The mission of NEPI is to find solutions to extreme poverty and crime among youth (street youth, war affected youth and former combatants), build youth capacity and strengthen social, political and emotional empowerment of youth in Liberia.
OUR GOALS AND VALUES
We strive for a world where the lives of high core street youths are transformed from crime, and violence and are socially and economically empowered into peaceful and inclusive societies. We do this by working with poor and vulnerable youth in Africa and the world. We engage people and partners to rehabilitate and reintegrate hard-core street youth into mainstream society. We drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels with the work we do with high core street youth.
NEPI Strategic Objectives
• Reduce youth crime and violence
• Reduce school dropout
• Position NEPI as a center of excellence and a leader in youth crime and violence reduction
• NEPI aims to tripper its beneficiaries reached in Liberia with a long-term investment with clear evidence of the results communicated to government, policymakers, practitioners, donor’s community and the world at large while testing and scaling program in new locations.
• Position NEPI with donors that understand both the relevance and value of our contribution to youth crime and violence reduction in alignment with the priority of long-term, unrestricted funding
• Invest in the necessary management structure required for the highest levels of governance, accountability, sustainability, and processes and policies development
Our vision is a society free from youth crime and violence.
A world where the lives of high core street youths are transformed from crime, and violence and are socially and economically empowered into peaceful and inclusive societies.
Our mission is to reintegrate high core street youth into mainstream society.
We constantly search for more effective solutions, to crime and violence while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will strive until we find solutions to youth crime, and violence and contribute to reducing extreme poverty, in societies across the world.
Our Core Value
Through our work to transform at-risk street youth, we have recognized these core values as being fundamental to the transformation program. We challenge ourselves to ensure that each of our strategies builds on these core values.
Our core values are inherent in transparency, accountability commitment, collaboration, leadership, and excellence.
• We believe that safe and peaceful societies emerge when at-risk street youth, former child soldiers and former combatants’ lives are transformed. Having youth move from a position as an outcast to an economically and socially integrated members of society.
• We believe that transformation and future-orientation is of central importance in changing risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol use/abuse, crime, violence, and vulnerability to recruitment into armed conflict
• Transformation among youth is the key to establishing long-term social and economic relationships with others that contribute meaningfully to mainstream society.
• We believe that even adults are malleable and that investments in programs that focus on self-control and self-image can help reduce crime and violence among some of the highest at-risk men.
• We show each program participant they can, in fact, become a different kind of person by demonstrating to them that other youth, formerly much like themselves, have been able to change their lives for the better through motivational speaking by past program graduates. We believe that providing youth with practical steps to change their lives and space to evaluate how they think and feel about themselves and their experiences through a series of assignments lead to sustainable transformation.
NEPI stakeholders are people or organizations affected by the decisions we make and the actions we take.
Our primary stakeholders are the people and communities we serve (at-risk street youth, former child soldiers, former combatants, war-affected youth and local community dwellers).
Other stakeholders include donors, partners, governments, NEPI team members, and board members.
Accountability to our stakeholders:
• As individuals and as an organization, we act ethically.
• We treat all people with respect.
• We are open and transparent about the work we do and how we do it.
• Our stakeholders participate in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our work.
• We are effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us and the natural environment in which we live.
• We commit to achieving demonstrable impact for our stakeholders, using their feedback to innovate, learn and improve.