South Africa

Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation

The Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation IYDSF is a rural youth-led non-governmental, not-for-profit company at Prudhoe Community – Peddie. The organization was formed by unemployed graduates in 2015 to give back to their communities and to gain practical workplace skills. Furthermore, to be a platform for the youth in order for them to showcase their skills and talents. The organization is managed by 100% black management with 80% women representation and servicing 100% black rural population.

Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here: 

www.inkwenkweziyouth.org.za;

@IYDSF4Youth/facebook;

@IYDSF4Youth/instagram;

@IYDSF4Youth1/twitter

Describe in detail what your Organisation does: 

Mainstream youth in all spheres of society, promote healthy living among youth, academic excellence, and to combat crime through:
Sports;
Youth Dialogues;
Gender equity
Enterprise Development;
Establishment of after-school facilities; and
To advance sustainable development agenda (2030); and
Skills Development.

How long has your Organisation been operational? 

3 years.

In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation? 

Funding and fundraising thereof.

Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words: 

Inspiring, challenging and rewarding.

Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them? 

Yes,

Actionaid SA, CATHSSETA and Lulaway

If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be? 

To get funding so we could help as much youths as possible.

In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack? 

Project Management
Monitoring and Evaluation
Fundraising
Strategic planning

Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation? 

Partnerships are helpful.

If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be? 

Lack of funding and too many legal requirements

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links: 

We have partnered and funded women sport since 2015; established under 13 mini female soccer tournaments and launched Inkwenkwezi Netball League INL on the 20th of July 2017. These leagues will be handed over to the local communities after a period of five years. The Inkwenkwezi Youth Development Sporting Foundation will enter into strategic partnerships with government and the private sector before and long after handed over these leagues for continued sustainable development.
Since 2015 we helped raise more than R 30, 000. 00 through Prudhoe Community Youth Day tournament for the local Educare centers. During the same year, we donated a netball kit to league champions Power City from Mpeko Community. In 2016 we donated a kit to Prudhoe Community based netball team Real Tembisa as well as 2016 Qeto Community league champs, Flamingo. We have contributed more than R 20, 000.00 towards league prizes and well over R 60, 000.00 for the Youth Day tournaments since 2015. The 2017 Youth Day trophies were donated by Fish River Sun. Further, we launched Women’s Day netball tournament on the 12th of August 2017 as part of highlighting the plight of women in South Africa; 365 Days of no violence against women and children as part of the worlds’ 16 Days of Activism 2017; and lastly, we held Prudhoe Health and Wellness Day on the 20th of December 2017. We held a successful International Sports Day and Youth Day in 2018. Further, we held successful Women’s Day netball tournament, International Youth Day. We awarded 7 seven bursaries in partnership with CATHSSETA. Our involvement in youth development through sports has seen a decline in youth engaged in such anti-social behavior as violent crimes, drugs and substance abuse.

Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use? 

Youth Opportunity Hub

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