The Youth Team’s primary goal is to promote the empowerment of youth by focusing on the special, psychological and physical components of development. Other goals include:
- To create awareness on youth related issues and how these issues impact on youth.
- Encourage youth to get involved in peer learning and to develop strong support systems.
- To encourage youth to become responsible in decision making.
The team embarked on the following programmes which aimed at achieving the above goals:
- On 20/06/2013 a workshop was held with 300 learners from grade 6 and 7 at the Allingham Primary School. This was to highlight the negative effects of social media on the youth.
- On 12/07/2013 a workshop was held at the Umhlanga hospital with 20 youth. This was to educate the youth on teenage pregnancy and personal hygiene.
- On 05/08/2013 a workshop highlighting the effects of substance abuse and teenage pregnancy with 180 youth from grade 6 and 7.
- On 9 and 14th august 2013, workshop with 43 women and their daughters to highlight the impact of domestic violence.
- From the 21st until the 25th September a workshop with 21 female youth were held to empower and pamper the youth.
- On 31/10/2013 we had a workshop with 60 parents to highlight the negative consequences of social media and cell phones on youth.
- On 21/12/2014 an interactive session with 30 youth and parents from the Eastbury Baptist Church to highlight the effects of rape and cell phone usage.
- On 23/01/2014 a discussion was held with 31 principle from the Phoenix Central Circuit on the objectives of the youth project.
- On 27/01/2014 a discussion was held with 30 principals from north region circuit level on the objectives of the youth project.
- On 04/02/2014 a skills programme was held with 28 parents and caregivers of youth from Ottawa Primary School.
- On 18/02/2014 a programme with 44 youth of Ottawa Primary School was held.