the society.

Focal Areas

       Education/Capacity Building
       ICT for Development
       Business Development

Our Core values

We provide the leadership and guidance needed to manage young people’s development.

YiSHDA consists mainly of young professionals who understand the challenges facing the society.  This is a plus for us in YiSHDA because we are able to put ourselves in the shoes of the young person we intend to influence.

 Youths have a tremendous deposit of unexploited knowledge and skills that can be useful to their wellbeing, immediate community and the society at large. We therefore evaluate the talents and level of skills they have and how they can harness it to realize their goal.

The ability to apply new ideas that will enable youths to undertake unique activities is another hallmark of YiSHDA.