Nkayi youths train on active citizenship

Nkayi youths train on active citizenship
Published: 18 August 2018 (267 Views)
Youths from Nkayi District Wards 22 and 29 attended a two-day camp at Entokozweni Safari Resort. The youth camp is a component of Habakkuk Trust's advocacy initiative aimed at strengthening youth involvement in the mainstream of society.

The youth received training on advocacy, human rights, Constitution, resource tracking and youth participation in decision making processes. The outdoor setting enhanced participation as youth were able to engage in a more relaxed atmosphere. The youth highlighted the relevance of the content stating that as rural youth they felt marginalised when it comes to governance and development issues.

"We have been covered with a two in one blanket as rural youth and now that blanket has been removed, by Habakkuk Trust," Butholezwe Ngwenya.


"We greatly appreciate the knowledge that we received at the camp. As we go back to our areas, we will share the information with other young people so that we collectively influence decisions in our Wards."
The youths exhibited high levels of enthusiasm and preparedness to be advocates for youth inclusion in development in their communities.
The youths lamented lack of access to land and their exclusion from decision making structures.

Precious Dube from Ward 22 proposed that youth should create sub-committees that will feed into Village Development Structures so as to amplify the voices of young people in decision making platforms. "We can identify active youth who will form a youth sub-committee to work with the village development committees and the ward committees so that the interests of the youths can be included in development planning," She said.

Apart from the formal training sessions, participants engaged in team building exercises under the guidance of Mr. Zibusiso Netha, a professional swimming and life coach. Team building activities promoted peaceful coexistence and further emphasised participation and non-discrimination. Inclusion of youth with disabilities ensured that their voices are well captured in the intervention by Habakkuk Trust

- Byo24News

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