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Youth Mentoring Testimonials

The mentors and mentees from our 2013 programme were asked to write about their experiences in the Transition to Independent Living programme. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

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There is a 5K fun run phenomenon sweeping the world, known as the Color Run. Dubbed the “happiest 5K on the planet”, this “race” allows participants to travel the streets of their cities all while being COVERED in color that

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Fundraising Effort for SA-YES

A few weeks ago, a group in London set out to do a fundraising walk for SA-YES. Here is their fantastic story. Yesterday reminded me just what this fandom is about. Yes it’s about admiring Gillian and her work, but

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Nimble Group Learnerships

Nimble Group Call Centre in Woodstock are looking for new recruits for their Learnership Programme. See details from Nimble below…. We are looking for learners on our third wave of the Monyetla Work Readiness programme. This intake is on 01

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Finding My Voice ……. a blog by Patrick.

My name is Patrick. I am a grade 12 learner at Rhodes high school and currently living at Marsh Memorial Homes. For a while I have been considering journalism as a future career option. To this end I was very

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Sabine’s 500km trek along the Camino de Santiago

In June I hiked more than 500 km on the Camino de Santiago. Everyone I met on this way had a special reason doing this. I was especially curious about the spiritual aspect of walking over 500 km on this

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Save the Date

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Training for the British 10K London Run

I got to know OTSK by recommendation. When I first looked at their website, I was certain that this organization was the right one for me to support. In 2007 I was diagnosed with cancer. During this scary and dark

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Do It For Charity Cycle Ride for Off The Street Kids

Ride from Richmond Really Rewarding Have you ever wanted to take part in a charity cycle ride? Here is your chance!  On Sunday 29th May your ride will start in Richmond and follow the Thames through the spring-time countryside of

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A New Programme Name

We are nearing the end of the first year of our pilot programme and are now officially registered as a Trust here in South Africa.  As many of you know, in the UK we are registered as Off The Street

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About SAYes

SAYes 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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