2018-07-13 06:00



In the spirit of trying to capacitate the community of Umzimkhulu on opportunities caused by tourism and the importance of growing tourism within this rural populated municipality in Harry Gwala District, an awareness campaign throughout the zones of Umzimkhulu was conducted. Through these awareness campaigns, the communities of Umzimkhulu were requested to profile significant places in their respective villages, in order to provoke interest from potential role players. The municipality has since realised the fact that Umzimkhulu has more than 10 places of interest to be profiled and that these areas are potential economical boosters.


About 23 young people from different wards have been identified and are currently being trained by Umzimkhulu Development Services (UDS). They are being trained as Peer Educators and are taught to conduct dialogues, debates, drama, role play, storytelling and more. The role of these future leaders is to reduce teenage pregnancy, promote male medical circumcisions, and promote sport and health education. They are placed in schools of wards 5,6,7,8,14,21,22 and 9. They are also placed in some clinics.


At a small scale, Umzimkhulu Municipality has given birth to a Youth Workshop whereby at least two young people per ward will be brought together in order to engage with different stakeholders. Each stakeholder is also invited on board with the view to present their programmes and projects. This camp is meant for the people to robustly engage and further capacitate youth programmes and projects. Until we meet again.


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