We support young people as they make the difficult transition from children's home to independence at the age of 18. We do this by matching them with a volunteer mentor who offers friendship, guidance and positive role modelling.
The TIL programme has grown tremendously since 2008, both in the number of people served and in positive outcomes. Many of our graduates have gone on to higher education, found jobs and are living independently.
Our programme depends upon the support of people like you. With your help we can provide mentorship to the next generation of young people throughout the Western Cape and ultimately throughout South Africa.
SA-YES was founded in 2008 to provide much-needed support for children and young people in South Africa.
We provide youth leaving children’s homes at the age of 18 with guidance that will enable them to develop their skills, further their education and source suitable housing, in order for them to participate in society as independent, responsible adults.
Your donation goes directly to helping us train mentors and develop support services.
Make a donation to change a life.
Where Your Money Goes
It costs SA-YES R10,000 for one mentor - mentee match for one year. This includes the recruitment, screening, training, monthly workshops, support from our social worker and graduation of mentors and mentees. Use the currency converter to check what that means in your currency.
South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SA-YES) Trust, registration no. IT 2774/2010 & NPO no. 088-299-NPO, PBO no. 930 035 691, Section 18A, registered in South Africa & SA-YES Ltd, registered charity no. 1127701 and company no. 6693065, registered in England and Wales.