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Youth Leadership Program

INTRODUCTION

The youth in Botswana face challenges that hinder them from achieving their full potential. HIV/AIDS, problems in schools and in society heavily weigh on the youth and hinder them from becoming effective leaders. Y Care believes that the combined efforts of several organisations could achieve more for the youth than when the organisations work alone. Partnership among organisations would also use resources more efficiently.Y Care developed this integrated two-year programme to train 25 youths in ethical leadership and provide them opportunities to mentor their peers.

The Programme began with its first group in July 2006 and has four components with a six month interval per stage. The intervals allow participants to implement what they have learned and experienced in the preceding training.

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide youth with a holistic and ethical approach to leadership
  • To foster in youth the ability to welcome challenges to effectively deal with them and to move beyond the challenge
  • To enable young adults to be tolerant of others with differing views and opinions and to learn to celebrate and appreciate these differences
  • To instill a sense of community, charity and responsibility in youth, enabling them to be of assistance to the vulnerable and those less fortunate
  • To have leadership skills of the future, understanding the challenges faced by orphans and vulnerable children
  • To give youth the opportunity to rise to their potential and become ethical leaders of the future

Four Components

  • Psycho-social support training,(offered by SAPPSI). The holistic psycho-social training provides the youth with skills to effectively address their physical, emotional, social mental and spiritual needs.
  • Life skills using The Journey therapy:The Journey Intensive workshop helps the youth clear emotional blocks which hold them back from experiencing their highest potential. By embarking on conscious personal growth the youth will be better able to define ethical leadership and assume effective leadership roles in their communities.
  • Interaction Leadership Skills training based on ‘appreciative inquiry’ whose underlying assumption is that everyone is a leader. The three day workshop encourages self-understanding and self-mastery.
  • Out-of-Bounds experiential learning camp is the Masiye Camp held in Matopo Hills in Zimbabwe. The youth will be exposed to canoeing, absailing, zipline, rafting, rope bridge of life, and orienteering.

By assisting young people in attaining the knowledge, skills and experience required to effectively participate in community, district and national development programmes, the Programme aims to inculcate healthy lifestyle choices, develop social responsibility and national pride amongst the youth.

The Programme began with its first group in July 2006 and has four components with a six month interval per stage. The intervals allow participants to implement what they have learned and experienced in the preceding training.
The Programme began with its first group in July 2006 and has four components with a six month interval per stage. The intervals allow participants to implement what they have learned and experienced in the preceding training.

About YCARE

YCare started from an inspiring dream to walk across the Makgadikgadi Pans to raise funds for charity. The first Makgadikgadi Pans walk took place in 2003. Read More

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