Why YouthBuild

YouthBuild South Africa believes in the goals, dreams, and aspirations of every young South African. They are important, and they are achievable. Our youth do not need to be fixed; they need champions who see them for who they really are, who they can become, and is willing to fight for systemic change. Every young individual has the potential to become a community leader and we believe in giving them the change to reach their full potential.

Why YouthBuild

YouthBuild South Africa believes in the goals, dreams, and aspirations of every young South African. They are important, and they are achievable. Our youth do not need to be fixed; they need champions who see them for who they really are, who they can become, and is willing to fight for systemic change. Every young individual has the potential to become a community leader and we believe in giving them the change to reach their full potential.

How We Work

We put a strong emphasis on collaboration and partnership with the Private Sector, Government and Civil Society Organizations. We are clear that you can’t run a YouthBuild programme without partnerships.

We partner with the private sector to identify placement opportunities and co-fund youth development initiatives. The same with Government, we partner to provide accredited training and opportunities for youth to improve their communities through community service. And, we partner with Civil Society organizations both NGO’s and CBO’s who help run some components of the YouthBuild programme.

We put a strong emphasis in involving the communities and young people in the actual design of our programme. We are always about adapting the model to the local context, culture and values.

Our Core Values

Our mission and strategy are formed by the core values in which we believe. It’s these values that help us drive the empowerment and development of our youth, not just to succeed in a work environment, but to also thrive in their communities.

Love

We respect and value every individual, and we welcome them with open arms and open minds.

Accountability

We speak and act with integrity. We treat ourselves and others with respect.

Collaboration

We work together to achieve common goals, and we contribute to a supportive community.

Diversity

We draw knowledge, strength, and inspiration from the full human community.

Leadership

We draw knowledge, strength, and inspiration from the full human community.

Our Vision and Mission

YouthBuild  South Africa strives to create a world where all young people are seen for their potential, and power to transform themselves and their communities.

With love and respect, we partner with opportunity youth to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership.

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