Phone+231 886 714 201

About

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.

MISSION

To engage, educate and empower the next generation of leaders for national development.

VISION

To empower and positively transform the next generation of leaders.

VALUES

In executing its mission, Youth Bridge values: Integrity, Leadership, Innovation and Equal Participation.

LEADERSHIP

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.

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Hon. Francis K. Zaizay Chairman of the Advisory Board

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.








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Amb. Robert K. Gboluma Jr. Executive Director

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.


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Mrs. Emmart Varfee Finance/Administrative Officer

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.









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Ms. Agnes Princess Kai Program Officer

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.











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Ms. Aminita Barry M/E Assistant

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.














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Dr. Yamah G. Chicoine Clinical Research Officer

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.











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Ms. Vivian Mombo Nah Advocacy, Media & Engagement Officer

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.
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PROGRAMS

Health

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

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.

Economic Empowerment

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.






Research & Policy Advocacy

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.


ARCHIVES

Policy

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;
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Report

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,
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Newsletters

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.
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Youth CSO E-Directory

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...
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Youth Online Radio

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.
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Youth TV

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.
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PARTNERS

ITU-GENEVA

Foundation For A Smoke-Free World

Rock Flower Partners-USA

Action Aid-Liberia

Action Aid-Denmark

Seed Money-USA

Liberia Strategic Analysis

Inroads/Ipas-USA

CEOHAR-Italy

African Development Associates

Youth SRH Coalition of Liberia

World Literacy Foundation

Girls Learn International-USA

Global Platform Action Aid

Federation of Liberia Youth

IDAD

Action Aid

GALLERY

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CONTACT

OUR ADDRESS


For more information, you are welcome to contact us Monday to Friday, our office staff is ready to respond to you promptly.

Phone:+231 886 714 201

Email: youthbridge2016@yahoo.com or robertgboluma@yahoo.com

Office Location: LCUNA Building, Bob Taylor Junction, Paynesville City, R/L