A Women Led Non-Profit organization which its main focus is Empowering Unemployed and Disadvantaged Youth in townships through educational initiatives.
Young South Africans – aged between 15 to 34 years – constitute a almost a third of the South African population. But where are the voices of the youth themselves?
We at Women In Formation Africa are on a mission to empower the Youth in Townships to contribute to their communities, by creating a platform for them to hone their skills and develop them such that they can be used in the future, while helping them to identify the mechanisms that either help or hinder them as they transition-n into young adulthood.
We want to see the transformation of the inequalities that exist in South Africa’s public schooling system, a drastic reduction in acute poverty, and structural unemployment converted. Through our campaigns, we want to see the shift of the labour market become more youth friendly.
Promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women
Achieving universal primary education
Introducing Technology into township schools
Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger
No More Hunger
COVID-19 has escalated poverty in South Africa. With over 500,000 cumulative active cases as of August 13, 2020, and close to 4,000 new cases on the same day, there is no doubt that the pandemic has exacerbated many of the underlying issues surrounding poverty in the country. Hunger and food insecurity have, in particular, become much more pressing issues.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals outline a vision for a better world for all countries by 2030.
Goal 1 is to “End poverty in all its forms everywhere.”
Poverty entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, including the lack of participation in decision-making.
Our target beneficiaries are:
1. Impoverished families
2. Child-headed homes
3. Children’s homes
4. Township schools
Living a purposeful life ‘on purpose’
Living an enriched, full and meaningful life during and post pandemic: The Power of Acceptance in Turning Pain to Purpose.
Not only are women the hardest hit by this pandemic, they are also the backbone of recovery in communities. Putting women and girls at the centre of economies will fundamentally drive better and more sustainable development outcomes for all, support a speedier recovery of the economy, and ultimately place the world back on a footing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
We have partnered with UN Women in developing a rapid and targeted response to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women and girls and to ensure that the long-term recovery benefits them, focused on five priorities:
1. Mitigation of Gender Based Violence
2. Social protection and economic stimulus packages that serve women and girls
3. People support and equal sharing of care work
4. Women and girls leading and participating in COVID-19 response planning and decision-making
5. Data and coordination mechanisms including gender perspectives
In my mind
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
• Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
• Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
• Family history of mental health problems
Focus point :
Post – Traumatic Stress disorder
Mental Health and Wellness
Positive mental health allows people to:
• Realize their full potential
• Cope with the stresses of life
• Work productively
• Make meaningful contributions to their communities
Ways to maintain positive mental health include:
• Getting professional help if you need it
• Connecting with others
• Staying positive
Media – Communications Manager Campaign In My Mind
Marketing – Brand Manager Campaign Township Tech Academy
Township Tech Academy
We Transform and develop Computer Skills Training by utilizing distant learning methodologies and appropriate curriculum and instructional techniques among youth in townships. With our educational institutions and training centers, It is vital to introduce computers and internet facilities so that township / rural people understand and the usage of technology in learning centers also arouse curiosity and enthusiasm within their mindset.
• Virtual Camp
• Online Tutoring
• Small Group Learning
1. Introduction to 4IR Artificial Intelligence
2. Township Coding
3. Digital Skills Training
4. Cloud Computing
5. Cyber Security
6. End User Computing
7. STEM Programs
Shield of Faith
According to the UN, “There are 1.8 billion people aged 10-24 years old in the world, [making it] the largest youth population ever” Bringing it home, Africa has been proven to have a population comprising of 60% youth, it is therefore imperative that this be the age group that is heavily invested in. Young people face adverse life challenges; from social and academic pressures, family related conflicts and concerns relating to mental health.
Shield of Faith is a faith based Youth Boot camp , an intentional development of the campers’ spiritual journeys, equipping them with the skills necessary to thrive in a harsh, ever changing world. We deem it crucial that we play a part in repairing the intergenerational discord, by inviting parent representatives from various communities to actively participate in the boot camp.
Shield of Faith promises to be a packed weekend with activities including
(but not limited to):
1. Morning Devotions
2. Leadership workshops
3. Team building activities
4. Parent-Teen dialogue
Ground & 1st Floor, Gateway West, Waterfall City, Allandale Road Johannesburg, 2066 Gauteng South Africa