HTYF was born out of great concern to reduce the rates of occurrences of teenage pregnancies among school age girls, reduce the number of adolescents/youths who were infected with and or suffering from STI’S, VVF and HIV & AIDS in the local communities of Jos South LGA of Plateau State. The founder who herself suffered abandonment because of youth related pregnancies, and lost a cousin to unsafe abortion was motivated to start a project that inspires young girls and boys to abandon unprotected casual sex practices and engage instead in productive, creative and educative initiatives.

Our Name

“Having Empowerment for Actual Living” (HEAL) which later metamorphosed to Heal The Youth Foundation (HTYF) came into being on 23rd November 2003 and was duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on the 26th April 2005 with registration CAC/IT/NO 18565.

Mission & Vission

Our mission:“Enhance the quality of life for the vulnerable in Nigeria.”

Our vision:“An empowered, healthy and successful people having equal opportunities.”

Our Core Values

Our core values are the essence of HTYF’s identity – our principles, beliefs and philosophies.









SPA 2019-2023

Faced with the reality of over reliance on only one source of revenue with total dependence on donor funding as well as evidence from our SWOT and PESTLE analyses, which revealed the need to urgently test new models and solutions that will ensure soundness and viability of the Foundation, we have designed the HTYF Strategic Plan of Action for 2019 – 2023: Sustainable Organization, Positive Impact.

The process of developing this SPA 2019-2023 helped us to recast our mission, which gave clarity on the kind of impact we intend to make as an organization. It also outlines the strategy and activities to be implement in order to reach the goal of this SPA 2019-2023. This has led us to setting for ourselves the four major changes we want to see (priority areas) in the end.


Strengthen the resource mobilization mechanisms through a functional Business Development Department that will enhance and boost the financial capacity of HTYF by 2023.


Improve the referral system that ensures access to quality care and service delivery for vulnerable groups among non-state actors at the National and sub-national levels by December 2023.


Strengthen and institutionalize the monitoring, evaluation, accountability, research and learning system of HTYF by 2023.


Increase household resilience, income and vocational skills of target beneficiaries by 2023.


Strengthen the capacity of staff for effective and efficient service delivery by 2023.


HTYF has currently established physical presence in two northern states but has vast knowledge on the culture and norms of in the 36 states by virtue of our collaborative and membership status with many national and sub-national level networking. We understand that CSO cannot work in isolation from the LGA’s and state level structures at our disposal, therefore HTYF works with the appropriate authorities at all levels of operation from Policy level, community level, Health structure levels and the individual level. 
HTYF has worked in more than 100 Nigerian hard to reach communities with proven results in all area of operations.


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