Department of Social Responsibility / Greater King William’s Town, Eastern Cape
CTAOP supports boys and girls clubs in some of the Eastern Cape’s rural villages. This allows young people to learn together how to become resilient agents of change within their communities and schools. The groups help empower youth to make healthy and safe choices around their sexual activities and lifestyles, while learning how to take action to mentor younger adolescents and bring positive change to their communities.
Why they are innovative
The rural villages DSR works in are very traditional and have very limited access to any support for young people. In addition to learning life skills, the young people themselves are finding ways to change practices that violate human rights without losing the traditional values of the area.