IGNITE Youth Organisation is a non-profit organisation and thus we depend upon the generous gifts and donations from organisations, companies, churches and individuals to continue the work we are doing with young people. We accept both monetary and in-kind gifts and donations. You can send us an email at email@example.com with details about your gift and donation, and the Program you want to support.
For cash donations, once you send us an email with the details of the amount you would like to donate, we will send you our bank details. We are currently still working on our online payment system for donations.
For in-kind gifts, we can always use:
- good quality used clothes for babies/children/teenagers/young adults (male and female)
- items of sports equipment (deflated footballs, volleyballs, cricket bats, football shirts)
- toiletries for young women (soap, deodorant, body lotion, sanitary towels, toothbrushes)
- items of office stationary (paper, pens, exercise books/notebooks, staplers, computers, chairs, desks)
- items of band equipment (mics, cables, speakers, music instruments)
Thank you very much! We look forward to receiving your email! Your gift and donation will go a long way in helping us reach more youth, and impact more communities and societies.
IGNITE Youth Organisation is dedicated to shaping and encouraging African young people to emergence and a life of purpose.
We help them realize their dreams, live to their fullest potential and ultimately impact their communities. We’re all about igniting a generation to create impact and change their world.
Our vision is to ignite a generation of African young people to change their world and to passionately discover and pursue their purpose.
Our mission is to unleash young people's innovative power by investing in the power of young people through various programs aimed at empowering them and giving them a hope for a better future. Our programs are designed to be youth-friendly to help them gain the skills and knowledge they need to reach their potential.
Meet the Founder, Tadziripa Madzima-Bosha
From a young age, Tadzie (for short) had a passion to develop young people to become influential leaders in their local communities, schools and faith based organizations and to become well rounded individuals. She shared where her passion for working with youth came from:
"Growing up with a single parent is special, but it's not easy. If I've learned anything throughout my life on this planet, it's that a single parent will do anything it takes to make you happy and give you the best possible life they can. But doing any major task alone is stressful and difficult; you'll have your rough patches that are unique to a single parent household. And because my mother worked long hours to be able to provide for me and my siblings, she didn't have the time or energy to do things that the average parent would do. As I got older into my teenage years, I realised I could not go directly to her for any advice on any topic, from struggling friendships, difficulties identifying a clear career path and purpose to issues such as sex. This is where my passion to start IGNITE Youth Organisation came from. Realising that there were probably many other young people out there who were in a similar or different situation to mine, I decided to do something about creating opportunites for young people to receive support, counselling and help around issues they faced. I started working with the youth in my Church where I became the Youth Leader and Coordinator. From there I realized that I wanted to expand the work I was doing with young peoople beyond just my Church but impact young people across the country in schools, colleges, universities and the community at large. I wanted to touch young people from all walks of life and backgrounds, and thus formed IGNITE Youth Organisation."
Leadership has always been my passion. Ever since, I have felt a calling towards the area, I have felt a purpose in my life, not just to lead but to motivate others as well. This is why I love running this Program.
My passion is empowering the voices of youth and lending a helping hand to youth that are harder to reach. Through our work with IGNITE Youth Organisation, we are able to provide them with the skills they need.
We let the youth dream and think. We give our youth the tools to collaborate and problem solve, brainstorm and reflect. We empower them to believe that their voice matters without judging or criticizing their ideas.
We believe in Innovation and Fun
We create impactful and relevant programs for youth that foster mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among them and their peers. During the programs, youth participate in workshops, community service activities, team building exercises, meetings with community leaders, leadership etc. At the same time we make sure our Programs are engaging and fun for young people. When a student walks into our youth organisation, we want them to enjoy themselves, to smile, connect with others, to have a good time and to feel comfortable.
We believe in the power of partnerships
We know we can't do this alone. We work closely in partnership with likeminded and youth focused organisations - youth ministries, local and international NGOS, youth-led organisations and networks, churches, national youth councils, youth groups etc - to ensure that all young people can get access to the support they need. Collaborate with usto empower young people and to help them to take the steps they need to achieving their goals.
"It isn't academic education alone that makes people happy. It is "how-to-live" education — how to develop a harmonious, moral life, stronger will power, and spiritual understanding — that will bring happiness. That's where IGNITE's Faith Program helped me a lot."
"For me personally IGNITE Youth Organisation has become a place where I charge batteries for local activities, where I meet really passionate people willing to contribute and support each other and more importantly support Young people in being an active part of bringing positive change to their communities."
I really enjoy the IGNITE's Creative Arts Program. The aim of the project is to give young people with fewer opportunities the chance to express their talent, to tell their own life story and to empower them to see themselves differently. It has really boosted my self esteem!
"I've enjoyed that I am in a group of many young people from across the whole country, who get the opportunity to voice their opinions and make a real difference to the direction of the focus for children and young people."
Youth Worker - Volunteer
"I find that IGNITE Youth Organisation has the network and connections to really allow youth like myself to explore their passions. I've personally had wonderful opportunities to make new friends and learn about what exciting things they're doing in their lives. This is important to me because it eliminates the stigma that teenagers aren't doing anything worthwhile, when in fact there is a lot to celebrate about the work they do."
Youth Worker - Volunteer
I really love volunteering at IGNITE Youth Organisation! I was excited to also meet and work with a group of likeminded, driven individuals, to further the impact that youth have on our country and continent at large. Personally, IGNITE Youth has benefitted me a number of ways. Not only has it allowed me to gain confidence in working with diverse people, but it has also showed me the importance of volunteering, and giving back to the community.