YFC Mpumalanga is one of the branches of Youth for Christ South Africa. Our local
branch focuses on the following projects:
OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAMS
As a service provider for the Department Of Health And Social Services, we facilitate
workshops for disadvantaged youth, providing them with life skills to make informed
health choices and live productive lives. The topics we cover include: Health Management,
Money Management, Job Application, and interviews, Time Management, Team Building,
Communication, Leadership, Self-esteem and Conflict Resolution. Together with Swaziland
and Mozambique, we have a Team of passionate young people to minister to schools,
churches and at community events.
Options Care is a gender empowerment programme that provides counselling and support
for young women and their families experiencing a crisis pregnancy. Gender empowerment
will also be included in the topics for the in and out of school youth programmes.
Teen pregnancy and the life and personal implications that go with it, have become
a challenge in Mpumalanga. As a ministry, we need to reach out to these young women
in the communities. One leg of this projects is to establish teen pregnancy support
groups in the schools we are active in. We also set up a support structure and referral
system for them to get the help they need within their communities. We have trained
counsellors to provide counselling in the case of crises pregnancy for those young
women who seek help.
ORPHANS AND VULNERANLE CHILDREN
Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) face harder struggles than their peers to be
absorbed into society and become contributing members of the South African economy.
Their circumstances separate them from their peers in that they lack basic resources,
including uniforms, school fees and often, food.This brings about feelings of hopelessness
for the future, low self worth, depression and despondency, which could result in
high risk behaviour.
In conjunction with the schools, we set up a referral system for identified OVC and
provide help as we can to relieve immediate needs. Apart from that, we also do workshops
to minister to them in groups and assist them to make healthy and positive choices
in their lives. As an outreach programme, we are in the process to establish a long
term program to provide life skill training and Christian values to Children in Distress
in the Masoyi area.
We have a passion for their future!
Help us to assist them to live a HIV free life, say NO to drugs and alcohol, reach
their potential and become leaders in our society!
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