Youth Projects International (YPI) is a registered community based charity in England and Wales which aims to address the health and social needs of young people (15- 25 years) especially around sexual health and HIV/AIDS in the UK and across the globe. YPI was set up in 1996 by a small group of volunteers as a direct response to the health and social care needs of young people of African decent whom most were refugees or orphans. YPI sought to promote health, socio-economic independence and cultural integration of theses young people.
Since then, YPI has grown in terms of organisational capacity and clientele reach, working on issues affecting young people of different races, ethnicity and cultural background. With 15 years of experience working with young people and successfully delivering services across boroughs in Central and North West London sector and in Tororo, Uganda. YPI provides a comprehensive young people service with a holistic approach with an aim to empower young people through emotional, practical and educational support to improve their health and social well being.
YPI offers a range of services including
- Interactive Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) sessions for sixth form, colleges, universities and community based outreach venues in Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Uganda (Tororo).
- Condom education and distribution centre in Shepherd’s Bush.
- Walk-in sessions providing sexual health information, condoms, housing and immigration advice.
- International programs, working with young people living in slums by providing training and health promotion
- Training and Development for staff and volunteers.
- Support to LGBT young people
Our overall vision is to improve the health and well being of young people nationally and internationally through the advancement and promotion of healthier lifestyles, whilst empowering young people to take charge of their livelihood. Our services are delivered from our offices at in Shepherd’s Bush as well as from various outreach venues across North West London and Uganda. Our goal is to provide a high quality service that is centred on the health and wellbeing needs of our services users. We seek to implement projects independently or in partnership with other community based organisation, the NHS and local authorities whom we share with similar aims and objectives in order to alleviate ill-health and social exclusion for young people.