Are you passionate about Development? Do you care about what happens in our local communities and the international arena? Do you dream of a world without poverty, inequality and injustice? Are you interested in connecting with like-minded people to help make a difference? Are you interested in shaping policies? As global citizens, you have the right to engage in and shape the debate on how the world should be, thereby making the world a better place.
Build Awareness and Support amongst the public of the opportunities that lie before us as individuals, a nation and as a global community to transform the world we live in over the next few years.
Some youth regularly use drugs or alcohol to compensate for anxiety, depression or lack of positive social skills.
It’s true that being a young person can be stressful and there can be a lot of pressure to fit in and it can be hard to just be yourself. Peer pressure is all around and it can be difficult to say no to bad habits. Turning to drugs and alcohol is detrimental to life. 1000 young people under age of 15 are admitted to hospital each year with acute poisoning. All need treatment but some die. Alcohol can affect all aspects of one’s life.
Knife crime and bullying have become more common in youth society today. Self-defence is not a reasonable excuse for carrying a knife. Young people feel the need to carry knives because of various reasons; a feeling of safety, peer pressure – in order to fit in, gang culture, to look tough and show off, for misguided respect.
Unfortunately, it’s difficult to stop the supply of knives. There are far reaching consequences for everyone involved; loved one’s lost forever, prison sentences or community service, reputation lost and stigma for life.
Domestic violence is destructive for both the battered and batterer. It’s tendency to be passed down over generations makes it all the more important that we develop effective methods for combating abusive behaviour.
We carry out grass root campaigns to raise awareness of the vice in the community and engage in advocacy with law enforcement and local departments of social services.
There are far too many teenagers who have little or no direction and are involved with the wrong crowds. They struggle with the build-up of emotion, anger and aggression – with no outlet. Young people are most likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol than adults.
We advocate alternative avenues or activities for youth to engage in. one of them is boxing; it’s a non-violent sport and it teaches discipline, gives one self-esteem and a sense of achievement. Most importantly, it teaches risk and that all actions have risk attached to them. When they join such a program, they would be supervised in a safe environment.