TINADA has an outstanding good experience in working with and supporting young people, young single mothers’ and young people with disability and. TINADA’s is responsive to community needs and aspirations and is part of a number of partnerships and networks that seek to build on delivery of our Vision and Mission.


Empowered Healthy Young People


Enhancing holistic wellbeing of the vulnerable young people through strategic partnership in: integrated Mental health services, Education empowerment, Rights Protection, Decent Work and Economic Growth and Disaster Risk Management.



We cherish honesty, accountability and transparency as far as resources within our reach are concerned, for determined results.


We prize consistency, quality, effectiveness, efficiency, clarity of purpose, respect, justice and non-discrimination in all our endeavors.


We are dedicated to our work, loyalty, passion and drive in service delivery and other interventions for maximum effort investment towards continuous improvement.


We practice teamwork, meaningful engagement, partnerships, unity of purpose and leveraging of resources through beneficial linkages to promote synergy for better results.


5.We ensure that the critical needs of all members of our target communities are included and considered in our programming.


We promote a culture of fairness and impartiality in all our practices.


We are open to sharing organization transactions and operations for accountability, ownership and sustainability, we are also open-minded in our work, imaginative, creative and insightful, seek new experiences and are curious and perceptive to our environment.


We practice love, kindness and empathy in our work.

Thematic Areas

During the next five years 2023 -2028, TINADA focuses on four broad strategic thematic areas, whose choice has been informed by its past experience in working with the communities, where these four areas have been found to be among the most critical, and where the greatest impact can be made.


Cross Cutting Issues

TINADA Youth Organization understands the value of advocacy, gender and social inclusion as well capacity development in achieving the vision of the organization. As such, the organization ensures that all programs benefit from these crosscutting implementation strategies as well as taking a human rights-based approach.

Capacity Development

Strengthening the institutional capacity of TINADA and its stakeholders for efficient and sustainable operations. This enhance TINADA and downstream partners governance and leadership, human resources management including safeguarding, financial and procurement systems, program management, communication and knowledge management, strategic partnerships and resource mobilization, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL).

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Towards policy influence through evidence generation, agenda formation and meaningful engagement in the civic spaces. TINADA is Promoting evidence-informed engagement with decision and policy making institutions and other key stakeholders towards development and implementation of enabling policies for effective programming. TINADA promotes advocacy for a strong institutional framework and enhancing the capacity of the citizenry in democracy and good governance.

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We Seek To:
  1. Rebuild the democratic culture among young people and general community in Kenya by enhancing their civic awareness around the ideals of nationhood, patriotism and constitutionalism.
  2. Increase the level and quality of participation by young people, persons with disability and women in public policy, engaged governance and national development and improve the responsiveness of public policy to the development priorities of young people.
  3. Reinforce accountability by public systems and institutions in the management of public resources and delivery of public services.
  4. Enhance the participation of Kenyan youth , persons with disabilities and women in national development by enhancing their leadership competencies to enable their full participation in the political, social and economic development.
  5. Promote peace and reconciliation by fostering intercultural dialogue with appreciation of cultural diversity amongst youth and general Kenyans citizens.


TINADA work is anchored in evidence-based programing. We pilot innovative solutions to challenges identified in the community based on our program thematic areas and support scale up and replication.

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Monitoring, Evaluation, Leaning and Accountability

“People and their managers are working so hard to be sure things are done right, that they hardly have time to decide if they are doing the rights things” – Stephen R Covey

Building on our rigorous efforts in leading the Western Region (5+ Counties) of Kenya in realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, TiYO like any other not-for-profit organization is under pressure to evaluate the work we do. Armed with a community-centered approach, an innovative team, committed donors & an inclusive community striving for an empowered, healthy & just society, M&E processes & activities becomes as easy as pie.

Our MEL department primary driver is COLLABORATION! Nothing for us, without us. TiYO partners with its different stakeholders in this endeavor. From our donors, staff, volunteers & community at large, our MEL team takes time to bond, understand, and inspire each one to not only share their story but also to learn from those of others. To us, impact evaluation is always a great time to give the community – including those who take their time to advance our cause without pay – an opportunity to tell us & our donors whether the work we are doing & the resources we are spending make a difference in their daily lives.

TiYO Research and MEAL team promotes stakeholder stories in new, innovative ways across our several platforms including through our recently crafted youth theatre team – a first of its kind in the region. To date, we have engaged local leadership & young community members in communicating our program findings to our beneficiaries at different levels. This way, lessons are not only learnt among those who do the work but also disseminated across various stakeholder levels for better programming. We understand impact evaluation is a relative new area gaining momentum among program implementers and we want to be there – not only keep up but be counted.

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Gender and Social Inclusion

Integration of gender perspectives in all aspects of TINADA’s work to promote gender equality, equity, social inclusion and combat all forms of gender discrimination.

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Localization of Humanitarian Aid

An initiative, led by both National and International NGOs, to practically implement changes to the way the Humanitarian System operates to enable more locally-led response. We are part of Global and Kenya Charter for Change (C4C) campaign which includes 8 Commitments that INGOs agree to implement, to address imbalances and inequality in the global humanitarian system. (

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Disability inclusion

Promoting inclusion of people with disability for equitable access to quality services and economic empowerment. This focus to see:

  1. People with disabilities, particularly youth and young women have increased opportunities to engage in decent waged employment, including in the digital economy
  2. Enhanced inclusion of people with disability for equitable access to quality services and economic empowerment
  3. Inclusive Systems and Policy that strengthen the disability ecosystem and support equal access to waged employment for youth, women and men .
  4. A supportive government and private sectors creating inclusive employment opportunities for youth, women and men with disabilities
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Rights Protection

Through promotion of Human Rights Based Approach all aspect of TINADA work.

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TINADA believes in:

  • Inclusive, Open, Free, Safe and Warm Environment
  • Strong Practice of Teamwork, inclusivity, compassion and commitment
  • Supportive Mentorship, transformational leadership and good Learning Environment
  • Results, Continuous Planning and Review, Consultation, Follow Up and quality work delivery
  • Professionalism, integrity, Innovation and creativity