National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has started a campaign called Young
Mind Unwind, to help share ideas on how to keep young people active and
empowered during the three weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown period.
campaign further seeks to encourage young people to research on their field of
interest and be knowledgeable about the world of business. To adhere to the
President’s call to stay indoors in order to try to flatten the curve and curb
the spread of the Corona Virus, we are urging young people to use this
opportunity to up-skill themselves and learn more about entrepreneurship.
NYDA will use its social media pages to share information and ideas on how to
stay informed and empowered. The team has created posters that are requesting
inputs and recommendations from the public, as well as our staff members; on
business related articles, books, videos and podcasts. All the recommendations
will be consolidated and shared on our platforms. This is also to create a
platform wherein young people can be open-minded and share their views and help
build one another.
the Agency has also created a feature called Biz Alive, which profiles young
people with businesses in order to raise awareness on their products and
services. We have requested that they share information on who they are, what
they do and how potential clients can get hold of them.
NYDA has a following of over 420 000 followers on Facebook, and more than 120
000 on Twitter, 80 000+ active website users/visitors as of 29 February 2020. Our
platforms will be used to create exposure for young entrepreneurs.
hope that these activities can change the attitudes of young people and have a
positive impact on their lives and help grow South Africa, together.