Khayalethu Youth Centre
The Khayalethu Youth Centre provided intervention programmes and alternative care for those that need it the most - South Africa’s street children. This initiative, pioneered by the Gauteng Department of Social Development, catered specifically to boys between the ages of 8 and 18. This safe haven of hope is where destitute children had the opportunity to build a healthy, safe and productive future.
Bosasa is proud to have supported this temporary home for street children. Our company is built on a foundation that strongly supports the provision of extensive life and vocational skills to all South Africans. Khayalethu Youth Centre was the perfect example of these principles, with staff members striving tirelessly to reunite children with their families and assist them in growing towards meaningful employment.
The Khayalethu Oliver House enabled young men to re-integrate into society, while effectively being able to provide for themselves and hopefully for their own families. It also provided adequate skills programmes or apprenticeships over offered over an extended period of time teaching individuals valuable skills, such as:
- Etiquette in the work environment
- Manners in social situations such as restaurants
- Budgeting and expense planning
This helped to ensure that more youth are joining the job market and actively contributing to their communities. To find out more about Bosasa’s involvement with the Khayalethu Youth project, contact the Bosasa reception desk on +27 (0)11 662 6000 or email .
- Obtaining their learners and drivers licenses
- Successful management skills for running a home