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Supporting Sustainable, Solution-Centric Youth Development Is Crucial to Ensuring the Future of South Africa

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The running effective youth club training comesas a response to a needs analysis or assessment survey that was recently conducted by theprovincial coordinators and center managers across the country. The main purpose of the assessments was to influence our training intervention and to amplify our program relevance to each organization.


SAAYC unequivocally celebrated the outstanding
women in ICT during South Africa’s Women’s Month. Despite facing countless social, cultural, and structural obstacles, these exceptional women have demonstrated astounding fortitude and perseverance in their pursuit of their passions and careers in the industry.

Be part of helping sustain a unique legacy that contributes to the creation of a just society.

The Southern African Association of Youth Clubs (SAAYC) is a registered youth development organisation that facilitates and implements integrated youth development programmes through collaboration with strategic partners for the benefit of young people in Southern Africa. 

SAAYC serves as a cornerstone for youth development across South and Southern Africa by driving positive change aimed empowering young people to make a difference in their community.

This is done by working 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. We assist youth organisations and youth leaders through camps, skills development, mentorship and more.

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 young people in Southern Africa.



Young people living their dreams


A driving force young pioneering spirit


SAAYC provides training, mentorship and programme support to youth organisations, youth leaders, individuals, young professionals and youth workers.
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