Mpumalanga Youth Council Organization was founded and registered as a non-profit Community Based Organization in Embalenhle, South Africa in 2015. It was established with a mandate to help and support disadvantaged children, sustain livelihoods and human rights for the most vulnerable, school dropouts, abandoned or simply living in acute poverty and are frequently affected by the ravages of HIV/AIDS.
The Main Purpose of the Organisation:
It is to help children & youth from disadvantaged families, street-kids, school dropouts, abandoned & child headed families that are the most vulnerable children. It is our belief that the support of orphanages to provide care where destitute children can be nurtured and given sound Christian principles and a decent education should be our concern as citizens.
MYCO Operational Activities:
The children at the Centre, are provided a daily cooked meal, academic support with homework daily and twice monthly on Saturdays plus extra mural activities such as painting and sporting activities, with children & youth within the community.
With the after-school programs the children will be supervised by trained professionals providing daily structured programs and activities from Monday – Saturday from 07h00 to 17h00.
Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most.
•To have successful Child & Youth In Centres in Embalenhle and Badplass providing physical and psycho social support to orphaned and vulnerable children and youth.
•To stress the importance of education and promote literacy.
•To assist these children & youth to gain a vision for their futures and motivate them to go back to school.
•To maintain the maximum level of comfort, function and health for the aged, disabled and terminally ill.
•To empower and equip local community members, to take care of orphaned and vulnerable children and the sick in their community.
At Mpumalanga Youth Council Organization Child & Youth Centre we provide:
• Supervised after school program.
• Provision of school stationary and school uniforms.
• The children are fed cooked meals daily.
• Clothing is donated and distributed.
• Personal Hygiene items are distributed.
• Children are transported to hospital and clinics when necessary.
• Organised Sport activities and events are implemented
• Arts and crafts lessons
• Board games and movies.
• Annual Christmas Party
• Referrals to Department of Social Services.
• To assess the children’s needs and challenges.
Youth Centres Impact of Service
The children and youth benefit daily by having a place to attend that takes care of their physical, social and emotional needs.
• Cooked meals
• After School Service
• Life skills
• Recreation hobbies
• Material assistance
• Food parcels for child headed families
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