YODEP that accompanies rural and other disadvantaged populations in DR Congo in the fight against poverty and injustice, and in the promotion of peaceful cohabitation and community development.
Youth for Development and Peace (YODEP) is an NGDO that accompanies rural and other disadvantaged populations in the fight against poverty and injustice, the promotion of peaceful cohabitation and community development.
Vision and mission
YODEP's mission is to fight against poverty and injustice of rural and other disadvantaged populations, through empowerment/structuring, legal and judicial support and strengthening of rural entrepreneurship, in the respect of human rights, solidarity, self-help, democracy and governance.
Its vision is to have a rural world where people are enterprising, self-sufficient and therefore able to meet basic social needs
The deteriorating socio-economic conditions of the rural populations of the DRC prompted some thinkers to set up in June 2011, an organisation aiming to fight against the poverty of rural households. This association was named Youth for Development & Peace, YODEP for short. It has identified and analysed the various causes of this poverty, while considering solutions that could eradicate them.
YODEP acts by oil spots to popularise its experiences. This is how it created the "CLD" or Local Development Committees throughout its field of action.
In accompanying these communities, YODEP focuses on self-promotion, which has enabled the partners at the grassroots level to improve their living conditions to some extent.
- YODEP was able to set up a school structure for orphaned children
- organisation of seminars and workshops to eradicate social conflicts in the communities
- 2012 awareness-raising campaign for street children in Goma and the fight against HIV/AIDS
- raising awareness of the population for environmental conservation (protection of rare and endemic species, fauna and flora)
- psycho-judicial support for victims of sexual violence as a weapon of war in the communities
Legal status: 2/119/GS/CA/DP-NK/2012