Serving as a cornerstone for youth development, SAAYC facilitates and implements integrated youth development programmes through collaboration with strategic partners for the benefit of young people in Southern Africa
A Brief History
SAAYC is a registered non-profit youth organisation, governed by an independent board that is managed
and coordinated by a team of youth practitioners, led by the Executive Director.
The Southern African Association of Youth Clubs (SAAYC) is a registered youth development organisation, governed by an independent board that is managed and coordinated by a team of youth practitioners, led by the Executive Director. SAAYC provides training, mentorship and programme support to youth organisations, youth leaders, individuals, young professionals and youth workers.
Based in South Africa, the organisation has a national footprint, with its head-office in Gauteng (Randburg), and physical youth centres in Gauteng (Soweto, Ekurhuleni Municipality and Orange Farm) and the Free State (Qwa-qwa), with a growing presence into Southern Africa.
SAAYC exists to promote positive transformation of youth in Southern Africa in a manner that facilitates the changing of the socio-economic environment for a better future for society as a whole.
We work closely with local youth organisations and young community leaders to influence positive thinking, provide opportunities to young people, educate the youth when it comes to both social and practical skills; and help young people to help challenge the odds.
By motivating, supporting and inspiring leadership behaviour in young people, SAAYC aims to develop the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow who will pay it forward and help uplift their peers and communities.
To facilitate and implement integrated youth development programmes through collaboration with strategic partners for the benefit of our members and young people in Southern Africa.
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