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PEER EDUCATORS CAMP TO FIND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND OTHER CHALLENGES

07/12/19 9:16 AM

The Change Agents peer educators went camping on Friday, 14 June to Sunday, 16 June to Camp Noah in Richmond.

The team consisted of teachers, Tennyson House Project Director, Change Agents Coordinator and Facilitator and 44 pupils from various Durban high schools.  They shared and discussed challenges that they are facing in their respective schools,  some of the challenges that were discussed included school violence, teenage pregnancy and drug abuse.

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#BE PART OF THE SOLUTION, GENDER BASED VIOLENCE DIALOGUE

05/9/19 9:00 AM

Youth for Christ (YFC/KZN) Change Agents in partnership with Vibe FM, hosted a Gender Based Violence Dialogue on Friday, 26 April 2019 at Nozaza Community Hall in Ntuzuma.

The aim of the dialogue was to create a platform that will enable young people to speak out and raise concerns, thoughts and opinions regarding abuse and violence.  The panel consisted of the South African Police Services, Department of Social Development representatives, Gagasi FM DJ, abuse victims and various speakers shared their experiences and information regarding toxic, violent and abusive marriages and relationships.

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MVABA HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS YFC/KZN CHANGE AGENTS

02/18/19 10:00 AM

Mvaba High School in Inanda recently awarded YFC/KZN a certificate of appreciation for their Change Agents school program.

Principal Sibusiso Sibiya said the school appreciates the work and the change that the program has brought into their respective school. He added that they were grateful for the opportunity that was granted to some of their leaners who took part in the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Conference that was held in Germany in, November 2018. “We were truly grateful to be part of this program. Our learners had an opportunity to go overseas through the Change Agents program and they have shown so much improvement and development in their academics. We hope to continue working with YFC in making the difference in the lives of young people”, said Sibiya

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CHANGE AGENTS 2019 TEAM EXCITES OVER TRAINING IN MAGALIESBURG

01/29/19 11:00 AM

The YFC/KZN Change Agents 2019 team was excited when they were off to Magaliesburg for training last Monday, 14 January 2019. The enthusiastic and passionate team aged between 18 and 25 will spend three weeks at the YFCSA Training Centre, Cara.

Change Agents Coordinator, Sane Shandu said she is excited about the new team and hope they will perform to their maximum capacity. She explained that the team will be learning about a number of things including edutainment programs such as arts, drama and dance. “I hope the team will come back from Magaliesburg with more insight, understanding and knowledge of the program”, said Shandu.

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FORMER YFC/KZN PEER EDUCATOR ENJOYS AIR WAVES

01/17/19 9:00 AM

YFC/KZN Change Agents former peer educator, Aliyah Ndlovu was featured on Ukhozi FM VMBS (Vuka Mzansi Breakfast Show) Imfundo Iyadlisa program. The Ukhozi FM team took Ndlovu by surprise on Wednesday, 9 January 2019 when they visited her home in Inanda and escorted her to school.

Ndlovu who is doing her matric in Mvaba High School said she was excited to be featured on this program. “I am so grateful for this opportunity, this was an incredible experience. Thank you so much to my teachers and YFC/KZN Change Agents program for making a positive impact in my life as a student. Thank you to Ukhozi FM for featuring me in this wonderful program”, said Ndlovu.

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YFC/KZN CHANGE AGENTS “SPEAKS FOR CHILDREN” ON AIR

12/12/18 10:30 AM

“We say no to violence against children”, these are the words that were said by the YFC/KZN Change Agents peer educators who were speaking during the 16 Days of Activism to No Violence Against Children and Women Discussion that was on Vuma FM Current Affairs program at 7:00pm on Thursday, 6 December 2018.

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CHANGE AGENTS PEER EDUCATORS MAKING WAVES IN GERMANY

11/22/18 3:46 PM

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.

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YFC/KZN CHANGE AGENTS PEER EDUCATORS TOUR TO GERMANY

11/15/18 12:21 PM

YFC/KZN Project Coordinator, Sane Shandu and Change Agents peer educators were off to Germany on Friday, 02 November 2018. The dynamic team that was nominated to represent South Africa by participating in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 conference that is taking place in Germany consisted of learners from various Durban high schools, edutainment facilitator and Change Agents Coordinator.

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YOUTH FOR CHRIST (YFC/KZN) CHANGE AGENTS AND VIBE FM HOST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE DIALOGUE

11/1/18 12:04 PM

Youth For Christ (YFC/KZN) Change Agents in partnership with Vibe FM hosted the Gender Based Violence Dialogue on Thursday, 25 October 2018 at K Cap Hall in KwaMashu.

The aim of the dialogue was to create a platform that will enable young people to speak up and raise concerns, thoughts and opinions regarding abuse. A panel that included the SAPS representatives, abuse victims and various speakers shared their life experiences and gave the audience an opportunity to ask questions.

Nothando Ndlovu, who is a Media Personality and Public Speaker shared how she was abused by her ex-husband a couple of years ago. Ndlovu said abuse is constant and never comes to an end. She advised abuse victims to speak out and break the silence. “We need to break the cycle of abuse in our society and home. We must be sensitive to abuse and say no to abusive and toxic relationships. Our bodies are not punching bags and we refuse to be abuse victims”, said Ndlovu.

Sane Shandu, Change Agents Coordinator said she is happy to see the orgainsation impacting young people positively.” It is our objective to promote positive behavioral change in the lives of young people through our customized programs. Our orgainsation continue to raise awareness and address social issues such as abuse, HIV\AIDS infection, teenage pregnancy, rape and domestic violence”, said Shandu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change Agents – Peer Educator Training

08/6/18 10:00 AM

The Change Agents Project ran a winter holiday camp for the Peer Leaders who are a very important aspect of our work.

We all have stories to tell and what these young people shared gave the Team a good idea of the challenges the Peer Leaders are dealing with and what needs to be looked at.

They all shared their stories of how life would have been different with caring parents. One of the peers wrote the following poem.

What kind of a mother are you

You chose a man over your daughter

You left me a house so that I can stay alone, where is the warmth in that house

Who do I share my happiness and frustrations with?

How do you even sleep at night knowing very well that you left a girl child alone?

I feel like an orphan yet you are alive

I had to change schools 6 times just because in every school I get bullied

Who should I tell, who will fight for me?

In grade 9 I almost went to jail because I stabbed a girl, who was a close friend

I shared my misery with her but then when we had an argument she called me an orphan

You’re very happy taking care of your stepchildren but you abandoned me.

I almost got rapped when someone was trying to get into the house at night while I was alone

And all you said was why I didn’t lock the door….

What kind of mother are you

It would’ve been better to know that you died.

 

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