YISS (Youth Impact and Sustainable Solutions) a new innovative Youth Hub at the Crystal Secondary School and doing wonders for the Youth in Hanover Park, also acknowledge the value and importance of the older people in the community, look after their wellness and have made them the beneficiaries of the programme.
We Can Change Our World facilitate collaboration between corporates and NGP’s/Projects and connect funding and support to empower people and communities. We also “tell the good stories” to encourage everyone to get involved—for the GREATER GOOD!!
We Can Change Our World approached Shoprite’s CSI Manager, Wendy Van Rensburg for help and Shoprite very generously and kindly made available a gift card to cover catering and a gift for each old person. The shopping was done at Shoprite, Hanover Park, where Shereen Manual, the manager was very helpful.
Tamsyn Pinn, the Public Relations Manager at Shoprite attended the event, provided branding & joined the fun.
This generous donation enabled each guest to have a starter , , a big plate of delicious chicken and various salads, buttered bread, Juice on the tables. For desert, there was ice-cream and fruit. A delicious meal!
Various entertainment, music, dancing and speeches kept people laughing, chatting & happy. The highlight of the event was when Youth from YISS were presented with diplomas, prizes and gifts for their achievements at the HUB and parents acknowledged and thanked YISS for transforming their children into “new” people with hope, dreams, a passion to succeed and skills development to start their own little businesses and to support their families and communities
Please see our picture gallery to experience the fun had by all
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF HPYDH and YISS:
The Hanover Park Youth Development Hub (HPYDH), under the auspices and control of YISS, has been established in the backdrop of the following realities and challenges:
• 70% of the youth are either unemployed,
• involved with drugs and substance abuse,
• crime and gangsterism,
• teenage pregnancies (some in order to claim financial benefit - SASSA child grant),
• imprisoned or school drop outs (no matric)
• Elderly programmes, look after the wellness of the elderly and main beneficiaries of YISS
These issues amongst others, have left the youth with no hope, ambitions or career plans, resulting in them becoming disillusioned and losing their self-respect and self-worth resulting that all responsibilities falls on the elderly. The elderly look after the grandchildren and spend all their SASSA grant money in the household.
The model for the HPYDH is hands-on and the projects are interactive, with participants being exposed to overall business and skills development, entrepreneurial development, employment readiness preparation, career guidance, sports, life skills, home visits and opportunities designed to give insight to these candidates when making career and employment choices. The elderly are the main beneficiaries in all the projects rendered by YISS.
Program for the Valentine’s Day
Catering for 120 elderlies in the Hanover Park Youth Hub
Date: 28 February 2017
1. Lunch and valentines gift
2. Guest speaker – Topic are Love, care and support
Who is YISS?
The non-profit organisation YISS situated in Hanover Park at Crystal Secondary School, has been created in the backdrop of the following realities and challenges in the disadvantage communities i.e. 70% of the youth are either unemployed, involved with drugs and substance abuse, crime and Gangsterism, youth released from Secure Care Centres, teenage pregnancies (some in order to claim SASSA child Grant), imprisoned or school drop outs (no matric), having no hope or any ambitions or career plans, resulting in them becoming disillusioned, losing their self-respect and self-worth.
We understand the realities that our young people are facing in our crime-ridden communities and therefore provide them with constructive alternatives towards building crime-free and responsible lives. We have been actively involved with youth development in high gangsterism and crime ridden environments for the past 3 years, thus we are highly equipped through our experiences and lessons learned to impact your youth in a successful and sustainable way.
The model is hands-on and the projects are interactive, with participants being exposed to overall business, technical training and skills development, entrepreneurial development, employment readiness preparation, career guidance, sports, life skills, home visits and opportunities designed to give insight to these candidates when making career and employment choices.
The primary objective is to empower the youth using this model, in order to drive job creation, enterprise development, skills and personal development creation strategy with these disadvantaged youth groups. This is being pursued together with the support and assistance of the community workers.
To change the mind-set, put food their table and that crime is not the only option on the Cape Flats in order to survive or to reach their goals.
Services and Programmes 2017
Age- 14 -35years
- NPO training, coaching, mentorship and after -care program- over 35years
- Disability Projects- – youth and over 35 years
- Job Readiness Training
- Waterless Car Wash
- Wood fire-oven Bakeries and Hospitality Training
- Career Guidance including High Schools
- School Drop Outs Program/Projects
- Grills and Chills fast foods (DTI project involving 5 youth)
- Hairdressing & Beauty Training Centre – youth and over 35 years
- Beautification of Used Tyres
- Gardening Project
- Youth released from Secure Care Centres Projects
- Basic Business skills includes Business Plan/Profile, Marketing, managing a Budget
- Entrepreneurial Development
- Co-operative training and registration
- Health and safety in a workplace
- Learner’s Driver’s License classes- code 8 – youth and over 35 years
- Recycling and Waste Management projects – Used Tyre Project
- Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety, HACCP Systems Training for co-operatives
- Coaching, mentoring and after care- includes home visits
- Life Skills-compulsory - Trauma Counselling, Anger Management, Rape & HIV/AIDS Dialogue
- Drug and Gangsterism awareness
Support Enterprise Development at grass-roots level
Please let us know if you would like to visit the projects at Chrystal Secondary School, Hanover Park:
Naomi Stemmert: 079 5664448
Lucretia Philander: 072 5923901
Cheryl Harper 082 4657983
If you would like to support the projects, please contact:
Cheryl Harper : Cheryl@wecanchange.co.za or 082 4657983
The Bank Account details are:
Name of account: Youth Impact and Sustainable Solutions
Account number: 072927577