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The Lucky Point Youth Centre

Our vision turns to reality. On the 8th February 2019 we celebrated the grand opening of our youth centre.

It was a wonderful party, full of fun and happiness. Swiss Ambassador Helene Budliger and Swiss General Consul Andreas Maager. 80 guests joined us in the celebrations. The Marimba kids were playing and the Riel Dancers from Wuppertal (SA) performed traditional dances. There are no words to describe our emotions seeing these kids performing, this positive energy is exactly what we want to see in the future in our centre! From the bottom of our hearts we say thank you to all our friends who supported us for many years and helped turn this vision into reality.

Our vision for the Youth Centre

The overall concept of the youth centre is to create a safe open environment for the young people of Botrivier, enabling them to develop their mental, physical and educational skills for the purpose of presenting them with healthier life choices.

The educational program will operate within the broader Youth Centre framework. The following specific objectives are being pursued:

  • New Art Class – in place.
  • There will be no specific minimum or maximum age group for the children. Although it is not foreseen that adults over 20 years use the facility, we will ensure that the youth of Botrivier will receive any support it requires according to circumstances.
  • To reduce High school dropout figures and to promote and assist academic performance amongst Youth Centre attendees.
  • To improve vocational Higher Educational enrollment and completion.
  • To provide a safe environment for the children and youths after school, where their homework and learning may continue.
  • To encourage and promote co-operation and communication between all ethnic groups and religions.
  • To facilitate a music school to provide children with the opportunity of learning to play musical instruments – in progress.
  • To provide basic gymnasium equipment to assist in promoting good health – in progress.
  • To provide free basic meals for the undernourished and hungry – in place.
  • To provide professional sex education with a view to reducing teenage pregnancy.
  • To provide educational programs to combat AIDS.
  • To promote family values and responsibilities which will include at least a decent monthly meal for the one in need in the local community – in place.

It is envisaged that the activities will take place in conjunction with local community services and particularly with the schools.