Youth Development - Khanya
Khanya is a mentorship program designed for high school learners with academic potential to achieve but who might have challenging living situations that are prohibiting them from succeeding to their full capacity. The program is focused on learners from previously disadvantaged areas in and around Plettenberg Bay.
Our aim is to challenge the unemployment that plagues our youth. Khanya wishes to empower and motivate these young people with emotional support and life skills training to pursue their goals with ease. We strive to bridge the gap of inequality, giving learners the opportunity to grow, explore and succeed when pursuing their chosen career.
The afterschool program is facilitated by a qualified and professional mentor who will provide online life skills sessions, career guidance and support with tertiary applications, to Grade 11 and Grade 12 learners from Murray High School and Plettenberg Bay Secondary School.
The program includes volunteering at other Non-Profit Organisations in the area to give their time as a way of teaching them to rise above their circumstances and to become empowered, through compassion and understanding of others’ circumstances.