About us

Empower Youth Africa - EYA is South Sudan youth-led organization formed in 2017 and registered with South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission with registration number 1282 under the laws of the Republic of South Sudan. The aim is to empower youth and the local communities as well as creating awareness on girl-child education and pastoralists. we also empower women economically by providing mentorship and coaching to the disadvantaged groups including drug addicts and street kids.

EYA conducts community outreach in refugee settlements and IDP camps in various locations across the country. The organization is geographically present in the three regions of South Sudan namely: Central Equatoria (Juba), Unity State (Bentiu) and Northern Bahr El Ghazal.
EYA's areas of operation include: Peace building, education, food security and livelihoods, GBV/protection, WASH and promotion of talent and cultural heritage activities.

Our vision

Youth empowered, communities developed

Our mission

EYA works to empower youth and the local communities by promoting peaceful co-existence, education, protection, food security and livelihoods, WASH, promotion of talent and cultural heritage.

Core Values

EYA is guided and stands by the following core values:

  1. Networking
  2. Accountability
  3. Equality
  4. Transparency
  5. Teamwork
  6. Integrity
  7. Innovative approaches

Programatic Areas

EYA as an organization seeks to strategically implement activities under the following thematic areas:

  • Peace building
  • Education
  • Food Security and Livelihood
  • GBV/Protection
  • WASH

Our Office Locations

Head office
White Nile Insurance Company Building,
Juba Town

Aweil Field Office
Rial Aluel Weng,
Aweil Town

Unity State Field Office
Bentiu POC

Key Strengths

  • Youth-led organization with concrete understanding of the challenges facing the youth and local communities.
  • Firsthand knowledge of the humanitarian context in South Sudan.
  • Good cooperation and strong relationship with the local communities and authorities.
  • Dedicated teams with appropriate system in place.

EYA Past Experiences

1. In 2018, EYA had successfully implemented a two-month youth engagement project through sporting tournament and cultural gala in Jubek State.
The event organized with funding from Democracy International and other private donors brought citizens together for peace and unity.

2. EYA is currently implementing a 12-month grant worth USD 60,000 in Northern Bahr El Ghazal.
The donation meant to implement (Food Security and Livelihood Project) was granted by European Union (EU) through Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). The project area is in Majok Yinthiou in Northern Bahr El Ghazal along the South Sudan-Sudan border.