Youth choose change

2015-07-08 06:00
Who said the programme could not proceed without funding? asked Mohau Tsiolo, one of the organisers of the Jeppes youth programme in Club 2000.                            
Photos: 
Boipelo Mere

Who said the programme could not proceed without funding? asked Mohau Tsiolo, one of the organisers of the Jeppes youth programme in Club 2000. Photos: Boipelo Mere

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE youth of Club 2000 in Kimberley have taken it upon themselves to improve their lives in commemoration of the youth of 1976.

Last month on Youth Day, 16 June, three local youth companies – Young Caring Minds, Readiragatsa Development and the Kimberley City Youth Movement – and local artists launched the Jeppes youth programme in the area.

Youth Day was commemo­rated by engaging local youth in sports activities at the Club 2000 Hall.

According to Mohau Tsiolo, one of the organisers, the aim was also to give previously neglected sporting codes, such as netball and indigenous games, attention by encouraging the youth in the area to consider taking up one of these.

Tsiolo said they had come to an agreement to rather work together as youth to empower themselves, instead of each person trying to do it single-handedly.

The tournament was reportedly run without sponsorship – the organisers admitted that they had approached businesses and government at short notice.

Tsiolo said the programme had been made a success by using the whole week ahead of the event to practise.

“Our aim is to change the image of Jeppes (the notorious name used to refer to Club 2000).

“The youth, want to show that we also play a role in changing the image of this park.”

Tsiolo said the park was used as a hideout by criminals who robbed and stabbed community members as it was being underutilised

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

6 myths about male cancer
Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.