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Stepping Stones International(SSI),a non-governmental,non-profit organization working with orphaned and vulnerable youth ages 12-18+,their families and communities, has experienced an inspiring growth in both quality of programming and attendance since its establishment in 2006.The programme offers leadership,life-skills,psychosocial support and community mobilization and advocacy to over 207 participants and their families in Kgatleng District.SSI has reached an additional 3000 students in 8 districts through the Kgato Life Skills and Peer Education Programme.

Y Care: Through the generous support of Y Care Charitable Trust since 2008, SSI has invested in a range of quality programming, includingcommunity development, art and drama expression, caregiver support training on issues of teenage pregnancy, child abuse and land grabbing from orphaned youth, income generating initiatives, sports and wellness activities and nutrition education.Y Care’s donations over the years have helped to ensure that sustainable support is available for orphaned and vulnerable youth in Botswana who require these services the most.

Y Care’s 2013 Support of SSI’s Nourished and Nurtured – Today and Beyond Programme

Stepping Stones International’s participants are capable of rising above their current circumstances to achieve a brighter future.Y Care’s investment in the community has made a profound impact on the growth of Botswana’s youth through SSI’s nutrition programme.

Y Care: Through the generous support of Y Care Charitable Trust since 2008, SSI has invested in a range of quality programming, including
community development, art and drama expression, caregiver support training on issues of teenage pregnancy, child abuse and
land grabbing from orphaned youth, income generating initiatives, sports and wellness activities and nutrition education.
Y Care’s donations over the years have helped to ensure that sustainable support is available for orphaned andvulnerable youth in Botswana who require these services the most.

Y Care has supported the youth in learning about balanced meal planning and in gaining a nutritional knowledge base that guides vulnerable
youth and their families. Thanks to improved nutritional support, youth who were severely malnourished or undernourished have attained a healthy
body weight and are able to focus on education, personal development and goal-setting.

“Stepping Stones has changed my life. I wouldn’t be in Limkokwing University, studying Sound Engineering and pursuing my opera singing without them.” -Tshepang ‘Luckymore’ Kwapa, Winner, My African Dream.

Stepping Stones International Achievements

  • Over 90% Of school dropouts return to school
  • 7 Youth achieved scholarships
  • 95 SSI graduates attained employment or internships
  • 512 Peer educators trained in 8 districts
  • 68 HIV positive teens managing own teen club to overcome stigma, peer pressure and badolescent issues
  • 98% Of abused youth relocated to safer homes
  • 120 Aunties and Uncles trained as community mobilisers to support their neighbours and refer to social services
  • 93,523 Community members served through national outreach programme

Y Care: Through the generous support of Y Care Charitable Trust since 2008, SSI has invested in a range of quality programming, including community development, art and drama expression, caregiver support training on issues of teenage pregnancy, child abuse and land grabbing from orphaned youth, income generating initiatives, sports and wellness activities and nutrition education.Y Care’s donations over the years have helped to ensure that sustainable support is available for orphaned and vulnerable youth in Botswana who require these services the most.

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