Raising funds to help youth

2019-06-25 06:00

The 790 Youth Rec Club from Hout Bay is on a mission to raise R100 000 for youth development.

The club’s chairperson Roscoe Jacobs says June month is the month South Africa focuses on the youth but not enough is being done to prevent them from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime.

In the Western Cape, hundreds of young people are killed due to gang violence and drug abuse.

“Time for rhetoric is over and as the youth we need to play an active role in turning things around, this is why I am trying to raise R100 000 for the 790 Youth Rec Club,” he says.

The club runs various programmes to help the youth in the area as well as the surrounding areas. The club has hosted career expos, after-school support programmes, holiday programmes and sport support programmes. Learners who have participated in these programmes are currently studying at institutions of higher learning and those who are still in these programmes do well in school.

“Drugs is a business and to fight this social ill we must have funds to support youth development programmes to deter youth from doing drugs. To continue the programme funds are needed and because of this a decision was taken to raise funds on the BackaBuddy platform,” he says.

To date, only R15 970 of the R100 00 has been raised and they still need more help to reach their target.

“The 790 Youth Rec Club appeals to citizens of South Africa to support our campaign, in so doing helping us reduce the chances of youth becoming victims or perpetrators of crime and drugs in our beautiful land,” says Jacobs.

V To donate visit https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/help-youth-development.

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