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Who we are?

Youth and Cultural Development Foundation (YCDF) is a  non-governmental   and   non-profit organization   founded   by  youth development passionate leaders  and social  entrepreneurs. The   organization  is  registered  as  an Ethiopian  Residence   Charities – Registration   No. 3173   by  the  Ethiopian Charities  and  Societies  Agency  in  2013,  with  its   headquarter   in   Addis  Ababa the Capital City; branches in  Wolliso - S/W/Shewa  Zone,   Oromiya   Regional  State    and in    Wolikite - Gurage   Zone, Southern Nations   and Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Region of Ethiopia.

 Some Key Highlights:


  • Even though YCDF is a new organization it has gained considerable experience and goodwill from young people and youth serving groups it has interacted with.


  • Before inauguration of any interventions YCDF will recognize and consult all key actors in areas related to youth initiative arrangements through consultations, workshops, and meetings at different levels culminating in a study report for  basic youth development competencies that it requires, or will require, in the foreseeable future.


  • Many developmental partners including government departments, schools and the media are supporting its work besides assisting its beneficiaries realize tangible results especially in areas of capacity building and community engagement.


  • YCDF, as an organization, is growing in strength and capacity to better meet future challenges. It is building more effective partnerships and networks for integrated actions and sustainable outcomes.


"Creating Opportunity for Ethiopian Youth

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