Founded 2021

Young and Empowered


Young & Empowered is aimed at improving the lives of children and youth of Lunzu area in the outskirts of Blantyre city through mentorship, spiritual enhancing and educational programs.  The organization was founded by two young leaders Lucy and Dorothy, as a response to the unique challenges facing children and youth growing up in the cities of Malawi. Young and Empowered envisions a future where the children and youth have access to the needed resources for the realization of their dreams; allowing them to be active participants in the development of their communities.


Our mission is to provide high quality supplementary academic support, leadership trainings, mentorship and economic opportunities to children and youth living is vulnerable communities.

Our programs include an After School Program (ASP), Feeding Program, Girls Empowerment Program, Youth Empowerment Program, and a Literacy Program.

Our Programs

After School Program

Serving 74 Children 
annually since 2021
Young and Empowered believes that children are the core foundation of development in every society; as such we prioritize educational programs aimed at equipping them with knowledge and skills that will mold them into responsible and independent citizens. Our After School program will provide special tutoring classes, critical thinking exercises and other needed materials for children between standards 4-7. The program which is expected to run for four days in a week intends to equip the learners with academic excellence, spiritual growth and moral support.

Girls Empowerment Program

Serving 59 Girls 
annually since 2021
As is the case in many African countries, girls in Malawi are vulnerable to different problems and challenges that hinder their academic and socio-economic growth.   With this in mind our girls empowerment program will focus on keeping the girl child in school, motivating her to dream and achieve her goals, as well as encouraging her to make independent choices. The program will include: mentorship, counseling, role modeling, as well as social entrepreneurship trainings.

Reading Program

Serving 107 Children 
annually since 2021
Literacy is a vital tool for the development of a society. However, statistics show that illiteracy rate in Malawi is still high. At Young and Empowered, our aim is to improve and provide a solution to this problem by helping our kids who are struggling in reading and writing. The reading program will provide special lessons and materials that will not only help them in their reading and writing but also their oral language skills. With this program, we hope to develop a reading culture among the children and the youth.

Feeding Program

Serving 501 Children 
annually since 2021
Our programs are designed to be implemented in some of the most vulnerable communities in the country.  We acknowledge the fact that not many families are able to provide three meals a day for their children and this poses as a big challenge in the lives of these children.  Our feeding program will therefore provide the children with a healthy lunch that will consequently enhance their concentration in class.

Youth Empowerment Program

Serving 501 Youths 
annually since 2021
This program targets the youth that are struggling with unemployment, lack of spiritual guidance and lack of moral support. The program provides access to mentorship, sports, vocational trainings and job training program that will also work closely with the afterschool program.

Sponsorship Program

$36 / MONTH
Sponsorship Program Details
When you sponsor a child or youth through UrbanPromise International, you change a child’s life forever! With your support, our ministries are able to reach the children and youth in their communities through holistic programs. Children and youth have the opportunity to grow spiritually, socially, academically, and physically. Our ministries act as family for these children and youth, many of whom are coming from lifestyles of extreme poverty, broken homes, abuse, and circumstances that hold them back from their God-given potential.

When you sponsor a child or youth with UrbanPromise International, you become a part of their extended family around the world. Helping them break free from the chains of their circumstances, and giving them the opportunity to hope for a brighter future.
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Executive Director
Dorothy Kamoto
Programs Director
Lucy Nkwinika
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