The Development Sector 2020

– by Onyi Nwaneri, Senior Executive Afrika Tikkun Afrika Tikkun is an NGO that is passionate about developing young people together with likeminded partners, through innovative and enterprising ways, to impact the economy of South Africa. Non-profits play a key role in filling the gaps of government shortfalls with regard to social services for citizens.


Bright Leader Awoken – Brutus Maake

Many give up once they fail. Not Brutus Maake. After failing Grade 9 in 2017, Brutus saw this as an opportunity to seek help. He heard about Afrika Tikkun from friends and decided to visit the centre and find out more. A a week later Brutus enrolled in the CYD programme. Two years into the


Is corporate citizenship the answer to youth unemployment?

According to the UN, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 – 24 years across the world, which accounts for 16% of the global population. They are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality jobs and greater labour market inequalities. In addition, it is young


The Young Winners of Afrika Tikkun’s Annual Spelling Bee

On Saturday, 26 October 2019 Afrika Tikkun hosed an annual academic competition – a Spelling Bee aimed at young people in their Child and Youth Development (CYD) programme aged seven to eighteen.   Amongst other interventions, the event serves to inspire learning and improve literacy. CEO of Afrika Tikkun Services, Onyi Nwaneri says, “Literacy is


Encouraging literacy spells a future of success for SA youth

During the month of October, Afrika Tikkun hosts two annual academic competitions aimed at young people in their Child and Youth Development (CYD) programme aged seven to eighteen. Amongst other interventions, these two particular events inspire learning and improves literacy by providing young people with a positive goal to work towards and a forum in


Hair, beauty graduates demonstrate skills

Cape Town – Thirteen girls from the Cape Flats graduated through the Afrika Tikkun strategic empowerment programme aimed at training disadvantaged youth for job and business opportunities. These girls, who graduated in hair and beauty, showcased the quality of their skills at a promotion at McQueens Salon in Sea Point on Tuesday. This project is


Day of the Girl Child 2019

Taking boys into account this International Day of the Girl Child The world celebrates International Day of the Girl Child annually on 11 October. It aims to acknowledge the needs and challenges of girls around the world whilst also promoting empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. But with all the focus around the


Violence is everyone’s problem

– Marc Lubner, CEO Afrika Tikkun The 2nd of October marks the International Day of Non-Violence. The occasion is intended to share the message of non-violence through education and public awareness, thereby encouraging a culture of peace, tolerance and understanding. Fairly recently, South Africa experienced a harrowing week of events that sent shockwaves around the


Farming for a Greener Future

On 2 September, Afrika Tikkun’s Wings of Life Diepsloot centre and PlantNation led a greening programme with a group of young people eager to incorporate environmental protection and sustainable solutions into youth development. The teams discussed the importance of farming and planting, including the contribution trees make to air quality and clean climate. The group


Radial Path Partners With African Charity Supporting Young People

Radial Path today announces a partnership with Afrika Tikkun, a South African NGO working to reduce poverty in South African townships. Radial Path, which otherwise specialises in tech and telecommunications, is donating time and resources to the charity, helping its marketing department drive campaigns, spread awareness, and increase donations to invest in South Africa’s next