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 Assistant

Dena started at FLA as a volunteer before moving into the administration role and finally into her current role as Executive Assistant. Dena line manages the graphic designer, social media and administrative assistants, provides HR support and directly assists the CEO.

Ben Duncan-Karrim

Graphic Designer

Ben helps draw up infographics, creates content for our social media and updates our websites.

Andrew Black

Administrative Assistant

Andrew provides administrative support and helps in our support cafes and community garden.

Jack Bain

Social Media Assistant

Jack manages our social media content and provides administrative support. He is mainly based in our head office but he also enjoys helping in our community garden.

Tyler Boyd

Bike Mechanics Assistant

Tyler works for the Bikeium project, providing bicycle repair and maintenance services for the community.