Project profile — Youth Challenge International - Volunteer Sending 2010-2015


YCI - Youth Challenge International (CA-CRA_ACR-3119069078)
2010-04-01 - 2016-03-18
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Tanzania (53.00%)
• Ghana (42.00%)
• Kenya (5.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (35.00%)
• Basic Health: Health education (12261) (35.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Elections (15151) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This volunteer sending program supports the assignment of 320 Canadian youth volunteers to work with 11 local partner organizations in Africa whose projects target youth beneficiaries. The program focuses on private sector development, health, and governance by building the organizational capacity of developing-country partner organizations and by transferring important skills and knowledge to youth mentors and youth beneficiaries. The program also includes a public engagement component that furthers the promotion of development awareness within Canada. An amount of $80,622 has been added to the total amount for each of the Volunteer Cooperation Agency programs for CIDA-led program evaluations.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2015) include: (1) 80% of developing country partners (10 of 13) have strengthened capacity in organizational management through training and volunteer support in areas such as management, communication, networking, knowledge sharing and organizational tools such as manuals; (2) 67% of developing country partners (7 of 11) reported strengthened capacity to integrate gender equality into programming through the recruitment and increasing involvement of women in decision-making processes, gender sensitivity workshops, training sessions and girls’ empowerment clubs; and (3) 90% of Canadian volunteers (270 of 301 Canadian volunteers sent abroad through the project) reported medium to very high satisfaction with their volunteer placements through adequate preparation, support and pairing with relevant local partner organizations. These results have contributed to improving capacity and performance of developing country partners to deliver programming and promote gender equality, as well as increased Canadian engagement and support to international development issues and programs.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
18-03-2016 Disbursement $50,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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