Youth em­power the youth

The New Age (Gauteng) - - NORTH WEST NEWS - CHARLOTE HLANGWANE char­loteh@the­newage.co.za

A GROUP of young peo­ple have stepped up to help in em­pow­er­ing the youth across the prov­ince.

The Bloyta Moral Re­gen­er­a­tion cam­paign’s Gape Mo­janaga said the youthowned en­ter­prise would de­liver a se­ries of ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes to up­skill younger peo­ple.

He said the team would host a se­ries of four in­ter­ac­tive di­a­logues and each will have a topic of its own based on the four pil­lars of moral re­gen­er­a­tion: so­cial, cul­tural, moral and spir­i­tual.

“The In­ter­ac­tive Dia­logue project is a flag­ship ed­u­ca­tional pro­gramme of Bloyta aimed at em­pow­er­ing the youth with public speak­ing, re­search, and self­de­vel­op­ment skills,” Ma­janaga said.

Ma­janaga said there was a great need in com­mu­ni­ties for moral re­gen­er­a­tion and restora­tive jus­tice. Bloyta Moral Re­gen­er­a­tion is a youth-owned en­ter­prise in the busi­ness of em­pow­er­ing the youth through self de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes and has a so­lu­tion-ori­en­tated ap­proach to trans­for­ma­tion.

It has part­nered with the Klerks­dorp Mu­seum to cre­ate a plat­form for dis­cus­sion and in­ter­ac­tive dia­logue that will al­low the peo­ple who are present to de­lib­er­ate on is­sues of con­cern to the gen­eral public as well as learn, grow and be­come ac­tive re­flec­tions of the change they want to see.

“This is an ini­tia­tive of the youth for the com­mu­nity at large. Ideally, the di­a­logues should be ac­ces­si­ble on me­dia plat­forms such as ra­dio and tele­vi­sion for those who can­not make it to the talks in per­son.

“How­ever, we need a spon­sor to make this pos­si­ble,” the move­ment said.

The group of young peo­ple said it was im­por­tant for the youth across the prov­ince to at­tend so they are able to ed­u­cate each other about is­sues fac­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

“We call on both the public and the pri­vate sec­tor to make it pos­si­ble for peo­ple out­side of Klerks­dorp/Mat­losana to at­tend and help us make the ini­tia­tive a suc­cess and reach as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble,” Ma­janaga said. The team be­lieves that the hunger for knowl­edge feeds growth, but one needs to be will­ing to learn.

“And as you grow, you learn about your­self and your sur­round­ings so you can be­come an ac­tive re­flec­tion of the change you want to see.”

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