ASAP facilitated 3 days of fun learning and growing in three villages with 95 young people aged 13-25. This youth workshop was focused on Discovering Self, Team building and Career Guidance.
The youth programme was introduced to parents for the first time and they promised support and availability of their children. They were grateful for the opportunity to understand the programme and saw it an opportunity to expose their children to engaging in topics that are difficult to discuss at home.
The outstanding highlights for ASAP and the participants were the fun learning games; the introduction of junior facilitators; getting to understand how to have the best Portfolio of Evidence; and planning for the community engagement events. In September, the young people will be running campaigns in their villages raising awareness on electricity safety and culture and heritage. ... See MoreSee Less
Linet (Programme Director) and Noluthando (Community Development Coordinator) represented ASAP at MILLA SA RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY CONFERENCE and found all sectors of rural development very well represented and a well-structured flow of information. They made use of the excellent opportunities for learning and networking and were inspired by the unlimited sharing of ideas and methods that have been successful for other development practitioners. It was reaffirming and motivating to see that ASAP continues to provide world class support development services to our beneficiaries. ... See MoreSee Less
Despite aching muscles from breaking new ground and shaping the raised vegetable beds, the women of Nonkqubela CBO were satisfied that the beds would be practical for growing food. Prior to the introductory permaculture training they believed that the bed cannot hold the water for the crops to grow because the soil is lifted. Afterwards they were discussing among themselves how they would be saving water and energy since they will not have to dig the soil every time they plant. The women were very happy to see how much they can achieve when they work as a team, even with the limited resources available to them. ... See MoreSee Less