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.
YFC/KZN SUPPORTS IMBALI 14 CLEAN AND GREEN CAMPAIGN
02/14/19 10:30 AM
Youth for Christ / KwaZulu Natal (YFC/KZN) in partnership with Imbali Youth Forum embarked on a clean and green campaign. The campaign that started last Thursday, 07 February, morning at Imbali 14 saw young people, YFC/KZN Khayalethu community project team, Mpilwenhle Clinic committee and church leaders cleaning the dumpsite that is next to the premises of the Mpilwenhle Clinic.
Muzi Madiba, who was speaking on behalf of the youth forum said the filth and the uncleanliness of their community bothered them as young people. “We decided to start cleaning at the clinic site since it is our health care centre. “We believe that the clinic should be in a clean environment for hygienic purposes”, explained Madiba. He added that the team is prepared and determined to clean all the dumping sites in Imbali 14. “We urge the municipality to assist us with the waste collection vehicle and we call on other stakeholders to assist us with gloves, face masks, garden tools and refuse bags”, added Madiba.
YFC/KZN STAFF AND NEW GROUP OF INTERNS EMPOWERED DURING A TRAINING WORKSHOP
02/1/19 9:00 AM
YFC/KZN Khayalethu and Tennyson House had a training workshop last week Monday, 21 January 2019 to Friday, 25 January 2019. The workshop that was an interactive training saw staff members and interns carrying out a number of activities and engaging in discussions rather than listening passively to the training facilitator or presenter.
Sally Mann who was one of the training facilitators said the purpose of the workshop was to assist staff and interns to understand the vision and goal of the organisation. “YFC was established many years ago with the aim to bring hope to children and youth in and from less privileged backgrounds. Our job is to support, care, engage, enable and equip young people”, said Mann. “I hope the team is going to walk an extra mile and work tirelessly in serving children and youth”, she added.
GIVING HOPE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME
01/24/19 9:30 AM
YFC/KZN Khayalethu Family Care Unit recently assisted with the burial of Thoba Mnguni’s mother who passed away two weeks ago. The Mnguni family were delighted and grateful for food parcels that were delivered to their home on Friday, 18 January 2019.
Mnguni’s aunt, Thembi Maya said the family appreciates the support & assistance they received from YFC/KZN during this difficult time. “May you continue to give hope to all those who are in need”, said Maya.
BENEFICIARIES EXCITED OVER CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
12/21/18 9:00 AM
The Hilton Baptist Church prepared and presented the “Christmas in a Shoebox” gifts to YFC/KZN Khayalethu and Tennyson House Aftercare beneficiaries. The purpose of the gifts is to instil and encourage the custom of giving and receiving during Christmas and to remember the great gift that God gave the world many years ago. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in him may not be lost but have eternal life”, John 3: 16.
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM CAMPAIGN EMPOWERS OUTREACH BENEFICIARIES
12/20/18 9:00 AM
The Khayalethu Outreach Program hosted an event at the Raisethorpe Community Drop-in Centre on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. This was part of the program’s 16 Days of Activism to “No Violence against Children and Women Campaign”.
The purpose of this event was to educate the homeless about the negative impact that violence has on children and women. The event was supported by the Umsunduzi Safety and Security Team and Northdale Clinic.
SHOPRITE CHECKERS MEDIRITE GROUP THREW A YEAR END PARTY FOR BENEFICIARIES
12/19/18 9:00 AM
The YFC/KZN Khayalethu Community Program beneficiaries enjoyed the year end party that was held at Khayalethu Boys Shelter on Friday, 7 December 2018. The party was organised by the Shoprite Checkers Medirite Group in partnership with Deez Foundation, Debonaire Pizza, Aspen Pharma and Desire Photography.
YFC/KZN KHAYALETHU OUTREACH PROGRAM SUPPORT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF NORTHDALE CLINIC
12/10/18 11:52 AM
The Khayalethu Outreach Program supported the official opening of the Northdale Clinic on Friday, 30 November 2018.
The Northdale Clinic Operations Manager, Lkamonie Bennie said it was important for the clinic to be opened officially, to make its existence and services known to the Northdale community. “This clinic exists to help provide medical care for community members and urged them to make use of the facility. We encourage parents in the community to bring their children for check-ups regularly since it’s essential for their growth and development”, explained Bennie.