We are bringing together the youth from all of our township youth clubs to discuss issues in their communities and talk about effective ways to deal with the challenges in their lives. Last year we are added a careers planning element, where our members can take the time to think about future paths they wish to pursue and brainstorm on the concrete steps that must be taken to reach their goals. We will work with our social workers and the suggestions of our youth members when deciding the topics for the day.
This will be the thirdRainbow Dreams Trust Township Youth Forum and we hope to hold this event every year. Costs involved in staging the forum include:
- Venue hire – we have booked Smuts campground in Glencairn
- Lunch and snacks – youth member’s mothers come together and cook for the event for +- 100 people
- Transport costs – the youth members and their leaders come on the bus from our three locations in Khayelitsha, Imizamo Yethu and Philippi. There may be a forth location in Masimphelele by the time the forun kicks off.
- An inspirational speaker! we are looking for an appropriate person with a background and attitute and a list of accomplishments which can inspire the youth. Ideally this would be a pro bono talk, but if we have available funds we could bring in someone who could really reach and inspire our youth