Luyando Muchimba

Executive Director/Co-Founder

Luyando was born and raised in Ndola, Zambia. He started The YANA Foundation because he personally experienced the lack of mental health resources as he battled severe depression in 2016. He has a huge heart to listen to youth.

April Sylvester

Associate Director/Co-Founder

April is American but has lived in Zambia for over 2 years. With over 5 years of experience in youthwork, she has a huge passion to see youth thrive. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and two certificates in Development Studies and Youthwork.

The Board of Directors

Luito Muchimba, Pastor Felix Muchimba, Dr. Jonathan Chinyama

Our board is made up of hardworking, innovative people that believe in the work towards creating a more mentally healthy Zambia.