Youth Month Celebration
07/4/19 11:09 AM
Khayalethu outreach and community programme in partnership with donations received from Community Development Association, The Beauty Box Spa and House of Abundant Grace Church celebrated the youth month with the homeless children in one of our drop-in centre and around Pietermaritzburg CBD. This month is important to all South Africans and there was no better way to celebrate it without engaging, interacting and giving to the homeless. The celebration that was aimed at encouraging and promoting education unfolded with the homeless children and youth enjoying a cooked meal and receiving clothes and blankets. A big thank you to all our donors, supporters and partners who made this day a great success.
BENEFICIARIES ENJOYS A SPORTS TOURNAMENT IN DURBAN
06/27/19 11:27 AM
YOUTH FOR CHRIST/KZN Khayalethu outreach beneficiaries participated in a phenomenal Recreation- Rehab Festival that by the Department of Sports and Recreation on the 08th of June 2019 in Durban Child and Youth Care Center. The aim of the festival was to promote and encourage physical fitness, health and well-being.
UMSILINGA PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS LEARN AND SHARE ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS
06/20/19 10:28 AM
Youth For Christ KZN Khayalethu Social Worker, Thobeka Majola visited grade 7 pupils at Umsilinga Primary School in Ezinketheni on Monday, 10 June 2019 , where she taught them about knowing their rights and reporting abuse.
PUPILS LEARN ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS DURING AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
05/29/19 9:00 AM
Youth for Christ KwaZulu-Natal Khayalethu Community Project engaged with pupils from Msilinga Primary School and Copesville High School during the Child Protection Campaign that was held on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 at the Ezinketheni community drop in centre. The campaign was aimed at raising awareness and supporting the National Child Protection Week (28 May to 4 June 2019) which is observed in South Africa annually to raise an awareness on the rights of children.
SPORTS DAY UNITES AND EMPOWERS MOUNTAIN RISE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT
05/24/19 12:00 PM
It was all smiles, joy and jubilation at the Mountain Rise informal settlements during the community sports day that was held on Saturday, 18 May 2019. The day saw Mountain- Rise community members get excited over various sports such as netball, soccer, 80m sprint, aerobics and dance competition. The winners and participants were rewarded with trophies, gold, silver and bronze medals. The event was graced by various stakeholders such as Imbali Active Studio, KZN Department of Health, MATCH, HIV and TB CARE, UKZN Community Development Association and Albany bakeries.
MOUNTAIN RISE COMMUNITY SPORTS DAY STAKEHOLDERS SHARES IDEAS DURING A PLANNING MEETING
05/15/19 1:42 PM
YFC/KZN Khayalethu Project held a meeting with all the stakeholders of the Mountain- Rise Community Sports Day at YFC/KZN main office on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. The purpose of the meeting was for the team to engage and interact with the stakeholders prior to the day of the event. The meeting saw various stakeholders sharing ideas that can make the sports day a great success.
Mada Ramsamy who was speaking on behalf of the KZN Department of Health said they feel honored to be part of the event that will impact the community of Mountain-Rise positively. “We are excited to work with YFC/KZN Khayalethu Project in giving hope, support and care to various communities. Our department will be providing health care services and screening throughout the event. We will be conducting Voluntary Testing and Counseling, TB screening, family planning and many more”, said Ramsamy.
MOUNTAIN RISE GET A EASTER TREAT
05/6/19 10:00 AM
On the 25th of April 2019, Youth for Christ in partnership with the Durban University of Technology Public Relations Management students, held an Easter Thursday program at the Mountain Rise Community drop-in Centre. The purpose of the program was for DUT students to spend time with the children and to educate them about Easter, Passover and Good Friday. The children enjoyed Easter eggs and a play date after the learning session.
YFC/KZN PROJECT BRINGS HOPE TO THE COMMUNITY OF EZINKETHENI
04/17/19 9:00 AM
On Sunday 14th April, 2019 Youth for Christ KwaZulu Natal (YFC/KZN) launched the new children’s drop-in centre at Ezinketheni. The centre is aimed at preventing children from going to live on the streets of Raisethorpe (a suburb just on the outskirts of the city centre).
Over 150 children from the Ezinketheni community were part of the event where they enjoyed burgers, sandwiches, soft drinks, chips and a play date with our Youth for Christ (YFC) and Khayalethu (KCH) staff.
One of the parents, Mercy Matukelo said she was overwhelmed by what is happening today “ This is beautiful our kids are going to have a safe place to play in and assistance in terms of homework, nothing like this ever happens in our community” said a grateful, Matukelo.
YFC/KZN FEATURED ON TELEVISION PROGRAM
03/5/19 9:00 AM
Youth For Christ (YFC/KZN) Tennyson House Project Director, Mpho Mngidi and Khayalethu Program Coordinator, Simphiwe Sithole was featured on 1KZN News Talk on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. YFC/KZN was invited to the television station to share about the work and the programs that the organisation have in place to minimise the large number of homeless children and youth and to contribute to their holistic development and growth.
1KZN TV News Talk Producer, Samke Ngqulunga said 1KZN TV is a community television station that takes pride in its mandate of grooming and showcasing local talent, news and events. “Our programs are discussion platforms for issues that are making headlines and affecting our society”, explained Ngqulunga. She added that they applaud YFC/KZN for the positive impact they have in the province. “We hope viewers and community members will make use of YFC/KZN programs in assisting and empowering children and young people”, Ngqulunga added.
YFC PROJECT BRINGS HOPE TO THE COMMUNITY OF EZINKETHENI
03/1/19 9:00 AM
Youth for Christ KwaZulu Natal (YFC/KZN) Acting Regional Director, Liz Govender and the Kindernothilfe (KNH) representatives, Phil Donnell and Dorothea Schoenfeld visited Khayalethu’s new drop-in centre in Ezinketheni on Monday, 17 January 2019.
According to Govender, the new drop-in centre is aimed at bringing hope and support to the children, youth and women of Ezinketheni. Govender said the new drop-in centre forms part of their strategy to prevent children from leaving home to live on the streets. “Children will come to the centre during weekdays after school where they will be served sandwiches and juice, thereafter they will be assisted with their homework. We urge the community members to make use of this centre”, said Govender. She added that YFC/KZN is a progressive organisation that aims to reach out to as many communities in and around Kwazulu-Natal.