Nkhotakota Youth Organisation is a rural-based organisation that work to improve the lives of young people in Nkhotakota District in Malawi. It aims to fight against alcohol and drug abuse amongst youth, to act as a mouthpiece on human rights issues and speak against abuse and injustice. Nkhotakota Youth Organisation is working to enhance active participation amongst youths, especially women, in developmental, environmental and health related issues.
Nkhotakota Youth Organisation’s mission is to promote active youth participation in social and economic development through provision of information, knowledge, skills and materials on issues affecting young people. NYO aims to do this with commitment, transparency, accountability and confidentiality.
The organisation focuses on youth empowerement and provides vocational skills and entrepreneurship training. It aims to provide access to employment for local youth outside urban space.