Celebrate Youth Day
Youth Day in South Africa is celebrated on June 16. It is a significant date in South African history, commemorating the Soweto Uprisings which occurred in Johannesburg in 1976.
It’s important to look back and remember where we came from, but we must look to the future because the future belongs to our youth. Our mission at Salesian Institute Youth Projects is to inspire, empower and create opportunities for youth, especially those at risk. The Salesian Institute Youth Projects (SIYP) prioritizes the development of young people. We nourish their hopes through intensive life skills training, provide technical training and then support them in finding employment. In the past year, we have supported over 2,400 youth. We train youth for the hospitality, maritime, sewing, computer & bricklaying industries.
A child/youth can never have too many people to love them. Let’s celebrate our youth. Show them we care and support them. Do something special for a young person today or anytime during the month of June.
Words of support and encouragement really matter. Let’s remind our youth that the way to fulfill their dreams is to passionately pursue them, that life is all about their future and not their past, that they are incredibly special human beings and have amazing skills and abilities.
There are many ways to support our youth. Many of our projects need support and yours would be greatly appreciated. Please help in any way you can.
We are also preparing for Mandela Day July 18, a very important day where we are all reminded we can do something to make the world a better place for all.
It’s a 67 minutes call to action, to give back. We would like your help to come visit our youth or take them to your place of work for the 67 minutes so they can have the opportunity to learn about the world of work and to encourage them to follow their dreams.
Stay posted over the coming weeks for ways on you can help the youth at Salesian Youth Projects for Mandela Day.