Young people planning their future
The severe problems facing young South Africans (77% of the total population) will continue to challenge today’s societies and future generations as well.
OVSA Helps Address Vulnerability of Young Girls
Bringing dignity to the girls of Ndwedwe
The coming of age for a girl should not be a time to feel ashamed because of the change her body is going through. In rural communities across Africa, numerous studies have shown that a girl child can lose up to 500 school days during her high school career, because of a lack of access to basic water and sanitation. But absenteeism, driven by a lack of adequate sanitation at schools that should offer a sense of privacy and dignity is not the only obstacle holding our girls back. In impoverished communities, the cost of sanitary towels is often beyond their reach, compromising health and hygiene.
HAPPY in SCHOOL (new video)
OneVoice South Africa, Arts and Culture Activator Bren Brophy and the KZNSA Art Gallery in partnership with the National Lottery recently hosted the “Happy in School” Campaign at the KZNSA Art Gallery in Glenwood, Durban. A multimedia exhibition and public programme, the exhibition focussed on the value of social art making processes in secondary schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as part of a Life Skills project in school that addresses the critical health and lifestyle issues faced by many young South Africans.