Masiphumelele Youth Empowerment Project
Masiphumelele Youth Empowerment Project (MYEP) Started in 2013 by Sibabale Silo and Anele Ngqokwe inspired by a social empowerment programme peace Jam SA led ny youth, MYEP is a vibrant youth project that provides inclusive, innovative and sustainable programs improving individuals and the community’s physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. Working in partnership with the community, businesses and government MYEP strives for excellence in meeting the needs of the body, mind and spirit of Masiphumelele’s youth through the provision of supportive recreational, cultural, sporting, art and welfare programs. MYEP promotes a violence free world in which the creative potential of youth is realized and their participation and development is cultivated and matured.
MYEP works under supervision of a structural board and advisory board that has a lot of experience working with youth including Desmond Tutu Youth Center (DTYF), Borderlands (an art and social project incubated by Africa Centre), Freedom House and eMzantsi.?Currently MYEP is being funded by the MAID Foundation to run an after school drama programme across 4 South Peninsula High Schools, as well as providing part of the DTYF after school programme.
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