A LEADING AFRICAN YOUTH EMPOWERMENT ORGANISATION
HARNESSING THE WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE
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Over 3000 South African youth have gone through our comprehensive internship programme, learning personal and professional skills, which have assisted them in preparing for the working environment. YHA YOUTH STORIES Read More Building soft, hard and technical skills with theoretical learning SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING Read More Through collaborative partnership with our partners and sponsors, YHA has been privileged to participate in a number of community-based projects YHA PROJECTS READ MORE

YHA YOUTH STORIES

KOKETSO
PHOKO

Koketso Phoko (29) originally from Burgersfort in Limpopo..

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MAGATA KOLA

Magata Kola (30) from Zebediela village in Limpopo and currently based in Johannesburg South, joined..

NTHABISENG MOABELO

Nthabiseng Moabelo (24) originally from Kempton Park and currently based in Parktown..

OLWETHU DAMBUZA

Olwethu Dambuza (27) from Sterkspruit, Eastern Cape joined the YHA internship..

YHA IMPACT

Through collaborative partnership and a dedicated youth-led team

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WHAT WE DO

Health Programs

YHA supports various health programs through placement of youth health workforce to strengthen public health interventions

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

Coupled with the youth work experience is rigourous life skills development program aimed to provide holistic development. This program consists of work-readiness training, monthly development sessions and technical role-specific training

DEMAND CREATION

Demand creation programmes are coupled with community mobilisation and information sessions to address various health issues, HIV and AIDS, TB, COVID-19 etc

FOOD SECURITY

YHA empowers youth through promotion of vegetable farming. YHA uses both organic and smart farming. Youth are developed as agripreneurs while some of the vegetables are donated to needy community members

Entrepreneurship

In response to the lack of job opportunities in Africa, YHA has developed a social entrepreneurship program that allows youth to gain basic entrepreneurship skills through our Bizz Nest where they are given an opportunity to compete for seed money to start their businesses

Research Studies

YHA has been involved in data collection and providing youth research assistants for various research studies. These include research studies in HIV and AIDS, TB, COVID-19, etc.

EMPLOYABLE. EMPOWERED. HEALTHY.

ABOUT YOUTH HEALTH AFRICA

Youth Health Africa (YHA) is a youth-focused organisation addressing key social determinants of health and Youth Unemployment through various integrated and innovativeinterventions. YHA’s flagship program is a one-year Skills Development Program, integrated with HIV Testing Campaigns, Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Prevention Programmes, Youth Testing Teams, Adolescent and Youth Friendly Services (AYFS) Support and Digital Media Campaigns.

Through focusing on the two-abovementioned issues, we develop masses of African youth to become  Employable, Empowered and Healthy. YHA operates across South Africa with a national footprint and currently has impacted over 2300 youth while actively transforming their communities. Ultimately, YHA aims to work across the African continent empowering and leveraging Africa’s current and further anticipated youth boom.