Mpumalanga Youth Council Organisation (MYCO) founded in 2010 by a group of young men and women & became registered non-profit youth organisation in 2015with a registration number 151-672 NPO and the organisation was set up to offer unique services to the youth which is focus on development of youth in social education, health, environment, hunger, life skill empowerment, art culture, sport & recreation with community-building. Since its inception the society carried out many welfare relief’s, development, only to given their voluntary services without expecting any monitory benefits with the only vision of bringing the society to the hopeless, deprived and weaker sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed, colour and religion.
Vision, Mission, Values & Background
At MYCO, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop a dynamic and engaging environment where young people can realise their aspirations and play a part in making South Africa an endearing home for all.
To develop our youths to be discerning, resilient and active citizens.
Our key thrusts to support youths:
Is to be a leading, creative, innovative and world class youth development
Supporting youths to make a positive difference to the community
Building rugged & resilient youths for the future
Enabling youths in fulfilling their aspirations.
MYCO was formed specifically to:
Identify what youth need in order to achieve successful participation in postsecondary education and training, civic engagement, meaningful employment, and adult life; and
Prioritize and address significant issues of national scale that have an impact on the development of appropriate policies and the provision of effective secondary education and transition services for all youth.
South Africa Youth Power
Change is our Motivation!
Youth is our Weapon!
Unity our Shield!
A culture of responsibility for self and others
Collaboration and peer-to-peer support
Commitment to impact through democratic processes
Integrity and openness
MYCO’s main objectives are
To create an environment where youth can develop their confidence, self-esteem and improve their social skills;
To become aware of the importance of establishing a safe, welcoming shelter environment for orphanage especial children & women;
To raise awareness in understanding and knowledge of HIV/AIDS and improve reproductive health especial the preventing of sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS and to create awareness on other chronic diseases for the healthy society;
To improve Grade results and Matric outcomes for school going children with a view to facilitating better opportunities post matric;
To equip teachers, learners and parents with intervention programmes that will further develop their competency and performance in these curriculums for Grades R – 12 in South Africa.
To become familiar with frameworks for looking at the needs/stages of change of children accessing the services of shelters.
To offer shelter to the orphanage who are in crises, moral or social danger or who have no place to go to make them self-reliant on the road to economic empowerment. The basic attempt is to help regain their self-confidence, face their predicament and come out it, skill based training or educational, vocational training based on their aptitude is given to them;
Create awareness on environment protection sustainable as agriculture in community;
Provide a safe, positive, fun after-school environment within a community relationships where every child has the opportunity to excel, grow, be productive and succeed & continuing support to victims and survivors.
South African youth face many obstacles that perpetuate disadvantage. Most township schools produce learners whose academic performance is below grade level. Poor matric results and low awareness of post-school opportunities lead to high numbers of unemployed youth. Most learners in township schools do not receive the skills development opportunities afforded their more privileged counterparts in the suburbs, including computer literacy and extra-mural activities. In addition to the difficulties that living in poverty and receiving a sub-standard education brings, many township youth are infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.