23rdNov

Child and Youth Development Awards

Excellence Award goes to Sisters

Our young people are a wealth of creativity and intelligence. They are leaders and powerful individuals who have the capacity to confront and overcome challenges and therefore they should be celebrated.

Cate Masetla was voted in by CYD young people as the best facilitator in their department for 2018. Since 2014, Cate has been running Grade 12 study camps at the centre to ensure that young people get the opportunity to study. Since that year the Centre has enjoyed a 100% pass rate.

The Chauke sisters Advocate (15), Mandy (11), and Fusion (9) have walked a rocky road to excellence. Coming from a difficult background the young women show courage and determination. Mandy and Fusion both started in ECD, and Advocate soon followed them to Afrika Tikkun after facing challenges at school. To them, Afrika Tikkun is a place to become everything they can be, without fear.

“When I came to Afrika Tikkun I was shy until my facilitator said to me that this is a place to make mistakes and learn, from that day I was never afraid of taking part in anything,” said Advocate. Advocate and Fusion both received Awards of Excellence at the CYD Awards.

Mabel strives to be the best that she can be

Mabel Sekgantsho, was honoured as the most improved facilitator in CYD at the CYD Awards in Alex.

“When my name was called up the stage, I shivered and felt blessed at the same time. I softly uttered, “thank you, Lord”. Above all, I am thankful to the management that had so much trust and faith in me. This was team work and together we have made it.”

Orange Farm’s Tikkun Spirit Award Lindiwe Zondo

Lindiwe Zondo runs New Covenant Development Centre for children with and without disabilities. She loves helping children living with disabilities and children who are not doing anything at home; and gives tirelessly of herself to raise awareness about people living with disabilities.

Mfuleni’s Tikkun Spirit Award George Tsamaesi

George Tsamaesi is a passionate football coach in the community of Mfuleni. He is well-known for encouraging the players to work hard and to never give up on their dreams.

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