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Who We Are

Our Story

The name MYoung originated from the name Mourice, our founder, envisioning young people as the main partners of the future environment. He started engaging with teachers and community leaders to allow the conversation and ideas begin, and luckily they welcomed it all.

Our Mission

To partner with learning institutions, civil societies and government agencies to reach out to youths in both formal and non-formal sectors to enhance growth of a generation with positive environmental conservation mindset.

Our Milestones



Mourice Barasa founds MYoung Environmental Initiative



Arnold Oricho joins MYoung as our acting Secretary.



Lillian Etabale joins us as a public speaker for our events held at schools.



Brice Pierce becomes Director of Design and Marketing.

Our Core Values

These organizational values are at the core of our work, shaping how we make decisions, and guiding how we engage and interact with partners, donors, peer organizations, and each other. We are working to solve a challenging problem, rooted in complex, interwoven causes. We acknowledge that we are certainly not alone in doing so. We use our talent, experience, passion, and resources to join organizations, large and small, local and national, in advancing sustainability. We go where the energy to make meaningful change is. We seize opportunities with partners that embrace our values. We are here to make the world better.

Respect for Indigenous Knowledge and Traditions

MYoung Environmental Initiative is committed to honoring and preserving the wisdom and traditions of indigenous communities. We recognize the importance of indigenous knowledge in sustainable environmental practices and will actively engage with and learn from indigenous leaders and communities.

Environmental Stewardship

We believe in the responsible and sustainable management of our natural resources. Myoung Environmental Initiative is dedicated to protecting and restoring the environment for current and future generations. We prioritize conservation efforts that promote biodiversity, mitigate climate change, and ensure the well-being of ecosystems.

Community Engagement and Empowerment

We value the active involvement of local communities in decision-making processes related to conservation and environmental initiatives. We empower community members to take ownership of their environment, participate in projects, and advocate for their environmental rights.

Equity and Social Justice

We are committed to fostering equity and social justice in all our endeavors. Myoung Environmental Initiative recognizes that environmental issues often disproportionately affect marginalized communities. We strive to address these disparities by advocating for inclusive and fair policies, ensuring equitable access to resources, and supporting initiatives that promote environmental justice.

Our Team

We are a small but mighty team of passionate individuals who are committed to helping the environment. We are a diverse group of people with a wide range of skills and experiences. We are united by our shared values and our belief that our environment is here to help us, not hurt us.

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