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YAGA is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2012 and registered in 2019 in Zimbabwe. We are an Arts- based program which is centered on youth empowerment through innovation in the creative arts. YAGA has a strong girl-focused Community Development approach to ensure equitable inclusion and sustainability of positive outcomes.
About Us


To be the leading creative classroom and entrepreneur incubator in Southern
Africa by 2030.


To discover and mould well-rounded young people in the creative arts and enable them to reach their full economic potential.


Creativity and Innovation

nurturing innovative thinking and abundant mindsets in young
people to create their own destinies.

Equal economic opportunities

driving access to fair economic opportunities for youth to
create a solid foundation for individual and community resilience.


understanding the socio-cultural landscape and activating social
consciousness in communities for sustainable community development

What We Do

Talent Development and Deepening

We provide access and exposure to a wide range of arts, cultural, sporting and
vocational disciplines.
We help young people to discover and nurture their creative talents.
We provide mental health supports.
We provide needs based education scholarships.
We provide platforms for apprenticeship and mentorship from industry leaders
We help young people to build a business around their creative talent 

Our Inspiration

Many young girls and boys from underprivileged homes and communities in Southern Africa have talent and potential but they simply need support and access to resources to further discover, nurture and develop their talents so they can commercialize them and become self-sufficient members of society.
YAGA helps bridge the gap between the young, talented and gifted youth and all the resources they need in order for them to reach their full socio-economic potential.

Meet The Team


Prince Smokey Dube 

Programs Director


Multi-talented recording artist, passionate about youth empowerment and gender equity issues.


Chenai Dodzo

Marketing & Public Relations

Travel and Tourism consultant with a strong  passion for youth-involvement in development issues and the Arts.


Marleene Post

Advisory Board

Professional photographer with many years of experience in the Travel and Tourism industry. Advocate for social justice and passionate about philanthropic work.


Craig Cray Mlotshwa

Mentor (Boys Clubs)

Musician and Geologist who's passionate about Boys mentorship and the Arts

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