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The NYDA has adopted the following 8 Key Performance Areas as part of its strategy:
|1. Economic Participation
Aimed at enhancing the participation of young people in the economy through targeted and integrated programmes. The NYDA will support both for-profit businesses as well as social enterprises that promote job placement, self employment and income generating activities.
|2. Education and Skills Development
Aimed at promoting access to quality education and skills to both in-school and out of school youth through 2nd chance interventions for school drop-outs and School to Work programmes.
|3. Effective and Efficient Operations
The NYDA aims to set efficient and effective management processes that will ensure that resources are managed optimally. This will be done through effective financial management process, risk management, legal, improved business processes and the development of controls.
|4. Information Services and Communications
Aimed at providing young people with information about various opportunities aimed at improving their living conditions.Through this area of work, the NYDA will also be able to provide information and career guidance services to young people.
|5. National Youth Service
Aimed at providing young people with meaningful and accredited skills and activities that benefit their communities through national service and patriotism.
|6. Policy, Lobby and Advocacy
Aimed at creating platforms and other social dialogue forums to engage the state, civil society and other social partners for purpose of mainstreaming youth development.
|7. Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Aimed at generating a body of research, knowledge and best practice in the youth development sector. It will inform various ways through which government, business and other social partners can contribute towards youth development.
|8. Social Cohesion
Aimed at engaging young people in activities that build their social capital, networks and strengthen the relationships that bind people and communities together. These activities will propel young people to reach their personal goals and develop their full capacity. Furthermore, young people will be aware of themselves and their rights and responsibilities.