Founded in 2014, Article 43 is a Turkana-based youth-led community organization, a signature initiative of four young and energetic social changemakers, passionate about inspiring community development through a specific focus on youth and women empowerment. Our organization was founded as a platform through which the youth in our community could meaningfully contribute to the attainment of the much needed community empowerment and development in Turkana. We seek to develop and implement programs and initiatives that will bring hope and dignity to our local community as well as improve lives and tap the potential of Turkana youth, equipping and preparing them to become responsible and active citizens through increased participation in community development and governance in order to inspire development across the county. In addition to building their capacities to enhance their potential, we provide entrepreneurial support, strategic partnerships and business training to less privileged youth, geared towards socio-economic empowerment.
For five years, our work has positively impacted more than 20,000 community members in Turkana directly and indirectly. Our concept is founded on a three-pronged approach of Youth & Women Empowerment, Natural Resources & Climate Change and Governance & Advocacy. Through this approach, we intend to focus on building a robust network of empowered young active citizens committed to creating sustainable impact in Turkana. We are convinced that an empowered youth, working in partnership with government and development partners have the power to create a positive societal change and bring sustainable solutions to address the root causes of inequality in our home county.
|We envision a society where the world’s greatest asset-the youth and women- are advancing ideas and solutions that create positive community change
|To champion for the development of programs, policies and initiatives that empower women and young people, enhance their potential and build their capacities