Legally established and accredited by the Government of Liberia in 2016, Youth Bridge Inc. is a registered non-profit advocacy organization operating in Liberia with a mission to advocate for young people empowerment. The organization is managed the Management Team with guidance from the Advisory Board. Youth Bridge has implemented projects with financial and technical supports from national and international organizations including; United Nations/ITU-Geneva, Inroads-USA, INROADS-USA, Rock Flower Partners-USA, Seed Money-USA, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World-USA, Actionaid-Liberia, Actionaid-Denmark, Federation of and ADEAs.
To engage, educate and empower the next generation of leaders for national development.
To empower and positively transform the next generation of leaders.
In executing its mission, Youth Bridge values: Integrity, Leadership, Innovation and Equal Participation.
Youth Bridge is managed by a five-members Advisory Board and a management team. The Advisory Board develops policies and appoints the administrative team headed by the Executive Director. The Executive Director in consultation with the Advisory board, recruit and hire competant support staff that includes Program Officer, Finance and Administrative Assistance, M & E Assistant, Gender Assistant, Advocay and Training Officer, Clinical Research Officer and Volunteers.
Mr. Francis K. Zaizay is the Chairman of the 5-Men Advisory Board. Mr. Zaizay is a professional Accountant from the United States of America. He holds two Masters in Tax Administration and Accountant. Mr. Zaizay has worked with both the private and public sector including the World Bank and the Government of Liberia.
Amb. Robert K. Gboluma Jr. is the Founder and Executive Director of Youth Bridge Inc. Amb. Gboluma is an emerging healthcare policy expert with background in Project Management, Clinical Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Tobacco Harm Reduction from CEOHAR at the Catania University in Italy.
Youth Bridge Executive Director has earned international certificates in public policy, research, leadership and governance from Kenya, Ghana and Tanzania.
Mrs. Varfee earned a bachelor degree from the University of Liberia. She is a trained administrator with additional certificate in management and accounting. Mrs. Varfee has long work experience with the private sector, especially NGOs in education and community service development.
Agnes is an outstanding feminist advocate with long track records in Program and Policy Advocacy. Ms. Kai is a student of the African Methodist Episcopal University reading public Administration and Economics. She currently serves as Program officer.
Ms. Aminita Barry is an intern assigned to Youth Bridge by LSA with funding from USAID. She holds a bachelor degree in Biology. Ms. Barry is currently attending the Liberia Premier Medical School pursuing her medical degree.
Dr. Yamah G. Chicoine is an American Chinese-Trained Medical Doctor. Dr. Chicoine joined Youth Bridge family in 2017. She renders clinical research support for Youth Bridge, additionally her husband renders psychiatry support services.
Vivian Mombo Nah has earned a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications as Major and Public Administration as Minor from the University of Liberia in 2018. Before obtaining the undergraduate degree, she acquired a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism in 2011 Monrovia, Liberia which has enabled her to have adequate working experience in the mainstream media for over six (6) years from both the Print and electronic media.
Health plays a key role in the socio-economic development of post-conflict Liberia. Youth Bridge health program focuses on Sexual Reproductive Health, Anti-tobacco advocacy and Climate Action.
Democratic governance is the foundation element for peace and development. Solid democratic governance is branded by transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors. Youth Bridge empowers young people to support full disclosure, participatory governance process and fairer public policies. The organization focuses its democratic governance program on accountability, transparency, ethical value and participatory leadership.
Investing in young people economic empowerment in Liberia will help to promote peace, eradicate poverty and increase inclusive economic growth. Youth Bridge empowers young people economically through small businesses management, agribusiness, as entrepreneurship and skills training.
Youth Bridge Inc. ventures into fact-based health research to support its health and governance programs. Youth Bridge uses outcomes from the research to develop programmatic interventions.
YOUTH BRIDGE Human Resources Management policy is structured around key management precision concepts mainly including Total Quality Management. The human resources management policy objectives, in keeping with the body of expertise (behaviour, attitude, skills, and knowledge), are as follow:
Behaviour-Continuously improve integrity, equity, respecting and valuing the opinions and capabilities of others;
Attitude-Impact traits and attitude that are positive, enthusiastic, dynamic; concern; flexible; and responsive;
The Youth Bridge Inc. entered into a grant agreement with the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) on June 5, 2018, to embark on a Project titled: “In depth Assessment on the Culture of Smoking in Liberia”. The project is a research study conducted to help inform future design and implementation of Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s tobacco control programme within the Liberian context. The research was conducted using variety of methods; namely: desk and literature review,
Youth Bridge newsletter is a semi-annually information fact-sheet initiated by Youth Bridge program department. The program is a component of the organization youth access to information initiative which comprises of an online radio call Youth FM on supper FM, and the stand-alone semi-annually newsletter. Youth FM come alive once every Tuesday, 7:00 PM Super FM.
The radio and the newsletter effort are used to engage, educate and empower young people across the country.
Liberia Youth CSO E-Directory Platform is an initiative of Youth Bridge Inc. The E-directory is an online platform formed to map out and to showcase the wonderful works of all youth-led Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) operating in Liberia. The platform will provide information on youth-led CSOs based on locations and areas of specialization.
The platform has three main functions:
1. Reference Point: The Platform is used as a point of reference to provide useful information on Youth led CSOs and their activities in Liberia.
2. Knowledge Sharing:
The Platform is a knowledge hub that creates space for the exchange of information...
Youth Bridge runs a specialized regular radio program as part of its youth media program. Youth Bridge media program creates the platform for young people to engage, learn, share and discuss issues confronting them in society. Youth Radio is a 24 hours online radio (Youth-FM) program that engages, informs and educates young people about health and education issues in Liberia. A popular show styles School Time features student, youth leaders and young policy makers in Liberia. Youth Bridge online radio is a unique major media device that helps sharpen young people understanding about critical health and education issues.
Youth Bridge runs a specialized television series program as part of its youth media program. Youth Bridge media program creates the platform for young people to engage, learn, share and discuss issues confronting them in society. Youth TV engages, informs and educates young people about health and education issues in Liberia. Youth Bridge runs live television show every Tuesday 7:00-8:00PM on Super FM channel 10 TV. A popular show styles School Time features student, youth leaders and young policy makers in Liberia. Youth Bridge TV is a major media device that helps sharpen young people understanding about critical health and education issues.
Foundation For A Smoke-Free World
Rock Flower Partners-USA
Liberia Strategic Analysis
African Development Associates
Youth SRH Coalition of Liberia
World Literacy Foundation
Girls Learn International-USA
Global Platform Action Aid
Federation of Liberia Youth
Phone:+231 886 714 201
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Office Location: LCUNA Building, Bob Taylor Junction, Paynesville City, R/L