“Ikhono Foundation to Power Youth Engagement in KwaMashu on Fatherhood & Absent Fathers.”
29 July 2019, Durban – Young men & youth of KwaMashu and across all corners of Durban will be empowered through an interactive and informative seminar called “Vuka Nsizwa”, a programme designed to help alleviate the negative outcomes of absent fathers and fatherlessness in society. The event is targeted at males from the ages of 18 years and upwards; and will be held at the KwaMashu Community Hall (G Section) on the 31st July 2019 from 8am.
The programme will be divided into sessions that will touch on topics such as:
- Understanding Fatherhood & the Purpose of a Father
- Impact of Fatherlessness and absent fathers
- Unemployment & Stress
- Entrepreneurship, Skills Development, Education and the 4th Industrial Revolution’
- Health & Wellness
This initiative is the brainchild of Mr. Chris Faya who is a passionate community worker that has a flair for social activism and who is a champion of socio-economic empowerment where young men and youth are concerned.
“Vuka Nsizwa” (directly translated: young man, wake up!) came to life when challenges such as the rise of young people partaking in criminal activities, the degenerating societies as a result of absent fathers, young boys losing their sense of respect, dignity & moral compass as a result of not having a father figure present, the rampant rise of child-headed homes; and the emotional and psychological effects of growing up without a father were identified.
Ikhono Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing support and intervention mechanisms that seek to empower women and youth in areas of education, skills development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy with a key focus on rural areas; has identified this programme as an opportunity to invest in as young men & boys form part of the youth category.
“While there are many interventions for young girls & women across the board, and with the many social ills that continue to affect our youth and societies, men and young boys are not exempt; that is why Ikhono Foundation decided to jump on the bandwagon and power up this amazing initiative through our expertise and limited resources to help execute this programme”; said Phumzile Majola who is the Projects Coordinator for Ikhono Foundation.
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