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Background

Our community centres and school visits help us identify and assist South Africa's young people with the challenges they face.

Although young people spend a lot of their time on the internet, we understand that they occupy physical spaces with challenges that are material to them.

No one can help solve a problem they don't understand. That is why we have prioritised visiting communities and schools to identify and assist with young people's struggles in South Africa.

Through being insistent with our community and school visits, we have been able to identify some of the most significant challenges young people face.
These include education, employment, computer literacy, family stability and mental health. We have found that these challenges are not unique to any specific school, province or area within South Africa. Identifying these challenges allows us to assist young people through creative and effective solutions.

Some of our solutions include:
• Providing bilingual dictionaries to learners in grades 4 - 12 who struggle to comprehend the complex concepts explained in English in subjects like Maths, Science and Technology.
• Funding tutors to help them improve their academic performance and score better marks on their tests and exams.
• Equipping some schools with a computer centre and counselling services to ensure that the young people are educated on issues such as anxiety and depression and how to deal with it.

We hope that these efforts will help reduce the dropout rate in South African schools and help mould educated young people who are mentally and emotionally mature. We look forward to adding value to the South African education system and the lives of young people who are hoping to see their dreams and ambitions materialize.

We're Out There for their well-being.

To Book A School Visit Send Us An Email At : admin@iamyouth.co.za

Here are some of our outreaches:

Event: Books Handover at Vastfontein Batho Pele Christian School

Date: 09 Feb 2024

Vastfontein Community Transformation is an organization with a huge heart for its community (Vastfontein). The organisation focuses on the development and social upliftment of the surrounding communities, through education (Vastfontein Batho Pele Christian School), and skills development with a holistic approach.

On February 9, 2024, a heartwarming event unfolded at Vastfontein Batho Pele Christian School. The I Am Youth organization extended its generosity by donating 340 concept dictionaries to the school. These invaluable resources promise to enrich the educational journey of the students.

Key Details:

  • Donation: A total of 340 concept dictionaries were donated by I Am Youth.
  • Grades: The books cater to both grades 4 – 7 (100 books) and grades 8 – 12 (240 books).
  • Handover & Delivery Date: The official handover took place on February 9, 2024.
  • Training Workshop: The teachers, principal & librarian attended a virtual training workshop, which was conducted by Irene Fricke on 12th February 2024, on how to use the concept dictionaries.

Event: “Pitch Your Business” Competition 2023

About the “Pitch Your Business” Competition

The “Pitch Your Business” competition is a project that aims to empower and equip South African and African entrepreneurs through high-value training and education. The competition takes entrepreneurs through practical training that covers idea generation and idea-to-concept development, making use of the Business Model Canvas, and executing a well-planned and delivered business pitch.

Final Event Date: 30 November 2023

The “Pitch Your Business” Competition journey

  • 22 March – 14 April: The “Pitch Your Business” competition began with a registration process which introduced us to 201 entrepreneurs.
  • 20 April – 5 May: The participants began with their online training sessions which covered idea generation and idea-to-concept development.
  • 21 May – 15 June: The participants submitted their business ideas which were presented using the template learned through the training; the evaluation process was completed and 30 individuals were selected to proceed.
  • 6 – 31 July: The 30 participants completed their Business Model Canvas training, after which they then prepared video presentations of their business ideas using the Business Model Canvas template and submitted them by the 31st of July. The top 20 was selected.
  • 1 Sept – 13 Oct: The top 20 completed their online training focused on executing a business pitch. Business pitch videos were submitted (following guidelines) and the top 10 participants were chosen by October 13th.
  • 30 Nov: The Business Pitch finale event was held on November 30th at North West University Vanderbijlpark, where the top 10 finalists presented their pitches online. Winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) were announced.

Event: Dignity Packs Handover

Date: 23 November 2023

I Am Youth donates dignity packs to Empower

The young people at Empower often find themselves unable to afford items such as toothbrushes, soaps, sanitary pads, etc. This interferes with their studies and often leads to the ladies not being able to complete their courses. I Am Youth donated 150 dignity packs which included these much-needed items:

  • I Am Youth donated 150 dignity pack to Empower.
  • Each student received a dignity pack that will last them a few months.
  • The dignity packs were delivered on 23 November 2023 at the Empower training and skills development.

Event: Youth Development and Counselling Workshops

School:Vezulwazi Primary School
Date: 13 October 2023

I Am Youth together with Child Protection Hotline facilitated a Youth development and Counselling talk at Vezulwazi Primary School. The talk was directed at Grades 4-7 and was done by Danie from Child Protection Hotline along with Dr Moratwe Masima, who is a finalist in the Miss World South Africa 2023.

Danie’s talk was primarily about the issues that the kids might be experiencing at home that influence their behaviour and emotions at school. He also covered the following issues:

  • Bullying
  • Being neglected by a parent or guardian
  • The importance of talking to someone

We were later joined by Miss World Finalist Dr Moratwe Masima who spoke with the young girls about believing that you can succeed in spite of the odds.

