A Not-for-Profit Evaluation, Implementation, and Research Agency Dedicated to Improving Services for Vulnerable Children and Their Families
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Philip B. Uninsky, Esq.
Executive Director

Youth Policy Institute
38 Payne St
Hamilton, NY 13346
(315) 824-0530

Consistent with its mission in the United States, YPI's focus in Malawi is on improving services for vulnerable children and their families. Its activities are guided by research on what works in Malawi, in particular, and sub-Saharan Africa, in general. YPI also closely coordinates its work with Malawian professionals and community members, who provide critical advice on YPI's funding priorities, as well as on program selection, design, and implementation.

YPI's activities in Malawi are wide-ranging. It is involved in school improvement programming, higher education, preventive health initiatives, and housing development, among other activities. YPI is also developing a youth advocacy center that will work to assemble reliable data regarding the status of children and families across multiple domains. The center will initiate a systematic process for identifying effective programs that serve to improve the social, emotional, health, and educational well-being of children in Malawi. To assist Malawians in demonstrating the effectiveness of child-serving programs and to improve the quality of program monitoring, YPI is also developing an initiative to assist Malawians in conducting high-quality process and impact evaluations.

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Current YPI activities:


     Malawi Children's Village

     Bolera Palms School

     Sindima Memorial Institute

     Access to Bicycles

     Malaria Eradication

     Child Advocacy