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Supporting Sustainable Development since 2000 !
Our Origins & Our Goal
Young Help Suriname,
the YHS foundation, was born from the founder's home - fed & ignited passion
and vision to share & support
those around us.
The mission of the foundation
is to Inspire, Empowe, Impact and
Change lives for creating strong, resilient,
healthy and happy
individuals, innovative businesses and impact organizations contributing to
We are a team of young mid-career professionals with specialized backgrounds who engage their personal time, talent and passion to Empower, Inspire, Impact and Create positive Change. Young Help Suriname's team consists of comitted volunteers.
All our activities/projects are geared towards supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on Partnerships, Innovation, Education and promoting equity for creating equal opportunities. Our projects are build on platforms of collaboration with local and international partners. We connect and work together to create shared value for mutual benefit.
All our projects are managed by Project Management best practices. Our team brings a range of local and international combined perspectives and relevant experience to the table.
We empower young people with Skills of the Future towards success through inspiration, impact and by creating positive change !
We believe in education, working hard, working with like-minded people and giving others opportunities of growth !
Our Core Values
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Connecting to Global Opportunities
We initiate and implement projects that empower young people, expose them to inspirational experiences, build confidence, support personal success to impact and create positive change in the communities connected to us.
Each year we select, train and facilitate a Robotics Team (students ages 14 -18) to represent Suriname at the international FIRST Global Challenge: a platform involving more than 150 countries working together to inspire and develop young minds for STEM, Robotics and Innovation application in ultimately engineering solutions in the near future for solving the Word's most pressing Engineering Challenges.
Each year we inspire and mentor young entrepreneurs to apply for opportunities abroad such as the 6 weeks fully funded Young Leaders of the America's Initiative of the US Department of State (YLAI), the ITEC program offered by the Republic of India and courses offered by the People's Republic of China among others.
Community Impact Project
We initiate, develop and implement projects in support of empowering youth and the communities we are linked to. We develop our projects to support the Sustainable Development Goals, and partner with local and international organizations and businesses to achieve common goals.
We support companies to links their Corporate Social Responsibly strategy to our existing community projects or help them develop, implement and manage specific projects upon request.
Companies and organisations who have partnered or supported our projects are the UNDP, Joshua Warriors Youth Organization, Assuria, Dopper Caribbean, Nola Hatterman Art Academy, Suriname Water Company (SWM), and several local schools.