The Victory Youth Group (VYG) is the youth ministry of the UCKG HelpCentre. It is made up of co-ordinators who form the core of the VYG. This is a support system built up of young men and women who voluntarily offer their time to help young people from all walks of life, in the same way that they were once helped through the work of the Youth Group.
The VYG is headed by David Osei, who was born and raised in South London and understands first-hand the struggles of many young people today. Growing up, he faced challenges of his own: low self-esteem and feeling as though he had no future or real prospects in life.
At the age of 12, he was introduced to the VYG by a Youth Mentor who invited both him and his older brother to attend. The Youth Group opened his vision to the possibility of a brand-new life.
Today, he takes pleasure in giving back what he once received. David Osei is now married to Taiwo, and together they oversee the work of the youth group in the UK, mentoring over 1000 youths. David’s joy is seeing other young people like himself find their purpose and live their lives to fullest.
David and his wife offer free advice to young people facing difficulties in overcoming different problems, including insecurities, traumatic experiences, past hurts and leaving gang/street life.
The VYG currently has 26 full-time branches. across London and the UK.