Youth Development Khanya Project
Khanya is a mentorship program designed for high school students with potential but who might have difficult living situations that are prohibiting them from succeeding to their full capabilities. The program is focused on students that come from previously disadvantaged areas in and around Plettenberg Bay.
We are hoping to challenge the unemployment that plagues our youth. Khanya wishes to empower and motivate these young people with emotional support and life skills training to pursue their goals with ease. We are trying to bridge the gap that comes from a lack of resources, life skills and give them influential role models.
The program will run after school where a mentor will be working with 10 grade 11 mentees from Murray High School and Plettenberg Bay Secondary School. The small groups will assure proper one on one assistance.
With possible support from the community, the program will include outings to other Non-Profit Organisations in the area as a way of teaching them compassion and understanding of others’ circumstances. They will also be assisted with possible University or Technicon opportunities where these applications will be done with them to assure successful submissions.
Overall, these mentees will receive help with the following:
- emotional and academic support
- skills development training
- help with future work/university application challenges
- life skills training
- provide counselling where needed, give them the opportunity to express themselves and be heard
- provide opportunities for growth and development