The Youth Congress is a youth serving Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in 2007 to provide young people in Kenya with a platform to articulate their issues, explore opportunities for youth participation and leadership to effectively address their interests and concerns and engage young people in social, economic and political processes.
It was founded in the run up to the 2007 general elections in Kenya as part of efforts by youth to seek development and emancipation through political accountability. Just before the elections, the youth of Kasarani Constituency in Nairobi and steered the constituents in developing the Kasarani People’s Manifesto which parliamentary and civic candidates had to sign as a show of their commitment to work with the constituents in realizing real development through accountability. Subsequent events led to formation and consolidation of The Youth Congress, which has evolved and is currently present in a number of informal urban settlements in different parts of the Kenya.
To provide a platform for the youth to improve their status and realize their full potential
A society in which the youth enjoy all their human rights and apply their agency.
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