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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Youth Club with a different outlook...

Just like any other country in the world, Africa has the same problem, - to keep children occupied after school and during holidays. We all know that idle hands are very often found doing evil things, and so it is that this Youth Club came to be. After seeing many young girls fall pregnant and many young boys turning to drugs, gangs and crimes, Lerato chose to start a Youth Club with the view to help each other.

During school semesters the group gets together to help each other with schoolwork. Older children are appointed as caretakers and mentors of younger children. They also take the initiative to the streets, - they do clean-up operations in their area over weekends.

Some of the young ones have asked Lerato to start doing exercises in the morning and so the fitness-club of the activities started.

In order to keep the creative juices flowing, the Club participates in drama classes, poetry, drawings and modeling classes. During the modeling some participate as designers and some are the models. In this way both boys and girls can participate and it helps each child in developing self-confidence.

The Club boasts members of all ages and everyone is welcome. With initiatives like this the youth are realizing that they have to start making deference themselves and should not sit around and wait for someone else to help them.

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