A heart of Gold – A skills development success

Sisanda left school after failing to pass Grade 12. Leaving school with only a Grade 9 certificate does not usually result in promising future employment prospects. Sisanda, did not let this discourage her. She approached IYDSF to participate in the skills development programme. Sisanda was part of the first cohort completing the skills development programme […]

Kicking the habit, Changing the game

Life Skills Matter At 15 years old, Simphiwe had dropped out of school and was abusing dagga (marijuana) and alcohol. He joined the IYDSF out-of-school sports programme, where he participated in soccer and cricket. Simpiwe attended the programme every day – he loved the 5-aside soccer. In the beginning, he displayed negative behaviour, he was […]

Barefoot Graduate

A path to higher education Siphikhaya is one of 4 siblings, raised in a single-parent household supported by a modest childcare grant. Like the majority of children growing up in Peddie, Siphikhaya and his siblings are up in poverty, with very few positive role models. At the age of 14, a barefoot Siphikhaye, joined an […]