Youth Facilitator Project

There are many orphans and vulnerable children in schools who are not receiving the assistance they need with food, school uniforms, advocacy and getting social grants. places youth facilitators in schools in to care for the orphans and vulnerable children by running Hope Clubs.  There are presently 9 schools with youth leaders.  


Youth Facilitators work with the children in their schools on a daily basis, counseling, advocating in police stations, social services, etc. and running activities after school (including Hope Clubs and sports activities) to give them role models who could support and care for them.

These youth facilitators were chosen by the schools as youth who are excellent role models in their communities. They receive a small stipend each month from to support their families and are assisting the School Based Support Teams to identify, support and advocate for children in the schools. 

All the youth who were involved are dedicated to their work and participate in regular training. They also work in our camps in July and December, so that they can gain valuable experience counseling children. 

Every day the youth facilitators do what they do best in the schools, which is providing support and input into the children’s lives. The Hope Clubs are held weekly in the schools. (A Hope Club is a group of youth or children  coming together to support one another in their difficulties and to do other activities such as drama, music, discussions, debate, poems, cultural dance, games, etc. in the schools.)  These clubs are facilitated by the youth facilitators together with the kids.  They make decisions about programmes together so that there is maximum child participation.


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Youth Facilitator Team 2021


From 2011 until 2014, placed 20 youth in 10 schools as youth facilitators to work with orphans and vulnerable children.  These youth, all between the ages of 20 and 28 years, have been trained as counselors and offer support to the thousands of children in our Mpumalanga Schools. 

Between the 7 leaders in 9 schools, the YF assist thousands of children in their schools.  If you would like to support one of them in 2021, please assist us with our goal of raising funds to support them. You can contact through the email on the home page if you are interested in supporting one or more of these young people.

Youth Facilitators 2012

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The young mothers camps will take place at Ekukhanyeni on the 27th of December 2022. Mothers come with their babies and they are given life lessons.


The team will be starting their end year Camps on the 27th of November 2022. The first camp will be the young mother's camp, where young

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