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). As a peace advocate, Yvonne has sat in various global committees that include the World Health Organization – Violence Prevention Alliance (WHO-VPA). 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. She has been selected a key speaker and panelist in global events such as the 2017 US-Africa Partnership Symposium in Washington DC, the 2015 United Nations ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, Open Square Summit in Washington DC, the 2nd World Human Rights Forum in Morocco and the 1st Global Forum on Youth Policies in Azerbaijan. 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.