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AYANA was founded to equip young people to transform their communities for the better through educational offerings and project funding. Our program curriculum has reached over 500 young people and funded youth-led projects have impacted thousands of their community members.

Majengo Hand-Washing Station

During our first Youth Innovation Lab in 2017, 14-year-old Asha chose the issue of water and sanitation to focus on. AYANA funded her hand-washing station idea with a grant from Disney and Youth Service America, which improved school attendance since students weren't falling sick from not washing their hands. Young people were involved in every part of the project.