Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!

by Afrika Tikkun
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!
Afrika Tikkun's Future Leaders!

On behalf of our 20,000+ beneficiaries, Afrika Tikkun would like to thank you for your investment in the future of our youth. Because of generous investments from people like you, our young people have been able to pursue their dreams of becoming 'future leaders'. One of our ‘future leaders’ is Emeraude, who at age 17, is working hard to become a leader in the Tech industry just like his icon and Google co-founder, Larry Page. Your contribution has enabled Afrika Tikkun to provide Emeraude and many young people like him to access quality education and resources that they need to become productive citizens.  

Click HERE to watch Emeraude’s video.

Afrika Tikkun centers are in the five South African township communities (Alexandra, Braamfontein, Diepsloot, Mfuleni and Orange Farm), that are under-resourced and often lack the necessary opportunities for young people to reach their full potential. With the youth unemployment rate averaging at 51.14% between 2013 and 2016, young people remain the largest cohort of job-seekers in South Africa, making them the most vulnerable and more prone to participating in crime, drugs, prostitution and violent protests etc. Afrika Tikkun’s unique Cradle-to-Career development model enables our 550+ employees to deliver services addressing holistic educational, medical and economic needs of marginalized youth from early infancy through adulthood. Our centers provide a safe space where young people are inspired to nurture imagination, cultivate knowledge, and grow in to tomorrow’s leaders.

We thank you for believing in our holistic model and with your ongoing support, we hope to extend our holistic services to more young people like Emeraude, enabling them to become ‘future leaders’.

 

 

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Lebogang, a 15-year old confident and strong young women, lives with her two brothers and unemployed grandparents on the dusty streets of Orange Farm Township (low-income community area) of South Africa. She joined Afrika Tikkun’s Child Youth and Development Program when she was only 11 years old. Since then, Lebogang has worked hard to become a leader in her community.

Along with her studies, Lebogang has been involved in Afrika Tikkun’s Young Urban Women Program, that empowers and mobilizes young girls to take action against gender based violence and women’s rights violation.  At a very young age, with the help of Afrika Tikkun’s facilitators, Lebogang has emerged as a human rights advocate in her community. She has led group debates and dialogues on issues of sexual reproductive health and gender based violence.

She is now in grade 10 and is the chairperson of the Student Representative Council at her school and a Peer Educator. She recently represented Afrika Tikkun in the dialogue that was hosted by LoveLife (a youth focused HIV/AIDS prevention initiative in South Africa), addressing the issues faced by young vulnerable women in disadvantaged communities. In addition to becoming an agent of positive change in her community, Lebogang wants to study medicine and become an ophthalmologist. At an early age she had an eye surgery and  is thankful to those who helped her. She now wants to help others obtain sight too. If you would like to learn more about her future plans, please click HERE to see her LinkedIn profile or click HERE to watch her video.    

Your support has enabled young people like Lebogang to become 'Future Leaders' and beacons of hope for their communities. We thank you for making it possible for us to empower disadvantaged young people through our holistic Cradle to Career Development Model. We hope that with your continued support, we will be able to deliver services addressing holistic educational, medical and economic needs of marginalized youth from early infancy through adulthood, inspiring and enabling them to become productive citizens and leaders of positive change.

Thank you for investing in our ‘Future Leaders’!

Warm regards,

Mehdeen Sehgal

 

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Hazel started her journey with Afrika Tikkun 7 years ago in Afrika Tikkun’s Young Urban Women Program – a program dedicated to mobilizing and empowering young girls to take action against gender-based violence and violation of women’s rights.  For Hazel, growing up in a township community and surrounded by poverty was not easy. Despite all the challenges she faces in her community, Hazel has continued to work hard and grow. She believes that Afrika Tikkun provides her with a safe learning environment, enabling her to pursue her dreams and also giving her an opportunity to educate her peers to become agents of positive change in their community.

Hazel, at 17 years of age, wants to become a leader in the media industry and says that Oprah Winfrey is her inspiration. Just like her role model Oprah Winfrey, Hazel wants to use the media platform to help young people realize their potential and become the best version of themselves.

Click HERE to watch a video of Hazel sharing her future plans.

Click HERE to connect with Hazel on LinkedIn and follow her story as she becomes the next Oprah Winfrey.

Afrika Tikkun is extremely proud of Hazel and her accomplishments. Afrika Tikkun’s holistic and comprehensive Cradle-to-Career Development Model works to create opportunities for young people like Hazel, so that they can break the cycle of poverty and pursue their dreams of becoming future leaders. Recently, Hazel got the opportunity to travel with three other students to the US to participate in 2017 Safelite Challenge. During her visit, she and her fellow ‘future leaders’ were exposed to various environments, be that educational, business, media or tourism orientated. Some of the highlights from their visit included learning about the changing landscape of the media from Condé Nast and learning about equity trading from UBS. Additionally, Afrika Tikkun USA, Advisory Board member, Jon Gosier, introduced our ‘future leaders’ to the leaders in the tech industry during the Phily Tech Week 2017. This provided our students with an opportunity to learn about innovation, entrepreneurship, venture capital and new media.   

Hazel also had the opportunity to meet and learn from Steve Collis, CEO of AmerisourceBergen, during 'Today's Youth: Tommorrow's Leaders' event hosted by Steve Collis and his wife, Toni Collis. We are very grateful for having the opportunity to connect Hazel with great role model and leader like Steve Collis and would like to thank Steve and Toni Collis, for supporting the dreams of Hazel and many more young people like her.

Please click HERE to learn more about the event.

On behalf of our 20,000 beneficiaries, we thank you for your generous contribution. We hope that with your continued support, we will be able to help more young people like Hazel to realize their dreams and become future leaders.

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Afrika Tikkun

Location: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania - USA
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Twitter: @AfrikaTikkun
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Ngonzi
New York, New York United States

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