SAAYC Free State Centre is situated in the Eastern parts of the Free State Province, about 70km away from Harrismith.
The centre has been operating since 1999 covering the whole Tshiame Township, close to Harrismith.
SAAYC Free State is presently running a Youth Resource Centre at Makeneng village in Qwa Qwa (about 15km from Phuthaditjhaba) at the premises of Thabatsoeu Tribal Authority. The centre is basically located around Maluti a Phofung Municipality in Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality and the Drakensberg Range Mountains.
- Youth Workers and Youth Leaders who need to be capacitated on relevant leadership skills.
- Children – between the ages of 7 to 14 years, mostly residing at Makeneng village and other neighbouring villages.
- Youth – from the age 15 to 18 years (in and out of school).
- Young adults – from 19 to 26 years.
This programme caters for young people between the ages of 18 to 26 yrs. It is a two month programme which mostly concentrates on developing basic computer skills.
- To build skills of young people, to be able to address the challenges of unemployment.
- To equip young people with soft skills that will contribute to ensuring quality of life.
- To increase development, relationships and decision-making.
Having interacted with schools and learners, SAAYC saw a need for a programme that supports learners and schools. SAAYC believes in education as an integrated process of child and youth development. However, the foundation of life-long learning and education is in primary schools. If kids are taught educational discipline at a tender age, they grow up being educationally conscious, disciplined and display positive attitudes in whatever they put their minds into.
This programme caters targets young people – between the ages of 7 to 14 and 18 to 26 years who have started with their primary education and higher primary education.
- To promote the culture of reading among young people.
- To encourage young people to share with each other stories they have read.
- To equip young people with basic computer skills.
- To stimulate mental development of the youth.
This programme caters for young people in both primary and secondary schools and concentrates on offering basic schooling content.
The contents of the programme are:
Breakthrough programme is the education and skills development programme that provides an opportunity for young people to take charge of their lives. The programme is youth centred and gender sensitive throughout. It is also based on the needs of the community.
- Computer Literacy
- Life Skills
- Sports and Recreation
- Community Services
- Environmental Education
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORT
- To have an active affiliate membership that participates in activities initiated by SAAYC and the community in an attempt to address Young people issues in South Africa;
- To grow membership of SAAYC to 300 paid youth groups members within the next three years (2012);
- To create self-sufficient club members who will access information, and communication effectively on young people matters.
- Primary target: young people between the ages of 14 and 24.
- Secondary target: any one from 25 to 35 years, and younger than 14, with limited programmes.
- Youth clubs, school clubs, faith based clubs, sports clubs
- These are activities that take part during our holiday programme.
- This programme caters for all age groups and depends on activities planned during the period.
This programme gives young people a platform to share information and to deliberate further on the issues that affect them in their own communities and social lives in general, and come up with possible solutions. We encourage young people to participate in their own development, and be responsive towards community initiatives.
- This programme caters for young people who are between the ages of 14 – 26.
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