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Take ordinary people committed to making a difference, and add vision and passion. This creates a recipe for greater things. We believe all things are possible.

Education is the key to success. In developing countries like South Africa, education is the key means of fighting poverty. Through the opportunities that only education can provide, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time. Agape Foundation was formed to help develop our youth by giving them the tools needed to succeed. Our focus is on educational support covering academic support, life skills training, and entrepreneurship development. We provide life skills programmes for individuals, groups and families. We partner with private companies and other community based organization to build and improve the quality of our youth, communities and families. In addition, we seek to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education empowers people to improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries and future generations. Our Eary childhood development centres are the vehicle used to influence children from an early stage.


Agape Youth Foundation is a non profit organization formed by a group of ladies, who have come together with a common purpose: the desire to make a difference for children, youth, communities and families. We target specifically individuals that don't have financial means, and mostly girls & women from less privileged communities. Our aim is to implement programmes which will inspire, educate and encourage our youth and communities to achieve personal excellence, and become resourceful contributors in their communities. Ultimately, successful men and women enable successful families and lead to successful communities.

We believe education is the key to success. Through education and inspiration, we CAN make a difference.

Our Vision is:
 

  • To make South Africa a better place for all.

 

  • To see a greater numbers of skilled, happy and successful young people in communities making a positive contribution to the economy.

 

  • To see our youth develop into functional adults running successful households.


Agape Objectives:

We want to provide skills and assistance to children, youth, women, and communities to empower them to help themselves.

 Our objectives include:

- To Educate, Equip & Empower our Youth with the necessary Life skills, which will create healthy, well balanced adults

- To improve the quality of life and well-being and of children, youth, family and communities
- To provide academic support, business & entrepreurship skills aimed at improving the chances of success
- To provide early childhood educational intervention
- To develop skills and character that will make youth more employable.
- To promote healthy families, and healthy communities

The focus is on educating, encouraging, & equipping our youth so they can achieve success


Why are we doing this?


We live in challenging times. Our youth is confronted with many negative influences at school and home, and they face peer pressure, dysfunctional family conditions, and other social challenges. In South Africa, kids are further challenged by high unemployment, poverty, HIV aids consequences and substance abuse. A large proportion of our nation's youth engage in "high-risk" activities-heavy alcohol, tobacco, or drug use, delinquency, and poor school performance or non-attendance. Many are failing and dropping out of high school and  teenage pregnancy is increasing at an alarming rate.


Our youth may inevitably become a burden to society instead of positive contributors. There is a lack of skills when dealing with family, peer pressure, lack of resources, stress and other challenges. The development of life skills allows youth to cope with their environment by making responsible decisions, having a better understanding of themselves, others, their values, in addition being better able to communicate and get along with others. These skills and attitudes formed during youth carry over into adulthood.

Agape Foundation members:
Sharon Maasdorp, Mpai Thlabanelo, Rindy v Aswegen, Matseleng Mabula, Deonie Groenewaldt, Imade Ayoyyusuf, Vinny Perumal, Glesenda Metlerkamp, Hillary Radebe, Irma Strauss, Naomi Afargan
 

 
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