AYDF VOLUNTEER TRAINING CAMP 2013

The African Youth Development Fund held its annual volunteer training camp from Monday the 28th of January until Friday February 2nd, 2013.  The camp was held at the picturesque Rocky Valley Christian Camp & Retreat Centre.  The purpose of the camp is to form the new team of volunteers into a cohesive unit that will support each other in the school environment where the life skills lessons are given to the township youth. 

Program managers Nhlanhla Nxumalo, and Njabulo Mazibuko, lead the week long training and team building, along with contributions from Base Malinga also of AYDF management team.  The new volunteers soaked up the training, conquered fears, and learned new team building techniques that will help them in the classroom.  More outgoing volunteers emerged as leaders while the most reserved of the group also found his voice and gained new confidence amongst his peers.

The Training was a massive success, and the change of environment from crowded township to the beauteous nature retreat was beneficial both mentally and spiritually to the new volunteers.  All the volunteers expressed how they felt rejuvenated and empowered by the training.  AYDF is excited and confident about this new cycle of volunteers, and what they will bring to the Program.

AYDF “ARE YOU GAME” FACEBOOK CHALLENGE

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WORLD AIDS DAY 2012

Since 1988, December 1st has been recognized as the day the world stops to acknowledge the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  This has become an important date around the world more than ever particularly in nations that have been hit hardest, and continue to be affected by the Epidemic.  Continued recognition of world AIDS day is vital because […]

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MILES AND ASSOCIATES IS HOLDING A KENYA UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL CHALLENGE IN NAIROBI ON NOVEMBER 24TH 2012

In efforts to grow University Basketball in East Africa Miles and Associates will be holding the "Kenya University Challenge" this coming weekend in Nairobi.Continue reading...

AYDF HOLIDAY SNEAKER DRIVE UNDERWAY

The African Youth Development Fund has partnered with 4 local schools to better equip township youth who wish to elevate their skills in the game of basketball. A holiday sneaker drive to provide used basketball sneakers for the youth involved in the “ARE YOU GAME” basketball leagues in Mamelodi, and Alexandra has gotten underway. The […]

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AYDF MAMELODI GRADUATION

On Saturday the 24th of November, 2012 AYDF held a graduation at the Mamelodi Community Hall for the participants of the “Are You Game” life skills and basketball league.  Heavy rain could not stop 250 students, 30 parents, and 15 AYDF staff members from coming together early on the Saturday morning to celebrate the achievements […]

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Bovet Champions receive trophy at morning assembly

Classmates and faculty applauded the Bovet Primary school basketball team for winning their third successive league championship.  The principal of the school expressed her pride in the efforts of her young pupils who she hopes will replicate their success on the basketball court with similar results during the final exams of the year.  Dondi Davhani, […]

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AYDF’S BASE MALINGA ATTENDS WEEK LONG GIZ GENDER AWARENESS AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION WORKSHOP AT NIKE SOWETO SPORTS FACILITY

Base Malinga AYDF’s director of Life Skills and Sports initiatives attended the Youth Development through Football (YDF) refresher instructor workshop on “Gender Awareness and Violence Prevention”.  The workshop took place in the Soweto (Nike Sports Facility) from Monday November 5th through Friday November 9th, 2012.  The workshop coincided with the celebration of YDF three years […]

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Alexandra Primary League Championship 7/11/2012

  Excitement for the Alex Primary league playoff, and championship final was nearly crushed as dark clouds produced a brief downpour soaking the court at the 3 square basketball facility.  The AYDF team was disheartened by the prospect of having to re-schedule as children continued to show up expecting the event to take place as […]

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AYDF TEAM ATTENDS DR MYLES MUNROE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

African Youth Development Fund operates under the primary mandate of developing youth in a positive direction for success in education, sports, and life in general.  To achieve the success of the various AYDF projects it is necessary to foster the internal growth of our AYDF team members as well.  For this reason management at AYDF […]

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