YONECO has been granted member to Sports for Social Change Network (SSCN) which champions and spearhead the delivery of social impact through sport, active recreation and all forms of physical activity.
The network was founded in 1997 by Nike in collaboration with other organizations in various countries including Kenya, Brazil and the United Kingdom. In Southern Africa, the secretariat for SSCN is in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa. Sport as a tool for change optimizes the underlying potential of the people in the society especially the younger generation to achieve success in their lives.
YONECO has been using sports for change across Malawi to promote mental health, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), ending child marriages and Gender Based Violence (GBV). YONECO has sponsored a number pf sports tournaments across Malawi as well as providing recreational materials to young people through its Youth-Drop-In-Centres. Furthermore, YONECO, in partnership with TackleAfrica, has been training male and female coaches to use football drills to promote behavior change.