REBONE — Around 300 young people gathered at the Rebone Community Hall in Steilloop on Friday 14 June for the first annual Youth Day celebrations and career expo hosted by the Steilloop Youth Empowerment Non-Profit Organisation (SYE-NPO).
The Expo targeted young people in the Rebone area.
The chairperson of the SYE-NPO, Tebogo Madibana, said one of their objectives is to do everything in their power to fight poverty. They also want to be a source of inspiration for all young people coming from impoverishing households by serving them with love, dignity, respect and improve their lives in the spirit of teaching humanity and solidarity.
We want to help the youth in our community and surrounding villages, who have skills and academic background, to do something with their potential instead of sitting at home every day. If you do nothing, poverty is your destiny,” said Madibana.
Topics discussed ranged from health, career and motivational talks, alcohol and substance abuse awareness and unemployment predicaments. Local artists also showcased their various talents.
Madibana said they will be joining the Baltimore Circuit Grade 12 Summer Camp. He also added that when the schools open, they are going to go to the schools to assist Matric learners with online applications for higher education.
Other stakeholders who supported the Expo are the Department of Social Development, SAPS and other local church leaders.
Contact Tebogo Madibana at 076 7565 8869 for more information.