The Change Agents peer educators had a great time in Germany. The team arrived back on Saturday evening, 17 November 2018. They participated in various activities and events including the Kindernorthilfe Media Award that was graced by the presence of the German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The peer educators were live on Vuma FM on Monday night, 19 November 2018, where they shared their tour experience and opinions concerning safe and secure cities for children.
Aliyah Ndlovu, 17, said the tour was exciting and educative. She said they learnt a lot from other youth groups who were part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 Conference. Ndlovu mentioned that the tour took place a few days before the national campaign of 16 Days of Activism to No Violence against Women and children. “I am excited that I had an opportunity to be part of this tour. I am also happy that the Germans learnt something from us. Children are very important and have the right to life, safety and security just to mention a few. It is our collective responsibility as children, youth, parents and the government to ensure that our cities and communities are safe and secure”, said Ndlovu.
Mmeli Madondo, 15, said Youth for Christ school based programs should be expanded and run in all KZN high schools. “We are excited that we have the Change Agents program at our school and hope that other schools can have the same program. This program gives us an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others. The tour was amazing and wish other learners can have the same opportunity”, said Madondo.