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Message from the President

As the World is implementing the Millennium Developments Goals which focus on human well-being; For Global Communities, community participation is at the core of everything we do and is essential for achieving long-term, sustainable transformations in the lives and livelihoods of our partner communities.

There is no greater example of the critical importance of community participation than the global response to gender equality and sensitivity and all other community based movements that inspire success in the fight against all form of abuses against the girl child.

You will agree with me that lack of proper distribution of resources and accountability to these resources, poor governance and corruption in under-development countries has raised poverty levels as well as widening gap between the rich and the poor. This gloomy situation has resulted to the rising rate of teenage pregnancies, high maternal mortality rate, lack of access to primary formal education, poor sanitation and poor housing conditions, environmental degradation and very low standards of living especially to single parents.

Young Moms Support Initiative (YMSI) was formed specifically to make an intervention to curb this situation and support livelihoods of the young mothers and their children. Our ultimate tasks include to bring the young mothers together, help them re-build their lost dreams and confidence and ensure they are able to stand up strong and care for their children. It provides a bridge between teenage mothers and their children to the government, stakeholders, families and society.  YMSI is excited for being part of the transformation of teenage mothers and their children.

We are partnering with communities, non-governmental organisation (NGOs), non-governmental individuals (NGIs),  government bodies, the private sector and other organizations around the world to bring about positive change to the problems faced by ever increasing young mothers.

We offer counseling, mentoring and motivation, formal and informal education, economic empowerment, skills for living training, nutrition programs, parenting and health service. We also offer short term support such as Medicare, food, clothing, educational materials and shelter.

We are therefore, seeking for well wishers, partnership with private and public institutions, Governments intervention to enable us to help our mothers and their families achieve their dreams for which we believe will go a long way towards their socio-economic development and that of our Nation as a whole.

Mrs. Vivian Sonny | president@young-moms.org