Youth development is central to what we do

The Afrika Tikkun Cradle-to-Career 360° model has been designed to empower youth from ages 0 to 35. Our programs play a role in their advancement into independent, self-confident, and active community members.

Early Child Development

Child & Youth Development

Youth Accelerator Programme

Career Development Program

Developing our Toddlers to Trailblazers

Early Child Development Program (ECD)

Our ECD program supports the intellectual and social advancement of children between the ages of 2 and 7. Our experienced ECD practitioners combine developmental play therapies, learning activities, appreciation tools, and afterschool care programs to meet the developmental milestones of our youngest children.

Learn more about our ECD extension programs, including Garden-to-Kindergarten, Toy Libraries, Marimba, Persona Dolls, Lego Integration, and Tablet Literacy.

How we impact :

  • Age-appropriate orientation skills

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  • Life skill integration

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  • School readiness

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Developing our Risers to Reapers

Child & Youth Development Program (CYD)

Youth ages 7 to 18 require additional support through the challenges that adolescence brings. After-school programs delivering care and support, career guidance and skills development are designed to improve educational outcomes and prepare our youth for their futures.

Learn more about our CYD Pillars, Saturday School, School Outreach, and Holiday Program.

How we impact :

  • Age-appropriate educational ‘pillars’

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  • Leadership preparation

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  • Career shaping

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Developing Adults to Accelerators

Youth Accelerator Program (YAP)

YAP has been carefully designed to meet the needs of young adults ages 18 to 21, equipping them with the tools to think strategically about their futures and develop clear career goals.

Learn more about our YAP extension programs including Urban Agripreneurship and Technology Transforms Lives.

How we impact :

  • Decision making techniques

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  • Development of workplace ‘soft-skills’

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  • Clear set of career goals

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From Dependent to Independent

Career Development Program (CDP)

CDP work readiness programs build confidence in youth from 21 to 35 years of age. Support structures, access to learnerships and entry-level work experience unlock the doors to an independent, economically empowered life.

How we impact :

  • Career guidance

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  • Job readiness and industry specific specialised training (Retail, Hospitality and ICT)

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  • Entry level job placement and work experience

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  • Learnerships and learning bursaries

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360 degree

360° Social Support Services

Together with our age-appropriate core programming, cross cutting 360° Social Support Services are offered across all programs. These health, social and psychosocial support services ensure that we offer a model that holistically addresses the development needs of a young person.

How we impact :

  • Primary health care

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  • Family support services

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  • Nutrition and food security

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  • Inclusion and empowerment

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Agripreneurship

OUR PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Our Urban Agripreneurship Incubation Project is currently operational in Dieplsloot and Orange Farm in Gauteng. It is intended to improve incomes, increase access to nutritious fresh produce and create decent livelihoods. This initiative will also equip unemployed youth with the skills to launch their own agri-businesses.

Intended Outcomes

  • An increase in the net incomes of Agripreneur graduate

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  • Growth in sustainable and environmentally conscious farming practice

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  • Improved township food systems

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  • Improved township economies

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  • Greater access to nutritious food

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Digitisation

OUR PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Our young people deserve a competitive edge in this digital world.
Let’s prepare them for continuously changing learning and working environments.
The online delivery of programs in our award-winning Cradle to Career 360° model is our primary priority.
This will ensure we’re able to scale up our programs in different communities and reach many more vulnerable young people.

So far, we are proud to say we have:

  • Strengthened IT infrastructure

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  • Transformed our libraries

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  • Purchased 350 tablets

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  • Digitized our internal processes

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No help too insignificant…

Nelson

Mandela

Afrika Tikkun has proven that it has the ability to reach sections of our disadvantaged population at grassroots level. It therefore provides both physical help, as well as giving hope and dignity to the recipients.”

Total SA

Corporate Partner

As one of our CSI focus areas - Youth inclusion and Education - is aligned with Afrika Tikkun's programmes, it remains a privilege to be partnering with a credible and well-reputed non-profit organisation like Afrika Tikkun, dedicated to the reduction of youth unemployment in the country.

Chief Rabbi

Cyril Harris

Recognising the moral imperatives governing human affairs, men and women of goodwill can face up to the challenge of our time and make the caring society a reality. So it was from that idea that the word Tikkun was used to start an initiative that would harness the energies of those committed to building a new South Africa.