History of KANAVA YOUTH ORGANIZATION

Brief History

Kanava Youth Organization is a non-political organization concerned with the development of children and youth. Kanava is an active member in the Somali civil society institutions and it aims at the rehabilitation and advancement of Somalia’s youngest generation.

Kanava Youth Organization is dedicated in ensure that all young Somalis have a healthy future, an effective education that equips them with marketable skills, and opportunities to help others.

BACKGROUND

In September 2002, Kanava youth Organization was officially opened by a group of local youth working in Mogadishu in cooperation with members of a Somali youth group from Finland

The word Kanava has its original roots in Finish language, which means “Canal”. It symbolizes how Somali youth can bring the gap between different Somali segments closer

VISION

“We aspire to see and to provide guidance, and to promote health, social, educational, vocational and character development of Somali child & youth

MISSION

Kanava mission is to provide guidance, and to promote health, social, educational, vocational and character development of Somali children & youth through offering of structured activities such as short courses, field trips, and sports. The purpose here is to provide a safe and structured environment in which all Somali youth can associate with their peers.

The aim of the Organization is to mobilize Somali youth to fully participate in social activities and to promote positive values such as; justice, equality, democracy and good governance. Also, Kanava Youth Organization is very much engaged in reconciliation and rehabilitation of Somali Community.

OUR CORE VALUES

Accountability and transparency
Mutual respect
Commitment and Healthy Competition
Trust building
Credibility and Responsibility