Afrika Tikkun Development Programmes
In order to provide services and interventions that support young people from Cradle to Career, Afrika Tikkun has three core programmes, each focused on the specific developmental and age-appropriate needs of children and youth. These are:
Early Childhood Development:
Each of our centres 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 Programme is an after-school programme for children and youth from Grade 1 to Grade 12, and provides a series of activities that enhance the young person.
Career Development Programme:
The Career Development Programme 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 19-29yrs
The Alumni Programme
Anyone who has been part of Afrika Tikkun at any time qualifies to join the Alumni Programme. It’s a way of making sure that no-one falls through the cracks. Alums are able to connect and engage with each other at regular events, and the organisation is able to develop a better sense of the needs and value expectations of our young people. Through its platforms of communication and engagement alums can network with, support and continue to grow together toward economic empowerment.
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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 programme 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 programmes are augmented by cross-cutting Support Services, which include: