Onelife Initiative deploys Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) and Positive Youth Development (PYD) approaches for its work given its drive for sustainability. We subscribe to Robert Chambers’ school of thought where the marginalized are put at the centre of the processes of development policy thus allowing them play active and influential role in the decisions that affect their own lives. It is the only way they can be correctly heard and ensure their voices can also shape outcomes.

With respect to using Positive Youth Development, we are content with adopting a pro-social approach that is not singular in its review of current situations but has an approach that can enhance the strengths of young people productively within existing institutional structures such as school, family, communities etc. while still providing platforms and opportunities for them.

Thematic Focus

  • Governance & Policies
  • Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights
  • Enterprise Development


Governance & Policies

  • Voter and Civic Education
  • Freedom of Information Push and Advocacy
  • Campaigns for CRA Implementation & Advocacy
  • Youth Participation
  • Policy Briefs and Fact Sheets Development

Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

  • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  • End Female Genital Mutilation Campaign, Advocacy & Referral
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education
  • Community Mobilisation for SRHR information and services
  • Menstrual Health and Hygiene
  • Family/Life Planning
  • Campaign against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
  • Maternal and Child Mortality Campaign

Enterprise Development

  • Youth & Women in Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Agribusiness Solution and Food Security
  • Fit For Market Intervention
  • Business Model Canvas Development
  • Rural Enterprise Support for Indigenous People
  • Inclusive Business for Agricultural Governance
  • Business Support Services/Linkages
  • Livelihoods
  • Digital Marketing Skills for Young People
  • Writing as an Enterprise

Other Competencies

  • Life Skills Education
  • Behaviour Change Communication (BCC/IEC) Material Design & Production
  • Media for Development, especially last mile media (Radio)
  • Research and Documentation
  • Conflict and Peace Education for Urban Youths
  • Youth Organisation Capacity Building
  • Social Media for Non-Profits
  • Sustainable Development Goals Campaign