WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY CHILD HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE WORLD. MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN!
The future of South Africa and the world lies in the hope of our youth. They see opportunities where we see challenges; they dare to dream about a different tomorrow. Unfortunately, not all the youth are given the opportunity to be able to make a difference in their communities and our country, and organizations like Afrika Tikkun are geared and focused on supporting & developing these kids from cradle to career. You have the chance to provide these kids with the opportunity to become the best that they can be.
Our Cradle to Career model is our commitment to supporting children from infancy into adulthood and employment to ensure that they become the next generation of productive South African citizens. The model works from the context of family to provide services to children from birth through school and into the world of work. Through cross referrals between programmes, we ensure the holistic development of young people by providing them what they need to emerge as adults who can access the economy.
Afrika Tikkun Development Programs
In order to provide services and interventions that support young people from Cradle to Career, Afrika Tikkun has three core programs, each focused on the specific developmental and age-appropriate needs of children and youth. These are:
Early Childhood Development:
Each of our centers provides a holistic Early Childhood Development programme, which is aimed at pre-school age and includes fully balanced nutrition and skills development.
Child & Youth Development:
The Child and Youth Development Program is an after-school program for children and youth from Grade 1 to Grade 12, and provides a series of activities that enhance the young person.
Career Development Program:
The Career Development Program provides career guidance, job readiness training, job placement and bursaries for further learning. This is targeted at young adults with a matric or equivalent between the ages of 19-35yrs
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Investing in early childhood development ensures the protection and development of the children’s well-being and guarantees peace, security and prosperity for the community as a whole.
CHILD AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Many of our young people live in impoverished communities and struggle to complete their education due to negative factors they experience in their surroundings. Our child and youth development program takes a holistic approach towards changing the environment our beneficiaries are exposed to and facilitates their psychological, physical, emotional, mental and social development and growth.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The National Development Plan identifies unemployed youth as one of nine central challenges, with a statistic of 38% being unemployed. In order to break the cycle of poverty, skills and enterprise development is critical in preparing the youth for career and entrepreneurial opportunities.
In line with Afrika Tikkun’s holistic approach to child and youth development, the core programs are augmented by cross-cutting Support Services, which include: