YANG'AT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

Our Mission

To empower communities through promotion of education and facilitating access to water and health services.

About Yang’at

Yang’at Community Development Organization, formerly Girl Child Potential Sensitization Group (YANG’AT), is a local community-based non-governmental organization. The organization was formed in the year 1999 by a group of college educated Pokot Women. Pokot is a local community in Kenya. 

Yanga’t encourages Pokot girls to pursue education and other co-curriculum activities that will free them from the chains of oppressive and dehumanizing ethnic and cultural traditions like:

– Gender discrimination against girls and women
– Female genital mutilation (FGM)
– Early child marriages

– Forced marriages & rape
– Ignorance & negligence
– Wife battering & wife inheritance

Yang’at means “care” in the local Pokot language. Hence, the organization broadly addresses issues of water, education, health, and sustainable environment. The organization envisions a community that value all children irregardless of their gender. It strives to provide improved  access to water that will allow communities engage in; economic activities, allow girls get better schooling, and offer women with the opportunity to engage themselves in socio-economic activities that gradually improves the living standards of the community in general. Among the founders of the organization was the late Debora Katina.

Our Vision

A leading organization in promoting positive community transformation.

Objectives

– To facilitate access to clean water and improved sanitation.
– To promote education for all in Pokot.
– To promote health services to the entire community.
– To enhance the institutional capacity of Yang’at.

Core Values

– Selflessness
– Transparency & Accountability
– Team Work
– Integrity
– Stewardship
– Efficiency & Effectiveness

 

THEME: Philippians 4:13… “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Our Board Chairperson

Job Nyorsok

Job Nyorsok

Chairperson

Our Team Coordinator

Elizabeth Pkukat

Elizabeth Pkukat

Coordinator

Programs Implemented By Yang’at

School safe zone program is an education program being implemented by Yangat community development organization and funded by CWS in west Pokot County. The program seeks for increased enrollment and school attendance by children in primary schools in West Pokot County by creating safe and conducive learning environment which will be achieved through community-wide sensitization including county and community leaderships, Capacity building of School communities, training of teachers on school Safe Zones approach, improvement of physical infrastructure at school and improvement of household income.
Water for Life is water project Funded by CWS and being implemented by Yangat community development organization in West Pokot County. The project seeks to address water and sanitation access challenges in the County through construction of water facilities, improving and building the capacities for communities, and ensure that there is availability and accessibility of water in the community.
Emergency response is an emergency program being implemented by Yangat to respond to emergency issues related to drought in West Pokot County by providing food staffs, cash through community work, building capacity, and improve the living standards of the communities affected to be resilient and overcome such harsh climatic conditions.
  • Yang'at Community Development Organization
    Completed 70 capacity girls dormitory at Kotulpogh Primary School.
  • Yang'at Community Development Organization
    School girls at Kotulpogh Primary School cleaning up their newly built dormitory.
  • Yangat Coordinator and few board members posing for a group photo after a meeting with Chief Officer Health docket West Pokot County, team from AMPATH and Kapenguria Referral hospital team on campaign to do free breast and prostrate cancer on 12th and 13th of Aprill 2018 at Kapenguria County Referal hospital in West Pokot County.
  • If you are a resident in West Pokot County;the day to know your health status as far as cancer screening is concerned has finally arrived. What you only need is to avail yourselves at Kapenguria County referral hospital on the mentioned date and all will be taken cared off #healthiswealth
  • Her Excellency Dr Mary Lonyangapuo officially launching Free Breast,Cervical and prostrate cancer screening in West Pokot County that was organised by YANGAT in collaboration with Ampath, MOH(Kapenguria county hospital team) and County government of West Pokot at Kapenguria county referral hospital
  • Yangat board members leading the walk on free cancer screening in West Pokot County
  • Completed Sand dam at Chepakul Community in Shalpogh Location South Pokot sub County. Sand dam intervention by YANGAT in collaboration with CWS has ensured that the community get access to water through out the year without walking for long distance in search for water saving them more time for economic activities and to attend school for school going girls
  • YANGAT in collaboration with CWS have established 8 adult literacy centres in West Pokot County to boost literacy level of the community members in our programming areas and that of the county in general #Adultliteracyforlifelonglearning
  • Making school environment safe. Pupils from Psirwo primary school in West Pokot County enjoying access to clean and safe drinking water from shallow well constructed by Yangat with CWS and Psirwo commuinty support.
  • Creating Child friendly Schools. Classrooms renovation and painting at Korellach primary school located in West Pokot County.
  • Chepakul primary school pupils for so long have been affected by lack of water(clean water) due to climatic condition of the area making rivers to be seasonal. Pupils used to go to the river with their cups, scoop sand and drink water as it is with all impurities putting their lives at risk. With YANGAT/CWS intervention we have provided 2 Community Life Straw water filters in the school with 4 outlets that serves more than 400 pupils, 10,000 liters water tank and Sand dam construction to ensure that pupils get access to water throughout the year,even during dry season. Pupils from the school can now afford smiles on their faces as they get access to clean drinking water within the school compound without walking for long distance and with few cases of pupils absenteeism due to lack of diseases related to water
  • During International Menstrual and Hygiene day celebration yesterday 28th May 2018 in West Pokot County at Kacheliba Girls Primary. we were delighted to be part of the team that made the celebration successful. #celebratingourgirls
  • During International Menstrual and Hygiene day celebration yesterday 28th May 2018 in West Pokot County at Kacheliba Girls Primary
  • Ngotut primary school before and after YANGAT/CWS intervention in Creating Safe Learning Environment
  • Korellach primary school kitchen before and after YANGAT/CWS intervention in creating safe learning environment for pupils at schools in West Pokot County
  • Pedagogy training for teachers

    Pedagogy training for teachers

    Training of teachers from 8 public primary schools in West Pokot County supported through our programs at YANGAT conference hall
  • Pedagogy training for teachers

    Pedagogy training for teachers

    Training of teachers from 8 public primary schools in West Pokot County supported through our programs at YANGAT conference hall
  • Women from Chepkram selling maize and beans at Serowo market in West Pokot County after a successful training on small scale business and support of grants to improve their living standards and be able to support education of their children #women economic empowerment
  • Ngotut primary school pupils from West Pokot County entertaining guests during the official opening of 2 classrooms constructed by YANGAT/CWS
  • To ensure safety of learners at school, we have fenced the school compound and constructed standard school gate at Ngotut primary in West Pokot County. The photos below are of Ngotut primary school gate and fence before(where school gate and fence was temporary made of thorny branches) and after YANGAT/CWS intervention. #schoolsafezone
  • During teachers exchange program from 8 public primary schools that we support in west Pokot County at Ngengechwo primary school, one of the best performing public school in the County. “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin.
  • The physical environment of school buildings and school grounds is a key factor in the overall health and safety of students, staff, and visitors. Photos is of Chepakul classes before and after(3 newly constructed classrooms) YANGAT/CWS intervention in the school. #Schoolsafezone
  • Newly constructed Chepakul primary school gate by YANGAT/CWS in West Pokot County. #schoolsafezones

Reach Us

Yang’at Community Development Organization
P.O. Box 417-30600,
Kapenguria-Kenya.
Tel: +254726600341
Email: info@yangat.org