Youth Empowering Parents (YEP)

Youth Empowering Parents (YEP)is a unique program which trains youth to become one-on-one tutors to their parents or to other adults.

The model has proven successful in Toronto, winning numerous awards including ones from the United Nations and BMW Group.

In 2014, YEP began expanding into other countries. It started with Ethiopia, and ventured into Niger. As Executive Director, Agazi Afewerki explains, "We look for communities that can benefit most from our work, and where there is potential for high impact to both youth and adults. Libore, Niger fits this perfectly, and that is why we have elected to devote resources in that community along with Pencils for Kids.”


Inspirational Story

Today was the third Book Club class with the 10 and 11 year-old Tiendifarou children in Liboré, and I am wondering why it is so difficult for them to understand the material.