Youth in Action is a six-year youth livelihood program implemented by Save the Children in partnership with Mastercard Foundation. The goal of Youth in Action is to improve the socio-economic status of approximately 40,000 rural out-of-school young people, both girls and boys, in Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda.

How it Works


Youth aged 12-18, who are out-of-school and living in a rural community are selected to join the program. They go on a journey to build and enhance their foundational skills, social assets and knowledge through the learning phase, then take action in livelihoods opportunities facilitated through the action phase. Building key partnerships and ensuring youth participation are key to addressing the barriers to their economies and in their communities, such as gender barriers. To achieve this, YiA’s holistic approach is built on three core pillars: Youth Learn, Youth Act and Youth Connect, with Participation and Partnerships cross-cutting these pillars.

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Countries of Work

Click on the map below to learn more about YiA in the five countries:

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What’s New

Stitching a new future for Ephel Ephel gets another chance to follow her dreams. Read More…

When Family Support matters for rural girls Diarra receives family support in Burkina Faso. Watch Video…

Hana from Ethiopia From leaving home, to setting up shop Read More…

Studies and Reports

Effect of Youth in Action on Work Readiness and Socioeconomic Outcomes Findings from Uganda. Read More…


Understanding Youth Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship skills Ethiopia Read More…


Understanding changes in youth foundational literacy Ethiopia Study 2016 Read More…