Friday 19 January 2018

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SANZAF realises that poverty can be alleviated through a focus on knowledge and skills training. this leads to economic prosperity and quality of life for the beneficiary. The SANZAF Education Empowerment and Development (SEED) Programme is a means for SANZAF to shift its focus from basic welfare to a development and empowerment approach. SEED is a means of creating a brighterfuture, transforming the lives of children and youth. The Fund recognises that education is multi-faceted and requires a dynamic approach, from early childhood, to high school and tertiary level, as well as providing opportunities for post graduate research

Empowering young minds

Sanzaf Port Elizabeth hosted a youth workshop for female students on Women’s Day (9 August) at the St. Thomas Auditorium.

SANZAF partnered with the SA National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA), National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and Counselling Psychologist Basheera Isaacs to educate the young women about various topics including:

  • Tools to identify substance abuse
  • Self-improvement
  • Exploring and developing emotional intelligence
  • Detection and resolution
  • Exposing youth to what support structures are in place relating to youth entrepreneurship.
  • Tools to make a contribution to their families and their local community
  • Personal growth
  • Leadership development and the identification of one’s own leadership qualities

The aim of the workshop was to afford young women the opportunity to interact with women who have made a major contribution to society.

It was also a networking opportunity for those who have achieved much or have climbed the proverbial ladder of success in a particular community or broader society in their own right. The opportunity enables local young women an opportunity to broaden their outlook on life and encouraged them to aim for more and to achieve more.  

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The guest speakers who delivered motivational and inspirational talks to the young women included: Nadia Naledi Pandor (Minister of Science and Technology), Jasmine Khan (author and journalist), Zureena Goolam (SANCA), Camilla Watkins (NYDA) and Isaacs.

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