Project Description

NOKENG

River

Nokeng Is design to assist teenagers- aged 13 – 18- who are faced with daily challenges of  poverty, low health care and weak support systems – into adulthood.

The program seeks to nurture and develop young people into productive and responsible adults. Its primary focused is to alleviate the challenges that are currently faced by teenagers’ in Lehae by providing a series of daily workshops which are balanced between education, counselling, skills development and life skills.

  • Nokeng will serve Orphans and Vulnerable Children residing in Oliphantsfontien, Johannesburg.
  • Due to the high rate of HIV/AIDS-related deaths in the area many of these children are the heads of their households or cared for by their elderly grandparents.
  • Nokeng Provides hearty and nutritious meals to the children each weekday.
  • We also provide them with a safe place to do their home work or partake in cultural and sporting extra murals.
  • We also facilitate the referral process for any additional services needed such as counseling, health care and upskilling programs.

We aim to improve the following:

  • Communication skills
  • Group work skills
  • Listening skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Dealing with adversity
  • Presentation skills
  • Self-Understanding and acceptance
  • Growth in self-image
  • Interpersonal skills

OUR MISSION

To eradicate hunger in Orphaned and Vulnerable children of the community.

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OBJECTIVES

Provide hearty and nutritious meals Be safe haven for the after school care of Orphans and Vulnerable children Facilitate referrals of additional services needed

Career development

  • Career Assessment
  • Career Guidance
  • Career exhibition

To set up career development platforms, this will allow the youth to employ critical thinking and reasoning in choosing a career and ensuring that they connect with their careers in the early stage of their lives.

Career Assessments will be done in April  2015

Career Guidance will be done on the ongoing basis.

Career Exhibition will be done in September 2015 were all educational institutions, government departments and cooperate companies  will be exhibiting schools programs, job   opportunities, scholarships and bursaries .

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  • Community Outreach
  • Cleaning campaigns
  • Safety promotion
  • Crime prevention
  • Health awareness campaign

Nokeng  community outreach will be hosted to instigate the importance of citizenship amongst the young participants. At least 1 community outreach will be done per quarter where participants will be expected to initiate, plan and execute with the support from Nokeng Personnel. This will be an outcomes-based task.

Networking excursions

Network and Partnership excursions will be arranged to improve participants’ interpersonal abilities, as well as the ability to socialize with youth from other organizations who offer youth focused program. At least once a month  change leaders will embark on the network and partnership excursion were they will meet with local, provincial and national youth structures, youth movements and organizations.

Leadership workshops

Nokeng Leadership workshops are hosted to expose the young participants to real-life career preparation. By bringing inspirational individuals to motivate them not only to follow and act on their dreams; but also how to practically achieve them .  At least 1 Leadership workshop will be hosted per quarter. Each workshop will be on a different subject matter, specific to an industry and hosted by an accomplished business person.