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.
BAKING LESSONS EXCITES TENNYSON HOUSE BENEFICIARIES
04/9/19 10:00 AM
The Tennyson House residential care and aftercare beneficiaries are excited over baking lessons that are aimed at developing and empowering them. The girls bake once a month during their baking lessons that see the girls sharing ideas about baking and making their favourite treats such as cupcakes, coconut muffins and scones.
According to the Tennyson House Aftercare Coordinator, Nomusa Khumalo the skills program which is called, Independent Living Skills for Girls (ILSG) is aimed at empowering and promoting independence in young girls through skills.
THE BRIDGE RAISE AWARENESS IN DURBAN HIGH SCHOOLS
04/3/19 9:00 AM
According to The Bridge Project Coordinator, Akhona Sikhakhane, the project continues to give hope and support to young people through HIV prevention and management. “Our project raises awareness about matters relating to HIV and AIDS. The project runs weekly group sessions in various high schools in and around Durban, where we engage in discussions and dialogues “, explained Sikhakhane.
The group sessions unfold with learners speaking and asking questions about various topics such as, Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI), sex, teenage pregnancy and Voluntary Counselling and Testing.
THE BRIDGE LEARNERSHIP EMPOWERS OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH IN DURBAN
04/1/19 9:00 AM
The Bridge project has recently introduced a carpentry learnership for the out of school youth that comes from less privileged communities in and around Durban. The learnership program that is aimed at empowering and promoting independence in youth commenced on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 and it’s expected to last for the period of eight months.
The Bridge Economic and Strengthening Champion, Thembelihle Zuma said the project has partnered with Ngaphakathi Professionals and the Mkhumbane Clinic in Mayville. She said they hope that beneficiaries will participate in this program with commitment, dedication and determination.
REGIONAL DIRECTOR WELCOMES THE BRIDE PROJECT DIRECTOR AND M&E MANAGER
03/22/19 10:00 AM
Youth for Christ/KZN Acting Regional Director, Liz Govender met with The Bridge team on Friday, 01 March 2019, where she welcomed the new Project Director, Thulani Zondi and the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Cebisile Mthembu.
Zondi said he is excited to be part of the dynamic and enthusiastic team that works tirelessly in serving children and youth. “I am confident that we are going to work hard as a team in taking this project far and accomplishing its objectives and vision. My job is to give support to the team and to walk an extra mile in making our work flow”, said Zondi.
NGO CONNEX RAISES AWARENESS
03/20/19 12:45 PM
Youth For Christ/ KZN attended the Non-Profit Organisation (NGO) Exhibition Connex that was held on Thursday, 7 March 2019 at Varsity College Pietermaritzburg campus.
The purpose and the aim of this event was to create a platform for Pietermaritzburg NGO’s to place their organisation on the student map, raise awareness and recruit volunteers.
WHAT’S YOUR STORY? CAMPAIGN PROMOTES UNDERSTANDING AND TRUST IN SA
03/15/19 9:00 AM
Youth for Christ/ KZN attended a workshop that was hosted by Heartlines on “What’s Your Story?” on Friday, 1 March 2019 at the Glenridge Community Church in Durban. Heartlines Senior Programmes Manager, Brian Helsby said the purpose of the workshop was for the team to meet with partners who will join the work and the ministry of mobilizing #Whatsyourstory?, across Kwazulu-Natal.
PROJECT HOPE SHARES IDEAS DURING A STRATEGIC MEETING
03/12/19 9:00 AM
Project Hope had a strategic meeting on Wednesday, 27 February 2019. The purpose of this meeting was for the team to share ideas and to discuss the future of the project. The project kicked off in February where a group of ladies started sewing items such as shopping bags, scatter cushions, head scarves, curtains, aprons, cosmetic bags and gift bags.
Project Hope is aimed at income generation to change lives of women and youth through entrepreneurship thus promoting independence, community development and sustainability.
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.