CIYOTA is an internationally recognized, community-driven initiative. CIYOTA seeks to enable transformation of communities in Africa by preparing and developing a unified group of current and future leaders.
African youth-led movement creating lasting peace and prosperity in Democratic Republic of Congo, a country which is in the midst of a significant humanitarian conflict that has torn the country apart and claimed millions of lives using innovative education and non-violent for social change.
By using the power of non-violence as
pioneered by Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and implementing
community-driven solutions to social change, CIYOTA is building a vast team of
youth to address the root cause of the conflict. Ultimately CIYOTA will help usher in peace
and prosperity to the country.
Get InvolvedYour involvement is essential to the success of our organization. No matter where you live, what your skills are, or how much time you have to give, CIYOTA will provide you with an opportunity to make a tangible difference. Read More on Getting Involved.
Our Impact so far
Inspired over 10,000 Change makers and educated over 1000 youth from different tribes in youth centers and schools we have created.
Empowered 200 children in our primary school, 600 catalyst social leaders in hostels and 200 task force youth from different tribes in Eastern DRC, working with the government to unite over 1 million youth from 50 different tribes. United the most conflicting tribes like Hutus and Tutsis to work, live and share in Hostels
CIYOTA encourages non-violent social change by uniting the tribes through holistic community development programs that spur economic growth and restore dignity, such as microfinance and organizing women victim to physical and sexual violence in the DRC. United over 1000 women in Uganda and Eastern DRC impacting over 5,000 members from different tribes.