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May Self-Evaluation and Development (SED) Workshop

The 2014 SA-YES Journey: Mentor/Mentee matching day First teambuilding of 2014 Second teambuilding of 2014 April Mentor/Mentee teambuilding day On Saturday 10th May, SA-YES hosted its second Self-Evaluation and Development (SED) Workshop. This workshop takes place three times a year

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April Mentor and Mentee Teambuilding

The 2014 SA-YES Journey: Mentor/Mentee matching day First teambuilding of 2014 Second teambuilding of 2014 SA-YES Mentors and mentees gathered at Marsh Memorial Children’s Home in Rondebosch on Saturday, 12th April for the third teambuilding session of the SA-YES Transition

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Second Team Building Day

The 2014 SA-YES Journey: Mentor/Mentee matching day First teambuilding of 2014 On the 15th of March we held our second team building activity for mentees and mentors. Our topic was Community and Family Re-integration, this being one of the components

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2013 Outcomes

We had 49 young people enrolled in the SA-YES programme in 2013; 44 (90%) completed the programme successfully.  This means that they met with their mentors weekly, attended the life-skills workshops, and graduated. This in itself is a significant accomplishment

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First Teambuilding of 2014

Continuing with our series on the 2014 TiL Programme, read the first installment on mentor/mentee matching day. When the youth are paired with a mentor, they begin the year long journey with us, and on the 8th of February we

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2014 TIL Programme

We wanted to bring you a series of posts dedicated to how we move through the Transition to Independent Living (TIL) Youth Mentoring Programme. 2014 is our biggest year yet, and by the end of March we will have matched 100 youth with mentors for the year. When we began in 2010 that number was 15.

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Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Last month we hosted our fifth anniversary celebration at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and took in a performance of Sunset Boulevard. It was a great opportunity for both past and present mentors and mentees to meet and

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2013 TIL Graduation

We celebrated our 2013 graduation on Saturday, November 16th at the Protea Breakwater Lodge Hotel in Cape Town. This year we decided to have a joint graduation with Virgin Active who ran a series of teambuilding through life skills workshops

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5 Years of SA-YES

Five years ago this week SA-YES was registered in the UK and subsequently in South Africa. Happy birthday SA-YES! It has been an incredible five years. All we knew when we started was that we wanted to provide support for

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Youth Mentoring Across the Globe

A message from Sabine Schmidt, who runs Friends of SA-YES in Germany. After more than one year of mentoring two young people in a home in Germany I was thinking about the difference between youth mentoring in South Africa and

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About SA-YES

SA-YES was founded in 2008 to offer much-needed support and guidance for children and young people in South Africa.

We provide youth leaving children's homes 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, mature, responsible adults.

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