Our mission

“To facilitate and implement integrated youth development programmes through collaboration with strategic partners for the benefit of young people in Southern Africa”

Celebrating 85 Years Of Southern African Association of Youth Clubs


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Southern African Association of Youth Clubs (SAAYC) implements a comprehensive Ictage Programme (computer  programme) aimed at giving young people skills to use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Years in Existence

Trained young people

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Our Approach to Youth Development

SAAYC has in its program design, form and practice sought to view young people as active participants in their own development and not just passive recipients. In translating Integrated Youth Development, understood and packaged as its own approach, SAAYC seeks to:

  • Allow young people to determine the intervention and the results
  • Facilitate the changing of an environment
  • Influence positive thinking of the young person
  • Assist and support young people to challenge the odds
  • Provide opportunities to young people so that they stay on track
Our Partners



SAAYC’s Youth Organization Development Pathway