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Mandela Day 2018

07/18/18 2:58 PM
Today the Admin Team from YFC KZN took the initiative and went out to spend their 67 minutes and serve others instead of being served.
We went to the Isabel Beardmore Home and served Tea, Coffee and Cake and spent some quality time with the residents to chat and sing together.
It was a wonderful opportunity for the admin team and we were happy to be able to put a smile on their faces. The staff and residents of the home appreciated having us there.

 

Mandela Day

07/16/18 3:45 PM

We need your help to give HOPE to children and youth!

 

Let us celebrate Mandela’s Legacy this month by making this world a better place, by taking action against poverty.

Youth for Christ KZN is in great need of the following items and support.

  • Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, facecloths, roll ons, sanitary pads, body lotion, toilet paper)
  • Household items (Pots, Pans, Plates, Cutlery, Crockery, Microwave, Kettle)
  • Stationary (Pens, Pencils, Exercise Books, Erasers, Sharpeners, Copy Paper, Scientific Calculators, Lunchboxes)
  • School Uniforms, School Shoes
  • Games (Chess, Scrabble, Times up etc.)
  • Non-perishable food items (tinned food, bags of mealie meal, bags of rice, sugar, tea etc)
  • Expansion of our Community Gardens (fencing, fertilizer, gardening tools)
  • Sports Equipment
  • Painting of the office walls
  • Buying of Jungle Gym and the Installation of Jungle Gyms in the Community Centres
  • Cleaning of the Tennyson House Girls Shelter Carpet
  • Bring lunch for children
  • Taking children out for i.E. dinner, movie, picnic, zoo, historical place etc.

Should you have any of the following items and would like to support Youth for Christ KZN, please feel free to drop it off at our offices in Pietermaritzburg at 190 Pine Street or in Durban at 1280 Umgeni Road. Please feel free to contact us at katha@youthkzn.co.za or give us a call on 033 345 2970 and we can arrange pick up.

Khayalethu – Holiday Club

07/12/18 2:14 PM

The Khayalethu community staff ran a community Holiday Club at the Raisethorpe community centre for all community children from the 25-29 June 2018.

The holiday club ended was a massive success. There was an average of 130 Children attending the Holiday Club every day.

Each day the program started with Khayalethu community workers collecting children from there community centres and dropping them at the Raisethorpe community centre. We then started the program with some prayer and singing led by the children themselves.

After that, we had a lesson on the topic of Hygiene. The children learned lessons on the importance to handwashing, how germs spread, why we need clean drinking water, how to make a water tap out of recyclable materials and how to keep healthy.

The YDC’s then led a Bible story daily. This was a drama to teach the story. The bible stories covered over the course of the week looked at children in the Bible who made a difference.

After the Bible story, the children formed smaller groups and that group time consisted of some questions and discussion to reinforce the hygiene lesson, as well as the bible story and then games, were played. This time of the day was very special as it gave staff and interns a chance to connect more personally with individual children.

After group time lunch was served. We were very fortunate to have some food donations over the course of the week. With those donations we were able to feed the children Bunny Chows for 1 day, Jam and Peanut Butter sandwiches for 1 day, Polony sandwiches for 2 days and Romans Pizza as a special treat on Friday. We are grateful to Romans pizza PMB, the individual who donated bunnies and Albany Bread for the donations over the course of the week. These donors helped us ensure our kids left the holiday club with full tummies and happy hearts.

A special thank you needs to go to Sanitech for the subsidized porta-loos that were donated for the week. The Raisethorpe community centre is still waiting for a permanent toilet to be put in and there was some concern with how the week would function without toilet facilities. Sanitech gave us two toilets for the total cost of R500. This fee was paid for by a Kind Sponsor in Australia (Dr. Dylan Barth).

We are also appreciative to Raisethorpe Catholic church and Father Basil for the privilege to run Holiday Club at the community centre which is situated on their property.

 

 

Khayalethu Project – Parents Workshop

07/12/18 12:25 PM

Last week the Social Work Team facilitated a Parents Workshop for all the Parents of Children that are part of the Aftercare Program.

