World Youth International Aust Ltd is a registered not-for-profit charitable organisation, and all of our financial records are audited every twelve months.
We do not receive any government funding and rely on our volunteers and the generous donations of our community of supporters, which allows our work to continue.
We are proud of the fact that any profit our organisation makes at the end of each year goes straight back into funding our international development work overseas. Examples of this work include The World Youth International School and Sapana Children's Dreaming Home in Nepal, and the Mama Anns Odede Community Health Centre in Kenya.
In 2002, WYI created the World Youth International Benevolent Trust. The organisation is the Trustee of the Trust, and is responsible for maintaining the fund and assuring that all funds received are used for the Principal Purpose, which is:
"To provide aid for the relief of people suffering poverty, distress, misfortune and helplessness in countries declared by the Minister of Foreign Affairs as developing countries."
A Management Committee for the Trust directs the Trustee in the management and operations of the Trust.
Our International Partnerships
The WYI Head Office is based in Adelaide, South Australia. We have worked over many years to build strong and meaningful partnerships with in-country organisations and communities in the countries we work in, and we value partnerships that reflect community-driven solutions to poverty.
WYI Kenya and WYI Nepal are independent organisations working in partnership with WYI Australia. Each have their own governance structures and are audited by the Governments of Kenya and Nepal respectively.
Field offices operating in other locations are also operated independently and in partnership with WYI, allowing our development and volunteer programs to be implemented effectively.