Entokozweni

Entokozweni is a non-profit community based organization that renders services of child educational Development (Drop-in-Centre) centre, Youth development centre and basic health services in the community of Mamelodi and its surroundings. It provides psychosocial care and supports to orphan and vulnerable children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, displacement and poverty and young people at risk.

About Us

The centre provides a place where children can have space to actualize themselves and develop their potential to the fullest. This is achieved through providing care and counselling to children, providing academic support, cultural activities, spiritual upliftment, sports activities and skills development programmes like writing skills, computer literacy and others.

The centre also provides programmes for young people in youth development which includes advice and referral, Social programmes, Skills development and entrepreneurship.

About Us

The centre provides a place where children can have space to actualize themselves and develop their potential to the fullest. This is achieved through providing care and counselling to children, providing academic support, cultural activities, spiritual upliftment, sports activities and skills development programmes like writing skills, computer literacy and others.

The centre also provides programmes for young people in youth development which includes advice and referral, Social programmes, Skills development and entrepreneurship.

Child care centre

In the child care centre, the programme is aiming at expanding the current services and establishes a child care centre where children will be accommodated during afternoons and during school holidays. 

Youth Development Centre

The youth development renders critical social services to the aged between 18-35 and operates under 4 pillars which are ;Advice and referral, Social programmes, Skills Development programme and entrepreneurship. The centre also provides academic support programmes to young people who are attending FET institutions and those who are at public schools.  

Computer Centre

The computer centre was established in 2011 for the beneficiaries of the Entokozweni Resource Centre. The purpose of the computer centre is to equip these beneficiaries with computer literacy and to enable them to use the computers in the centre as learning tools.

 

Young Ladies moral regeneration

This programme is aimed at equipping young girls with life skills and to enable them to live morally upright lives as young ladies. This programme assist young women to make right choices in terms of life styles and to assist them to overcome any possibilities of being infected by sexually transmitted diseases..

Baking Skills

Since 2014, Entokozweni Resource Centre has started training young people in baking skills in various pastries and baking products. The centre also provides business training in various areas including budgeting, costing, marketing and developing business concepts.  

What we do

We are based in the community that suffers from substance abuse, crime by youth and unemployment. The cause for this behaviour is due to most of the youth in Mamelodi who dropped out from schools because of finance or lack in the family. Poverty is overwhelming in our informal settlements and in some of the families the conditions have caused most of the young people between ages of 18-35 to try other means of life which becomes detrimental to their development and progress.

The Youth Development Centre exists and endeavors at improving the lives of our young people into sustainable livelihoods and personal and spiritual development. Providing opportunities for skills development, advice and referrals, Entrepreneurship, and possible placement on the jobs will help them realize their worth and change their family situations. Our aim is to alleviate poverty in our communities and develop a better society.

What we do

We are based in the community that suffers from substance abuse, crime by youth and unemployment. The cause for this behaviour is due to most of the youth in Mamelodi who dropped out from schools because of finance or lack in the family. Poverty is overwhelming in our informal settlements and in some of the families the conditions have caused most of the young people between ages of 18-35 to try other means of life which becomes detrimental to their development and progress.

The Youth Development Centre exists and endeavors at improving the lives of our young people into sustainable livelihoods and personal and spiritual development. Providing opportunities for skills development, advice and referrals, Entrepreneurship, and possible placement on the jobs will help them realize their worth and change their family situations. Our aim is to alleviate poverty in our communities and develop a better society.

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