To empower and develop young people in all spheres of life in particular skills development, job creation and other youth related issues.
The National Youth Development Framework (NYDPF) 2002- 2007 was adopted with the National Youth Policy 2000 (1997) as a guiding framework for youth development in the Country.
In the Year 2005 Gauteng Province adopted the Gauteng Youth Development Strategy (GYIDS) 2005- 2009 which outlines the vision for Youth Development.
The merging of the National Youth Commission (NYC) and Umsobomvu Youth Fund (UYF) came as a call for the establishment of the National Youth Development Agency in accordance to Act 54 of 2008, which briefly aims at creating and promoting the coordination of Youth Development.
In response to this mandate Sedibeng District Municipality has established the Youth Advisory Centre’s in partnership with the NYDA and adopted the regional based Youth Development Policy Framework which also pursued the appointment of the Youth Units that will actively administer the holistic development of our young men and women.
The District has therefore undertaken a mission to conduct a Regional Youth Situational Analysis in order to identify inherent issues of Youth Development including the impact of the Youth Advisory Centre’s.
It is in this regard that our young men and women should become active participants in implementing this project as main recipients of the outcomes that will be achieved.
|PRINCIPLES OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
In optimizing the principles and values for young men and women, the following principles are supported by the SDM as recognized by the NYDA.
(a) Recognition of the manner in which youth has been affected by the imbalances of the past and the need to redress these imbalances through more equitable policies, programmes and the allocation of resources;
(b) Promotion of equal opportunity and equal treatment of youth and the promotion of a gender-inclusive approach to the development of youth where the social influences of gender, disability, the impact of sexism and the particular circumstances of young women are recognized;
(c) Creation of an environment which supports the continued development and learning of youth;
(d) Promotion of youth's participation in democratic processes;
(ii) Community and civic decision-making; and
(iii) Development at all levels;
(e) Recognition of youth development as an important mandate;
(f) Responsiveness to the needs, aspirations and challenges of youth in a realistic
and participatory manner;
(g) Recognition of the importance of cultural and spiritual diversity as a basis for youth development;
(h) Promotion of the value of sustainability in order to ensure that the needs of youth are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs;
(i) Recognition in youth development initiatives of the peculiar needs of rural youth; and
(j) Transparency, accountability and accessibility.