Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP) is
a non profit making community based organization established in the year 1998
by the concerned youth to help address aggressive socio-economic worsening
condition encountered by orphaned children, youth, women, people infected and
affected by HIV/AIDS.
The categories mentioned herein are usually confronted by social economic,
unemployment, HIV/AIDS and poverty worsening conditions that lead them to
stigmatization hence reducing their effective participation of community
development activities and living the lives they desire. To reverse the
situation, YODEP is helping to coordinate and promote community development
initiatives in the field of HIV/AIDS, youth development, vulnerable children’s
education deriving from the local community, nutrition support, child
protection, ICT, women empowerment, food security and information education and
communication. YODEP foster networks and collaboration with individuals and
organizations with similar aims and objectives.
YODEP was registered with the National Youth Council of Malawi (1996) Act in
2001, and Trustees Incorporation (1962) Act in 2011.
Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP) in responding to he community
needs, identified primary target beneficiaries as:
• Orphans and vulnerable (OVC)
• People living with HIV/AIDS
• Elderly People