Our Volunteers:

YACAN as an advocacy organization ensure we open the spaces for children and youth to be actively involved in whatever we do for them through our advocacy work, we take our communities along from initiating concepts, development of programs, implementing and evaluation of our intervention, we do this through various means: community action groups, school clubs, CSO platforms, media platforms.
We encourage young people to become volunteer staff and train them as interns to experience the work we do for children and youth.
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Community Action Group: 

Our community action Group are set up in every community we work across Sierra Leone, by this we ensure communities knows how important they are in the work we do for them, We promote safeguarding and encourages all to be law abiding at all time and we build the capacity of children and Youth according to the intervention we take to the communities. We mentor peer educators, strengthen coalitions as members and support stakeholders and young people to ensure young women and Girls are safe as they participate.
 We are accountable to our beneficiaries so we let our community action groups know what we do and how they can make our work successful through their participation as we build the capacity of the community to take action by themselves.

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School Clubs:

Our schools Clubs has been our core strategy to ensure children in school participate in the advocacy on education since 2005, we operate 150 school clubs in our operational areas, club members are small in number about 20 to 30 children in each group per school but their role are most time peer educators and monitors what happen in the schools. With the free quality education program implemented by Governments in Sierra Leone our school club ensures we know what children undergo and add their voice to whatever we say as we advocate for more education in Sierra Leone, child protection, safeguarding and gender Policy support on how to work with school Clubs. 
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YACAN SIERRA LEONE

VOLUNTEER STAFF AND APPLICATION

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Our Partners:
Project Implementing partners:
Plan International Sierra Leone:

YACAN has partnered with Plan International Sierra Leone from 2007 and the partnership has been of mutual respect and benefits on our mandates to Both organizations, with successful implementation of projects that run in multiple years. YACAN has proven to Plan International that young people can be better organized and we strongly believe that Both organizations are happy as we have both contributed to our success and we are willing to continue our partnership for the good children and young people in Sierra Leone.   
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Our Partners:
Project Implementing partners:
Oxfam:

YACAN and Oxfam In Sierra Leone partnership has mainly been on Youth and Education it is an exciting and a wonderful experience and has contributed greatly for both organization to learn and share our experience as we achieved our goal to see that youth are included in Governance and female youth enjoy opportunities just as their male counterpart towards their Education. With just one project and Oxfam folding up in Sierra Leone we are optimistic that we will continue our partnership from International level and we are committed to continue working in areas of Education and youth advocacy on policy to reach the expectation of our beneficiaries. 
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Our Partners:
Project Implementing partners:
Save the Children:

Between 2017to 2019 YACAN and Save the Children Sierra Leone started a short relationship which was on a project basis. YACAN values every moments of that relationship and we are willing to work with the organization on future assignments.
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Our Partners:
Project Implementing partners:
Planned Parenthood Association Sierra Leone (PPASL): 

Plan Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL) has been one of YACAN initial partner from 2006, the partnership has been in youth life skill and PPASL has been a mentor to YACAN as the organization has share it office facility with YACAN in the early stage when YACAN was challenge with space back in 2007 to 2008. YACAN has been a grooming ground for PPASL peer educators and PPASL has been that institution that provided capacity support to YACAN for its staff and as a coaching ground for many of our volunteers. YACAN and PPASL partnership has grown to the extends the organization collaborates in implementation of core advocacy on health issues for Young People. 
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Line Ministries we work with: 

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  •  Ministry of Social Welfare
  •  Ministry of Gender and Children’s Affairs
  •  Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education
  •  Ministry of Technical and Higher Education
  •  Ministry of Youth Affairs
  •  The National Children Commission
  •  National Youth Commission
  •  National Youth Service Secretariats
  •  The Teaching Service Commission
  •  National Council for Civic Education and Development (NaCCED)
  •  Human Right Commissioner
  •  NATIONAL SECRETARIAT FOR THE REDUCTION OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY
  •  Ministry of Health and Sanitation
  •  Freetown City Council
  •  Western Area Rural District Council
  •  Moyamba District Council
  •  Ministry of Planning and Economic Development

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Advocacy Campaign Partners: 

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  •  End violence against Children
  •  Education for All Sierra Leone Coalition (FEA-SL)
  •  National Election Watch (NEW)
  •  Child Right Coalition Sierra Leone (CRC-SL)
  •  Teenage Pregnancy and Child Marriage Secretariats

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Media Partners:

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  • - Society for Radio Democracy FM 98.1 in Sierra Leone
  • - Afri Radio FM. 105.3 in Sierra Leone
  • - Star Radio and Television In Sierra Leone
  • - Awoko News Paper
Areas We Work
Contact Info

Office Address;
13 Fort Street, Freetown,
Sierra Leone, West Africa.

+232-78-433485
+232-77-524451

yacanslhq@gmail.com
info@yacansl.org

Opening Days/Hours;
Mondays - Fridays
9:00am - 5:00pm

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