Frequently Asked Questions

What does SAAYC do?

ANSWER: We facilitate and implement integrated youth development programmes through collaboration with strategic partners for the benefit of young people in Southern Africa. We are a A cornerstone for youth development focusing on pioneering:

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Social Entrepreneurship
  3. ICT
  4. Life Skills

Our Vision; “Young people living their dreams”

Our Credo; “A driving Force for young pioneering spirit”

How do I contact SAAYC?

ANSWER:Through info@saayc.co.za for general enquiries and you will be directed to the specific department and or contact person in your area/location.

WhatsApp (no calls) on 0812610942

Tele call in 0116745405 (Head Office)

Website: www.saayc.co.za

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Where is SAAYC located?

ANSWER: We are accessible nationally through our Programmes Provincial Co-ordinators and we have 4 youth centres (located at Phefeni Soweto, Orange Farm, Etwatwa, Makeneng QwaQwa)                                 

What is SAAYC overarching practices?

ANSWER: The Values that SAAYC subscribes to are: Youth Centredness, Accountability, Quality Services, Integrity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Social Entrepreneurship
  3. ICT
  4. Life Skills

Our Vision; “Young people living their dreams”

Our Credo; “A driving Force for young pioneering spirit”

What are SAAYC Pillars to support our strategy?

ANSWER: SAAYC Strategic Pillars outline what the organization must do to accomplish its mission and evaluate our performance through them and assists SAAYC remain relevant and competitive. Our pillars are (Sustainability, Uniqueness, Young People, Operations, Staff and Manpower)

What is Our Strategy in leading South Africa’s Youth?

ANSWER: Our strategic plan is aimed at providing a guide, defining a clear “direction” –and encouraging flexibility and innovation as frontrunners in youth leadership development and pioneers of youth work professionalization in South Africa. We aim to extend our influence to be ‘thought leaders’ in youth matters in contemporary South Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. The plan seeks to drive a strong focus to our work in the form of five youth-impact objectives, driven by well researched needs and priorities. It reminds us to be steadfast in our focus and historical commitment to helping the youth in our communities to access programmatic interventions geared towards developing their skills to be better leaders, thus responsible community members and drivers of innovation and positive changes for our communities. The plan also seeks to strengthen our commitment to partners, key stakeholders, and other organizations with a focus on youth, especially those in vulnerable communities and rural settings, and most importantly to our donors.

How does SAAYC approach youth development?

ANSWER: Centre based Projects: Through a progressive approach of packaged programmes that assist an integrated development of young people in Life skills, Leadership, Technical, Problem Solving. Youth Clubs: Managing effective Clubs/Organisations, Life Skills, leadership, Technical, Social Entrepreneurship

 

Who are SAAYC target beneficiaries?

ANSWER: We work with youth clubs and organisations of any focus or purpose throughout South Africa. Our primary age group is 14-24 Years, and the secondary age group is 18 to 35 Years

 

How do I register to SAAYC Offerings and Programmes?

ANSWER: Through a registration application system accessible on our website saayc.co.za or by contacting us on info@saayc.co.za, or 011 (674 – 5405)

 

What the categories for registration?

ANSWER: We have 3 two registration categories to access our key delivery of capacitating organisations works through organised groups.

  1. Youth Clubs/Organisations: Register as an organisation for organisational development pathway.
  2. Yung people: individuals register for one-off events that will take place during the strategy roll-out programmes e.g., Hackathon and Leadership seminar.
  3. Centre Programmes: At the centre level, participants will register as individuals and be taken through the centre learning path.
What are Centre beneficiaries programme offerings?

ANSWER:

Teen Pathway at Centres: Life skills (10days, 30min per session), Leadership (10days, 30min per session), Creative Problem-solving Clubhouse and DSG (daily)

Youth Pathway at Centres: Life skills, Leadership, ICTage (7months, 2hrs per session R1500)

What are Clubs programme offerings?

ANSWER: Running an effective youth club, Life-skills, Leadership, ICTage, Social Entrepreneurship

Are your programs free?

ANSWER: All programmes are free except for the Youth ICTage programme which is R1500

 

What are the benefits of participating in Centre programs?

ANSWER: Connection with peers, Creative avenues of learning, Role modelling, Structured social activity, Community building.

 

Can I enrol remotely given Covid-19 regulation and protocols?

ANSWER: Yes, only for the ICTage introductory modules with the practical modules requiring physical attendance with Covid-19 protocols observed extensively.

 

Do we accept people with disabilities?

ANSWER: Our facilities are not yet disability user-friendly, we are working on that. However, we are willing to manually assist disabled into our programmes, in so far as is comfortable for them.

 

What does SAAYC do?

ANSWER: We facilitate and implement integrated youth development programmes through collaboration with strategic partners for the benefit of young people in Southern Africa. We are a A cornerstone for youth development focusing on pioneering:

  1. Leadership Development
  2. Social Entrepreneurship
  3. ICT
  4. Life Skills

Our Vision; “Young people living their dreams”

Our Credo; “A driving Force for young pioneering spirit”