Who We Are
The Yusuf Youth Initiative (YYI) was set up in 2004 by a group of young enthusiasts who are driven by the desire to work for their community and improve their society. The group have undertaken a number of community projects on a local and national scale.
Meet The Team
Senior Project Manager
Faisal has been involved in youth and community work for over a decade and brings a wealth of experience to YYI. Having been a part of the organisation since its inception, Faisal has a deep understanding of the needs of the organisation and is in charge of the day to day running of all the projects.
Youth Development Officer
Isa started off as a volunteer and after completing his studies as a Social Worker joined the team as the Youth Development Officer. Isa is responsible for developing and managing of our youth programmes and activities.
Future Leaders Academy Co-ordinator
Katlin has over a decade of experience in education as a school teacher as well as a university and mosque lecturer. She has written and translated a variety of books from children’s story books to textbooks. She is now in charge of making our Future Leaders Academy a favourable breeding ground for young, confident, well educated, friendly Scottish Muslims.
Project Manager, Taught by Muhammad
Rizwan has taken this project from being a part time food bank and curry kitchen to now working in regeneration areas with over 40 partners. His responsibilities include the daily running of core tasks and volunteer recruitment. As well as this, Rizwan engages with many partners to bring about social change to Dundee.
Project Manager, ChangeMakers
Jenny began as a volunteer with YYI when her own children joined and has since been actively involved in all projects. Her current role is within the employability project, boosting youth engagement with opportunities and supporting them in personal development.
Dena first became involved in YYI as a volunteer before moving into the role as Executive Administrator. Dena now provides administrative support to all the projects within YYI.
Refugee Support Officer
Vali currently supports many refugee families within Dundee. He is responsible to help integrate the refugees and make them feel safe and included as part of Dundee civic society. Furthermore, to empower them through various activities and volunteering opportunities.