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Ujana Afrika

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Gender Equality
Skills Training
Youth Empowerment

Ujana Afrika is a youth-led and youth-serving nonprofit that empowers young people, especially young girls, in Kenya through training, advocacy, and mentorship. The organization's programming provides relevant technical skills to give young people equal access to lead dignified and fulfilling lives.

Lynette Ndile

Founder & Executive Director

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Lynette is the Executive Director and Founder of Ujana Afrika. She holds an undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering and flight design from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the Strathmore University Business School. She is also an alumni of NYU’s Robert Wagner Graduate School’s Global Leadership training course. Lynette is multilingual with fluency in English, Kiswahili and Chinese Mandarin.Lynette’s interests lie in how public policy shapes economic development, specifically in developing countries, so she is keenly focused on advocating for the socio-economic development of youth through TVET. From 2014-2018, she worked closely with Kenya’s Ministry of Education State Department of Vocational and Technical Training as the project lead for Africa Tech Challenge (ATC)–a re-skilling and up-skilling TVET program involving approximately 1000 youth from six African countries. Her passion for youth empowerment led to the founding of Ujana Afrika in 2018, a youth-serving organization that champions TVET, lobbying for better policy action and increased funding for youth skills development programs. Her mission is to change the existing negative perception about TVET and blue collar jobs, especially by youth, through advocacy.

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