Somali Youth Volunteers Association (SOYVA) was established in May 2010 in Mogadishu, Somalia. It is non-religious, apolitical and independent geared towards the achievement of peace in greater Somalia. Is a youth organization that provides a platform for empowering young people, women, and communities at large through civil education, Sports and community development, Humanitarians Aid SOYVA is a membership organization that exists for members from all walks of life, irrespective of academic status and political affiliation. It consists of young people from different parts of Somalia. SOYVA seeks to bring the youth together by identifying and nurturing their talents so that they can help each other. SOYVA `an s program focuses on youth exchange programs that provide volunteer opportunities to Somali youth. Being a voluntary organization SOYVA has the capacity of mobilizing international and national volunteers to participate in community development projects and give them chance to gain experience from those different challenging projects

Our vision: Empowering the youth and the community to become self reliant through the creation of employment opportunity .and reducing poverty

Our mission: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, encourage peace and sports and gender equality and prepare the youth for employment through capacity building and civic education. 

Our objectives: 
- To bring youth together, identify and empower their talent,
- To strengthen community involvement through participation in voluntary activities, awareness campaigns and environment protection.
- To train youth on marketable skills and disseminate information to women and youth groups on micro finance/credit project.
- Awareness raising of youth on Piracy, Violent Ideologies and illegal acts

Where we work?
We work in south and central Somalia. Currently, our scope is limited to work in the following regions of Somalia:
 Banadir region
 Lower shabelle regions
 Middle shabelle
 Bay and Bakool regions
 Gedo region
 Lower juba
 Middle juba
 Mudug region, Galgaduud region

Type of Organisation

  • Non governmental organization (NGO)

Areas of Interest

  • Community Peacebuilding
  • Democracy

Organisation Activities

  • Capacity Building / Training

Member of GPPAC