Save the future; save our world!
Young people of the age bracket 10-35 years constitute 60% of Nigerian’s population of about 150 million, but to a nation whose teeming youths are plagued with motley forms of vices and anti-social acts, such as; corruption, peer influence, juvenile delinquency, cultism, drug abuse and addiction, hooliganism, teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortion, STI & HIV/AIDS etc. Youths are not left out of the current problems rocking the nation in the areas of basic health needs of the young people, food insecurity and the depleting environmental condition.
Much to this chagrin the unfavorable economic condition has led to low quality of education, vast unemployment rate, poverty, low participation and involvement of young people in decision making and all its ramifications. As a result of scrambling for a living, many young people have turned to be prostitutes, armed robbers, hoodlums, miscreants, and instruments of violence. They have become government liabilities than assets.
This high level of moral decadence, unemployment, hunger and corruption has gained prevalence in young people reaching an exponential phase with shocking catastrophic stages and its multiplier effects suffice to say, the stupefying trends of problems confronting young people necessitate actions to save the future from ruin. It is against this background that the organization The Youth’s Future Savers Initiative (a.k.a. Save the Future) was formed.
what we do
Motto: To serve, whole-heartedly, the future we protect.
- Help youths rediscover themselves as prime movers of the nation thereby building them into responsible future leaders.
- Facilitate young people’s access to sound information to make right and informed decisions.
- Combat problems associated with food security and Environment to secure the future for the coming generation.
- Encourage youth participation in decision and policy making that will enhance the physical, social, mental and environmental health of young people.
- Empower youths with leadership, life building and entrepreneur skills that will enable them achieve their life-time dreams and make impact within the society.
- To salvage the lives of young people from the grave dangers in contemporary ills confronting them such as HIV, drug abuse, cultism, abortion, unemployment etc.
- Courage; We take action when the need arise
- Commitment; We keep to our promise
- Accountability; We are reliable
- Accessible; friendly and reliable
- No cultural, political or religious bias
- Good imaging and packaging
- Mutual respect
- Open to new ideas
— Our Mission
To chart a new course, to safeguard, improve and preserve the socioeconomic wellbeing of young people through advocacy and policy influencing, capacity development, social mobilization and operation research
— Our Vision
Our staff consists of skilled, empowered and dedicated youths with each functioning in his/her professional capacity. Also, we have consultants drawn from diverse background to complement our staff.
- DR. E.O. FILANI (BOARD CHAIRMAN)
- PROF. D.A. AGBOOLA
- PROF. OLADIMEJI OLADEPO
- PROF. S.O. SAMWOBO
- BARRISTER WALE OLUWUSI
- DR. (MRS) A.M. ARIYO
- PROF. (MRS) MORENIKE DIPEOLU
- DR. FOLORUNSO OLAMIDE
- DR. FAMUTIMI OLUBUSAYO
- Akinpelu O Akintayo (Executive Director/Board Secretary)
YFSI remains a reliable partner with track record of previous and current engagement
Ogun SACA (with support from World Bank)
Membership / Affiliation
- West Africa network on peace building (WANEP)
- Nigeria Network Of NGOs (NNNGO)
- Coalition of NGOs in Ogun State.
- Transition Monitoring group (TMG)
- Civil society for Cancer eradication in Nigeria (CISCANEN)
- Civil society on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria(CISHAN)
- Youth Network on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria(NYNETHA)
- Association of OVC NGO in Nigeria (AONN)
- Coalition of NGOs/CBOs on Avian Influenza.
- National TB Eradication CSO Network.
- Association of Civil Society Organization on Malaria, Immunization and Nutrition(ACOMIN)
- Society for Water and Sanitation in Nigeria (NEWSAN)
- International Youth Leadership Stakeholders Forum Lagos, Nigeria
- Ogun State Action Committee on AIDS