Amandla Development Philippi youth centre

Help us support Philippi’s Youth from Cradle to Career

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The journey to end poverty for good begins with a child.

The problems most of these children face are dire: violence, HIV, drugs, teen pregnancy, and a lack of academic support. Any one of these challenges could spell the end of a bright future. Our work keeps the light on.

The journey to end poverty for good begins with a child.

The problems most of these children face are dire: violence, HIV, drugs, teen pregnancy, and a lack of academic support. Any one of these challenges could spell the end of a bright future. Our work keeps the light on.

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What we offer
We work towards breaking the cycle that keeps young people trapped generation after generation. Children in Philippi Township, South Africa, face brutal poverty. Housing is haphazard, opportunities are scarce, and HIV infections claim one in three young women.
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SAFE SPACE

Our Safe Space provides an anchor in a chaotic world, offering classes in music and dance, quiet study space, physical and mental health care, and sex education.

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COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS

We coordinate the Philippi Collective Network, a consortium of over 50 organizations dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and tearing down barriers to learning.

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RESOURCE ACCESS PROGRAM

The Resource Access Programme (RAP) gathers information on resources, making it possible for young people and their communities to discover what help is available and how to access it.

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SHARED MEASURES

One of the keys to making a successful impact has been our focus on research and data. Our data collectors go into the community to discover real numbers and statistics which guide our actions.

Our Projects
Our Community Solutions and Resource Access Programme are driven by data, they unite a wide variety of community resources and include a peer mentorship programme, which hires recent graduates to teach younger teens critical life skills, and gives mentors their first professional experience.
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We work at 3 levels for long-term change
Street Level
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Community Level
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Government Level
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