The Organisation


Paul Engelsman


+31 6 12993822

I founded Yepafrica in 2007 because I belief in youth empowerment as a tool for young unemployed people to create their future in their own country. Too many young Africans choose the route of illegal migration. We need to stop that by the source, in the communities where they live. I am proud to be the founder and chairman of this special organisation and to inspire and get inspired by the people with whom we are connected.

Jan Willem Weehuizen


+31 6 51112220

I joined Yepafrica in 2008, so I consider myself a Yepper almost from the beginning. On my first trip I became impressed of the power of the Yep programme and the Gambian youth following it. Since then many developments have lead to a strong organisation in The Gambia, with its own learning centre in Brikama. They influenced the lives of many, many people in a positive way. Today I am really proud to be part of Yepafrica in my capacity as coach and boardmember responsable for finance (of 'Stichting Yep').

Douce van Beukering

Financial operations

+31 6 14385481

In April 2016 I get involved by Yepafrica. I was really impressed by the young people telling how the empowerment and other trainings of Yepafrica has changed their lives. They now believe in themselves and know they, the young people, are the future of their country and can develop a better life for themselves and their families. It is great to see the Yep Learning Centre is developed in a strong organisation, lead by three beautiful, very inspired young Gambian people to help all the other young people in Gambia. Everytime it is a pleasure to meet them again. I’m thankful I can contribute to the organisation of Yepafrica

Board in The Gambia

Left: Lamin F. Ceesay, Program manager and trainer/coach
Right: Serreh Darboe, Operational Manager and trainer/coah

“The members of the Board of the Yep foundation do not receive any financial compensation related to the activities they carry out; in The Gambia the team in the learning centre in its capacity of operational board and trainers receives from the foundation a monthly salary and a compensation for the cost of the learning centre, like rent, internet, electricity etc. This situation will last as long as the earning capacity of the learning centre is not enough to compensate for all the cost. One has to keep in mind that we are there for the poorest people!

Jabou Sinyan

Finance and Admin Officer

I am a Gambian by nationality and I am a young lady of twenty five (24) years old. I have completed my senior secondary school and undergo the marketing essential training course under Yepafrica in 2015. I am currently doing a certificate in computer and also studying charter Accounting Technician course (C.A.T) at the Management development institute.
My dream is to become a chief accountant in the future, to gain good managerial and leadership skills. Also to attend the university and have my bachelor and master degree in financial accounting and furthermore want to establish a business and have more marketing and communication skills.
I was inspired by the founder of Yepafrica in Holland during my sister’s treatment. And I was very delighted to meet him in good honored. As he told me that no matter how my situation is, I can make it in my country which I believed. As he knew my dream of studies, he inspired me to focus on it and join yep training for more empowering skills. It was a given courage, hope, self confidence and good coaching skills in marketing. I was also be taught good entrepreneur skills and be empowered on decision making. I also gain good marketing skills and strategies. Currently am appointed at yepafrica as the Finance and Admin Officer, and happy to join the team with energy and with good working relationship as one big Family standing for youth empowerment.

Fabakary Kalleh

Ambassador for Africa Yepafrica Foundation

My name is Fabakary Kalleh a 42 years old Gambian. I obtain a BSc in Management from the University of the Gambia in 2009 and National Diploma in Law. I worked for the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority as the Airport Manager of the Banjul International Airport. I am professional with 17 years’ work experience, 15years in Airport and 2 years as an Immigration Officer.

I am professional and have a good knowledge in developing and monitoring policies and procedures. I have twenty years’ experience working with youths and community organizations. I initiate and lead Peace Ambassadors from 2001 to 2015. I attend professional trainings and practice Peace education and conflict resolution; Programs & Project Coordination, organizing & planning; Monitoring & establishing procedures, Teambuilding & teamwork; Teaching; Public speaking; coaching, facilitation and counseling; Resource development and youth leadership; Effective communication; Computer applications; First Aid training, application & instruction.


Stichting Yep
Pieter Zeemanweg 146
3316 GZ Dordrecht
The Netherlands

+31 6 12993822
KvK: 24437077
RSIN: 819548637
IBAN: NL66 TRIO 0212 4283 65