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. We are located in Westlands Constituency Nairobi. Our work focuses on addressing four dimensions of conflict; personal, structural, cultural and communal conflict, where we empower children between 10 - 17 years of age and youth between 18 - 35 years of age with skills, knowledge and information on peace-building and conflict management. Our goal is to provide them with skills to enable them interrupt violence in their lives and serve as agents of sustainable peace and development in their communities.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Vyonne Akoth is a peace advocate and a violence prevention strategist. She is the founder and director of Impart Change, a local non-profit organization that empowers young people to be peace champions in their local communities. She is also a Generation Change Fellow of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and a 2017 Community Solutions Program Fellow. Vyonne’s passion for championing sustainable peace and security has led her to became an official youth delegate representing Kenya and Africa in numerous regional and global forums. She has been selected a key speaker and panelist in global events such as the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies 2014, the 2nd World Human Rights Forum 2014, the United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum 2015 and the 2017 US – Africa Partnerships Symposium at the US Institute of Peace. Vyonne has a bachelors degree in peace and conflict studies from St Paul's University in Kenya. She is an avid campaigner of a violence free society and would like to see more young people an play active role in sustainable peace, development and security interventions.