Youth Day 2016 lecture
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In 2016, South Africa marks the 40th anniversary of the June 16 Soweto and other related uprisings. This year’s theme is Youth Moving South Africa Forward! As such, the NYDA invited a keynote speaker, Mr. Victor Nkwalase from Mpumalanga Provincial Government on 15 June 2016. The event took place at Mokombe Youth Centre in Thembisile Hani Local Municipality. Nkwalase was invited to the Youth Day Lecture in order to share his wisdom on the importance of possessing the right skills (in demand) to escape the triple-decker challenges that young people are faced with. The youth is experiencing high rates of unemployment, inequality and poverty. Young people benefited from the wealth of experiential wisdom from the keynote speaker.
 
 
 NYDA participates in the 4th Emalahleni Schools Challenge
 
Sport Wrap Foundation hosted the 4th Emalahleni Schools Challenge at Lynnville Stadium, on the 16th of June 2016 in celebration of Youth month. NYDA supported the event based on the given key performance area of health and wellness. This event is a soccer challenge in which 8 High Schools took part. It is hosted annually, with the purpose to empower young boys and girls who are passionate about the sport. Soccer is the most loved and followed sport within this community. Sport Wrap Foundation also invited National scouts from big teams to come and motivate the youngsters as well as remind them the value of Sports and Education.
 
NYDA reaches out to learners of Elukhanyisweni Secondary School
 
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National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with Thembisile Hani Local municipality hosted a career guidance session at Elukhanyisweni Secondary School. The school is located in Kwa-Mhlanga village, in remote rural area under Thembisile Hani local municipality. Learners from the school come from previously disadvantaged homes and often, many of them are orphans. The aim of the career day was to provide information on different careers, so that young people can make informed career choice about their future. The NYDA also donated sanitary towels to 280 to girl child learners. “Thank you for making a huge impact to the lives of these learners. I’m confident that the absenteeism rate will drop.” said the principal. 
 
 
Department of Health Outreach Programme
 
The Mpumalanga government took government services to the people of Emalahleni. The Provincial Department of Health launched “Operation Phakamelimpilo-Improving access to PHC Services” on the 16 October 2015. Many government departments and agencies were invited, including National Youth Development Agency, to promote overall good health and wellness. The Department of Health provided basic health care services to the people of Emalahleni whilst the NYDA conducted one on one consultations on NYDA product and services with the young people.