OPERATION MBO HITS THE GROUND RUNNING IN EZINKETHENI
08/28/19 8:44 AM
Despite the bitter and uncomfortable late winter weather, stroking with a cold, unbearable breeze, the community of Ezinketheni weathered this and come out in large numbers seeking help and answers from the departments who visited them to help and listen to their grievances.
Youth for Christ YFC/KZN Khayalethu in partnership with Operation Sukuma Sakhe (OSS) held an awareness campaign called Operation MBO, in Ezinketheni on the 13th August 2019. The purpose of this event was to provide the community with more information regarding their problems they have pertaining to the departments that were presented, for example, a child who does not have a Child Support Grant is reffered to South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and bring the services to the people.
YFC/KZN IHLOKOMELE HEALTH AND WELLNESS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN EMPOWERS HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH
08/21/19 10:22 AM
Khayalethu, a project of Youth for Christ Kwa-Zulu Natal (YFC/KZN) hosted the Ihlokomele Health and Wellness Awareness Campaign at Raisethorpe Community Drop-In Centre on Saturday, 10 August 2019, a day after National Women’s Day that is celebrated and commemorated every year.
The campaign was aimed at encouraging and promoting healthy lifestyles among children and youth living in abandoned buildings and streets of Pietermaritzburg. This campaign follows after an increase in the number of homeless teen moms in the streets of Pietermaritzburg.
COPESVILLE HIGH PUPILS TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY WORK
08/8/19 9:15 AM
It is often said that, if you cannot do great things, then do small things in a great way. Copesville High School grade 10 pupils spent at least 7 hours on the 24th of July 2019 at the Khayalethu community Drop-in Centre in Ezinketheni. The pupils visited the Centre with the aim of learning about the work of the Khayalethu project and its programs. The team also participated in activities that take place at the Centre such as bible study, play date, homework and life skills programs. They also assisted in preparations of sandwiches which are given to children on a daily basis.
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.