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BOSASA Youth Development Centres National Partnerships are incredibly important to us as we feel that we’re only made stronger by the wonderful organisations that we have partnered with:
The President’s Award: This program was originally established in 1956 as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The aim of the award is to encourage young people to take responsibility for their own self-development through voluntary programs. The programme is today run in more than 120 countries with 21 of those being in Africa. The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment is a registered NGO, which has been operating in South Africa since 1983. Their mission, with the assistance of adult volunteer leaders, is to empower young people between the ages of 14 and 25.

They do this by providing a balanced, non-competitive framework for self-development that will increase their self-esteem and enhance their capacity to achieve in whatever context they find themselves. This also enables them to become responsible active citizens within their communities. It is this very philosophy that fits in so perfectly with that of the BOSASA Youth Development Centres.


The following programmes enable us to enrich the lives of our youth:

APPETD (Association of Providers of Education, Training and Development): Established in 1997 is the national body representing the interests of private providers of education, training and development. As we do here at BOSASA, APPETD believes that education is vital for the growth and sustainability of our future as a country we are therefore proud to be associated with this vitally important organisation.

Bright Star Program: This programme, adapted from the writing of Kobie Vlok who is the director of ExcelGrow CC, is focused on helping people build the skills necessary to live a balanced and successful life. It focusses on a philosophy of growing from the inside out to achieve ones goals.
"The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child. The question is whether we can afford not to." - Marian Wright Edelman

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