They had a conversation about the problems each family is facing and how YFC can assist them. At the end of the day, one of the beneficiaries shared the story of his life on the street and the support structures that helped him become the men he is now.

Mandela Day 2018

07/12/18 12:23 PM

Let us celebrate Mandela’s Legacy this month by making this world a better place, by taking action against poverty.

Youth for Christ KZN is in great need of the following items and support.

  • Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, facecloths, roll ons, sanitary pads, body lotion, toilet paper)
  • Household items (Pots, Pans, Plates, Cutlery, Crockery, Microwave, Kettle)
  • Stationary (Pens, Pencils, Exercise Books, Erasers, Sharpeners, Copy Paper, Scientific Calculators, Lunchboxes)
  • School Uniforms, School Shoes
  • Games (Chess, Scrabble, Times up etc.)
  • Non-perishable food items (tinned food, bags of mealie meal, bags of rice, sugar, tea etc)
  • Expansion of our Community Gardens (fencing, fertilizer, gardening tools)
  • Sports Equipment
  • Painting of the office walls
  • Buying of Jungle Gym and the Installation of Jungle Gyms in the Community Centres
  • Cleaning of the Tennyson House Girls Shelter Carpet
  • Bring lunch for children
  • Taking children out for i.E. dinner, movie, picnic, zoo, historical place etc.

Should you have any of the following items and would like to support Youth for Christ KZN, please feel free to drop it off at our offices in Pietermaritzburg at 190 Pine Street or in Durban at 1280 Umgeni Road. Please feel free to contact us at katha@youthkzn.co.za or give us a call on 033 345 2970 and we can arrange pick up.

Tennyson House – Youth Day

07/12/18 12:18 PM

The Tennyson House Project hosted a Youth day Event last week which was sponsored by one of our former beneficiaries.

The Tennyson Shelter Girls, the After Care Programme and the Change Agents were part of this event and all attendees received a cup.

We are very grateful to see young people become successful adults and it is even greater when they then take the opportunity to give back to children and youth in need.

Change Agents – Youth Day

07/12/18 12:15 PM

On June 16 the Change Agents Project had an event in the Ntuzuma Township Taxi Rank. Different young artists were showcasing their talents and different Speakers were encouraging the youth about why we should always celebrate June 16 and never forget about it.

 

Change Agents – Vibe FM

07/12/18 9:29 AM

The Peer leaders from Mvaba Secondary School, Ndumehlezi High School, Mbheki Secondary and Mqhawe High school were debating live on air at 94,7 Vibe FM on different topics.

The Radio debates took place every Thursday from the 7th June for one hour.

It was great to hear our Peer Leaders debating and they were excited that their opinions were heard over the radio and to see that there are many people that care about their

Tennyson House – Youth Day at Eskom

06/27/18 2:09 PM

Tennyson House

Last week six children that are part of the Aftercare Programme and currently doing Grade 10,11 or 12 got the opportunity to go to Eskom in New Germany.

They were taking part in their initiative to “bring a child to work”. Eskom, New Germany Office‘s objectives for the day were to celebrate youth month with 20 young people from different schools around Durban.

Eskom addressed the children about substance abuse and gave them a career guidance by informing them about the different opportunities they have while working for Eskom. They did that by showing the group around the different departments and explaining to them i.E. how electricity is being formed.

Mr. Bala the Director Manager of KZN was encouraging the children by sharing his testimony of how he grew up in a disadvantaged community but because of the goals he set for himself, he was able to get this far.

Tennyson House

06/22/18 11:59 AM

Last week the Aftercare Parents attended a financial capability training, facilitated by Bonga from the Bridge Project. The aim was to support parents in understanding how to budget and how to create a savings plans.

Some are planning to sell plants and vegetables. Others are already sewing and selling products. The Training was a success and Nomusa, the Aftercare Manager will conduct visits to the homes to find out whether they are using the skills they have learned or if they need further support.

A great programme what are your thoughts on it?

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