A Proactive Effort in Youth Development

The newly opened Youth Cafè in Greenhaven, Great Brak River saw 20 young adults being hosted by the WONDERFUL SOUTHERN AFRICA FOUNDATION (WSAF) from the 8th 13th May for a week of orientation. WSAF is a non-profit organisation whose primary aim is to improve quality of life and to relieve poverty. This is achieved by providing training for young adults in life skills, leadership development and general preparation for opportunities in the employment market.

 

Partnering with the Mossel Bay Municipality, WSAF have to date run number  of programmes at the Youth Cafè. The aim of this orientation week was three fold. Firstly; to get to know one another and build relationships of trust. Secondly; to team build and thirdly to do life skills training, exposing the students to key community leaders in the public and private sectors. Topics, amongst others included Teamwork, My life is vital  –  valuable and precious, My purpose, Roadblocks to a successful future, Strategically building my future, Understanding   the strategy for my region, Living beyond myself, Caring for my community and Embracing adventure. Our speakers included the Mossel Bay Mayor, Mr Harry Leeuwendal, the Director of Corporate Services, Mr Edward Jantjies, the Rural Development Officer, Mr Setchmore Rhoodes, local business owners and volunteers from the Wonderful Southern Africa Foundation. The week ended with students and staff camping on Ashar Heights Farm and culminated with a prize giving and input by the aforementioned dignitaries. WSAF would like to thank Pick n Pay and Ilita Lodge for donating the groceries for the farm stay. Each student received a certificate of attendance, a t-shirt and the student, demonstrating the most potential received a trophy.