Youth encouraged to form youth clubs

2015-11-04 06:00
PHOTO: supplied The youth from 14 UMgungundlovu district at the camp.

PHOTO: supplied The youth from 14 UMgungundlovu district at the camp.

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AS part of encouraging the youth to form youth clubs in their communities, youth staff members from the Dambuza Youth Centre hosted a district youth camp.

Fourteen districts from UMgungundlovu were part of the camp at Labri, an area near New Hanover, which took place from 14 to 16 October.

According to Dambuza Youth Centre exhibitor Ntokozo Nzama, this was a platform given to the youth to voice issues that affect them.

“Social ills were issues that topped the list during the discussions,” said Nzama.

More than 47 youth from UMgungundlovu district took part in the camping.

“To make the camp exiting and comfortable, there were lots of activities, and the aim was to encourage youth clubs in communities.

“We want the youth to roll up their sleeves and be more active in activities that build the nation. Youth clubs help in building the well-being of humans. There are people who are more comfortable when matters are discussed in groups. This also helps in sharing, once people share whatever issues, one realises that he or she is not alone. It is personal development and makes that discussions on important matters are being taken seriously,” said Nzama.

Officials from the Department of Social Development identified what needed to be prioritised during the camp sessions.

“There was a session on one day about self-esteem and then Youth Club Day and leadership were discussed. These two segments focused on the emotional well-being and leadership. We are hoping that a lot was learnt during the camp, which was the aim of the event,” he said.

Twelve youths were awarded certificates for performing well at the discussions they were having at the camp. They will also represent the KZN province at the provincial camp that will take place soon. Ten of the awarded youths are from UMgungundlovu district.

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