The Impart Change is a local non-profit organization registered with the Office of the Sub County Social Development Officer, Under the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services Kenya. It is located in Karura Ward, Westlands Constituency Nairobi. The organization empowers young men and women between the ages of 18-35 years old with skills, knowledge and information to serve as agents of sustainable peace and non-violence champions in their community. We also empower students between the age of 10 and 18 years with knowledge and information on peace building, conflict management and sustainable development.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Yvonne Bellys Akoth is a peace advocate and a violence prevention strategist. She is also a Generation Change Fellow of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and a Post2015 Ambassador of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Yvonne runs a local non-profit organization ‘Impart Change,’ that focuses on championing sustainable peace and promoting violence prevention among youth, with special focus on girls and young women in local communities. As a peace advocate, she has sat in various global committees that include the World Health Organization – Violence Prevention Alliance (WHO-VPA) and is currently sitting in the UNESCO GAPMIL (Global Alliance Partnership on Media and Information Literacy) Youth Committee. She has also contributed in the development of a global non-formal educational curriculum ‘Voices against Violence’, a partnership project between WAGGGS and UN Women. Yvonne has been an official youth delegate representing Kenya and Africa in numerous regional and global conferences, and selected a key speaker and a panelist in global events such as the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies in Azerbaijan, the 2nd World Human Rights Forum in Morocco, Open Square Summit in Washington and the 2015 United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, USA. Yvonne is an avid campaigner of a violence free society and would like to see more girls and young women participate in sustainable peace and development initiatives.