YETT is governed by a 7 member board of trustees that provides oversight to the operations of YETT and is also directly responsible for supervising the Director who is appointed by the board and heads the secretariat through delegated authority. YETT Board of Trustees plays an active role in the financial oversight of the organization.
The secretariat is responsible for day-to-day operations of YETT. The Director supervises all staff and the implementation of YETT programmes and board recommendations. The organization is comprised mostly of two distinctive departments- Leadership and Advocacy (Programmes) and Finance and Administration which are headed by two managers.
The secretariat is responsible for day to day operations of YETT headed by the Director who is appointed by the board.
Lucy Mazingi is a revered activist with a proven track-record of bringing marginalized groups of the society to the core of sustainable development programmes.Lucy has won a number of awards among the NGO Director of the year in 2010. She holds an Honours Degree in Economics and a Masters in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe and currently sits on two other boards of recognised institutions.
Kudzai Mberi has an art of perfection and accuracy with an ability to have an airplane view on strategic matters which greatly assists the organization in making accurate forecasts and plans needed in budgeting. Resultantly, this has kept YETT’s finance intact. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Accounting Science (B Compt) as well as Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Regional & Urban Planning (Bsc HRUP) majoring in Project Planning & Management. In addition, he has also completed three (3) year Articles of Clerkship Training with a reputable Audit firm
Samantha Moyo “Sam” is highly familiar with local and global youth capacity building and child protection, participation and empowerment statutory responsibilities, policies, trends and procedures. Samantha has worked in child protection, youth skills development, livelihoods support and education program sectors at USAID’s Children First Project and Bantwana World Education. She has 8 years’ experience in the NGO sector and possesses post training qualifications in project management, results based management, advocacy, gender inclusive human rights based approaches, case management and child communication, conflict resolution as well as youth inclusion and resilience building. She holds a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences from Africa University .She brings to YETT versatile youth development research and advisory skills that continue to immensely contribute to the realization of YETT’s vision of a just inclusive and prosperous society where young people fully participate and lead in sustainable development.
Taziwa Machiwana “Taz” is a development practitioner with over 9 years’ experience in youth development work in areas like Manicaland, Harare, Chitungwiza, Mashonaland West, Matabeleland South and Masvingo.He brings policy and thought leadership in programme strategy, planning, implementation and oversight. He holds an Honours Degree (Development Studies) from Midlands State University and is completing his Master’s degree in Public Policy and Governance with Africa University.
Itayi Usaiwevhu is an inspiring communicator and development practitioner by training and practice who is keen to experiment with virgin ideas. He also has advanced skills in communication strategy development, social communication, and documentation. An enthusiastic multi-talented broadcast journalist communicator, with a career spanning for over 9 years starting at the ZBC news where he hosted the main news bulletin at the age of 22 then expanding to include corporate communications, e-marketing and lately youth development. A great team player who is willing to learn something about everything around him.
Lynette Chitewere has been with YETT since March 2005 as the Administrative Assistant until 2009 where she became Finance and Administration Assistant. She holds a SAAA (Southern Africa Association of Accountancy) Diploma in Accounting and her aspiration is to further her education to become a fully qualified accounting technician.
Vision | Mission
A just, inclusive and prosperous society where young people fully participate and lead in sustainable development.
A youth networking organisation committed to the full participation of young people in sustainable development through advocacy and capacity building of youth organisations in Zimbabwe
- Fairness: - having a set of standards that we apply equally to all partners.
- Participation: - involvement of people of our concern.
- Transparency: - clear procedures
- Accountability: - being answerable to our stakeholders.
- Commitment: - dedication to our cause
- Integrity: - honesty and consistency in our dealings
- Cooperation: - mutual support and team work
- Inclusivity: - all encompassing