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

Faisal Hussein


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.

Isa Mallick

Project Manager, Youth Work

Isa started off as a volunteer and after completing his studies as a Social Worker joined the team as the Youth Development Officer. He has experience and qualifications in outdoor activities and is responsible for developing and managing of our youth programmes and activities.

Dena El-Anis

Executive Administrator

Dena first became involved in YYI as a volunteer before moving into the role as Executive Assistant. Dena now provides administrative support to all the projects within YYI.

Ben Duncan-Karrim

Graphic Designer

Ben was brought on as part of the Changemakers Employability Scheme.

Andrew Black

Administrative Assistant

Andrew was brought on as part of the Changemakers Employability Scheme.