Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation
Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation IYDSF is a rural youth-led non-governmental, not-for-profit company that uses the power of sport and art to educate, inspire and mobilize at-risk youth in Ngqushwa local municipality, in the Eastern Cape - Peddie. The organization was formed by unemployed graduates in 2015 to give back to their communities and to gain practical workplace skills.
Mainstream youth in all spheres of society. We use our sport and art programme as a vehicle to teach life skills. To promote healthy living among youth, and academic excellence. Our Foundation then assists young people in forging their by helping them access training and employment opportunities. We provide promising students with bursary assistance and ongoing support. To combat crime through integrated, holistic youth development through sport and art.
Empowered, self-reliant youth who initiate and participate in socio-economic development both of self and others trapped in similar socio-economic conditions.
Empower young people so that a dream of a crime free society wherein the youth is safe, employable, academically achieving, healthy and socially connected is realized.
Inspired by our VISION we uphold our VALUES by pushing our MISSION through pursuance of SMART OBJECTIVES to achieving our strategic GOALS.
How we do it
We use sport as a vehicle for learning and youth development for female and male youths. To facilitate holistic youth development, we offer and incorporate life skills and work readiness into our programmes.
- Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
- Personal hygiene
- Sex and sexuality
- Violent extremism
- Drugs and substance abuse
- Gender Based Violence
- Sporting physical activities
- Financial literacy
- Gender equity
Permaculture - inter schools gardening competition
We encourage primary school learners to participate in food gardening - providing for the nutrition needs of the school and surrounding communities. Each year, primary schools in Ngqushwa local municipality are invited to participate in the Inkwenkwezi Youth inter-school food gardening competition. Learners and educators are trained in permaculture and receive a starter pack kit for their food garden. These gardens are maintained by parents and learners.
To prepare young people for the workplace, Inkwenkwezi Youth have partnered with National Youth Development Agency, Harambe and Lulaway job centre to offer graduates and school leavers work readiness programmes and registration onto employment seekers database.
Linking students to higher education funding
One of the primary obstacles to rural youth progressing after completing secondary education, is having the financial resources to follow a higher education learning track. Inkwenkwezi Youth through partnering with SETAs, link beneficiaries to bursary opportunities.