  • Number of learners: +-30
  • Age: 12-14 years
  • Duration: 2 hours

Youth Development and Counselling Workshops

School: La Montagne Primary School
Date: 21 September 2023

I Am Youth together with Child Protection Hotline facilitated a Youth development and Counselling talk at La Montagne Primary School in Pretoria. The talk was directed at Grade 7’s and was inducted by Danie from Child Protection Hotline, who was assisted by Dayna Roland.

Danie covered the following issues:

  • Living with an abusive or sexually inappropriate adult
  • Being neglected by a parent at home
  • The changes that occur for both boys and girls at puberty
  • Avoiding pornography
  • The importance of setting boundaries

La Montagne Primary School is a school that aims to promote the holistic development of the learner with confidence and integrity. Their efforts are geared towards providing a safe, caring and happy environment which is conducive to teaching and learning.

Event: Youth Development and Counselling Workshop
Date: 10 August 2023

I Am Youth was invited by Eleos to come and facilitate a youth development and counselling workshop at their afterschool program centre. The workshop was inducted by Dayna Roland from Child Protection Hotline. Dayna spoke on the following topics:

  • Peer pressure
  • Moral values
  • Teenage drinking
  • Drug use
  • Gambling

Eleos is a non-profit organization that prides itself in having Christian values and beliefs. Eleos strives to bring love and compassion to the community of Pretoria West and to address their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Helping Improve the Literacy of Young People

School: Vezulwazi Primary School
Date: 02 November 2022

I Am Youth and Radio Pulpit donated 112 books to Vezulwazi Primary School. These books are focused on assisting learners with Maths, Science and Technology for grades 4-7. On the 28th of September 2022 the books were delivered to Vezulwazi Primary School.

Furthermore, a workshop was given to the teachers on the 12th October 2022 that trained them on how to use the books effectively. On the 2nd of November we visited the school to do an official handover of the books at Vezulwazi Primary School.

Vezulwazi Primary School is a primary level education centre located in Zithobeni, Bronkhorstspruit. The school provides quality education to children in the Zithobeni township and surrounding communities. They also have a segment of the school that caters for children with learning barriers.

I Am Youth Empowers Young People by Donating Concept Dictionaries

School: LIV Lanseria Ithuteng After School
Date: 20 May 2022

I Am Youth and Radio Pulpit, moved by this irrefutable problem, have donated 265 copies of bilingual concept dictionaries to LIV Lanseria Ithuteng After School. The bilingual concept dictionaries take the complicated concepts and terms in subjects and explains them in a language that is native to the learners.

Ithuteng After School is an after school care programme that assists learners beyond the capabilities and capacity of the local government schools. The learners all come from disadvantaged communities. They come to Ithuteng After School to receive help with their homework, assignments, and studies from a team of volunteers.

I Am Youth Speaks on Anxiety and Depression

School: Westcol College Randfontein
Date: 20th & 27th January 2022

The Westcol College Randfontein orientation day is an annual event that takes place over the course of two days, it is primarily held to welcome new students to the school. The event aims to inspire and affirm the students, pray for them, educate them on issues they may face such as anxiety, depression or HIV/AIDS.

I Am Youth was requested to assist with a speaker who would educate the students on anxiety and depression and the effects that it might have on their studies and relationships. Dany Vambili did a talk to an audience of roughly 700 student that addressed the following questions:

  • What is anxiety and depression?
  • What are the causes?
  • If I have anxiety or depression, am I bewitched or is it a medical issue?
  • How can anxiety and depression affect my studies and relationships?
  • How do I know if I have it?
  • Where can I get help?

Enabling Young People To Improve Their Computer Literacy

School: Ubuhle Christian School
Date: 27 October 2022

I Am Youth and Radio Pulpit donated a total of 15 laptops to Ubuhle Christian School. These laptops have been used to establish a computer centre for the learners at Ubuhle to receive computer literacy classes. On the 27th of October we visited the school to do an official handover of laptops and to view the computer centre at Ubuhle Primary School.

Donation of Bilingual Concept Dictionaries

School: Ubuhle Christian School
Date: 13th – 14th October 2021

I Am Youth, together with Radio Pulpit donated 240 books to Ubuhle Christian School. Each learner received 2 copies of the Maths and Science books, the learners were in grade 4-7.

These bilingual concept dictionaries take the complicated concepts and terms in subjects such as Maths, Science and Technology and explain them in both English and a language that the learner(s) speaks at home or are most familiar with such as isiZulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans, and others. The hope and expectation is that these books will help make it easier for primary and high school learners to understand their school work and therefore improve the suffering pass rate in the country.

  • On the 13th October the books were delivered to Ubuhle Christian School and training was given to the teachers on how to use the books effectively.
  • On the 14th October we visited the school to do an official handover of the books to the teachers and learners.

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