Baheya's Color Run Challenge
- By: Baheya Najaar
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/baheyas-color-run-challenge
A child that has been living in an orphanage or state care facility is forced to leave at the age 18. Many of these youth are not ready for this transition and end up back on the streets or turn to crime.
This year I have decided to do my bit for South African youth and take on a challenge in aid of an amazing organisation of which I am a board member. I have become a Mamelani Mover and will be taking part in this years Color Run. Not only will I be splashed with color while attempting to run 5km, but I will be doing it for a cause!
It costs R25 000 to put one child through a Mamelani course for a year, together the Mamelani Movers Color Run team would like to secure enough funds to allow 5 youth to be a part of this process. So come on and back me on my color adventure. Together we can make a difference.
About Mamelani Projects Proseed Youth Development Programme:
The programme consists of supporting young people in successfully transitioning out of state care at 18 years of age. Care leavers are said to be one of the most vulnerable groups in society, and without adequate support, after years of care and development, many face poor outcomes in adult life.
Mamelani has developed an approach to working with young people, a process to support them in preparing for and facing life beyond care. The programme runs over 3 years, providing support prior to the transition, as well as continued support after leaving.
Mamelani works with people to increase their sense of agency and ability to improve their own lives. We work with young people coming out of state care through our Youth Development Programme and with women through our Health Education Programme.
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