Tirap means “safe haven”
Tirap Youth Trust(TYT) formally Ogiek Youth Council(OYC) is an association of Indigenous Ogiek youth drawn from six counties inhabited by Ogiek in Kenya, namely Baringo, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Narok, and Kericho.
TYT was founded in 2019 and registered in 2022 as an association. It was formed by a group of youth with an aim to provide a platform for empowering, mentoring, and championing the rights of Indigenous Ogiek youth.
Gender and Diversity
We recognize the need of reflecting on and promoting respect for gender and diversity concerns in our work.
We strive to achieve unity among our populations
Respect for Human Rights
TYC recognizes human rights legal instruments and will not dispute or violate these rights under any circumstances.
We take responsibility towards the public and society and take ownership of all activities undertaken by us.