As our name means to End, we have conceptualized the programme: Stay Healthy, Stay Away from Substance Abuse (SHSASA) to see ourselves playing a critical role in addressing and ending this serious social challenge of substance abuse. This social challenge cannot be addressed without encouraging youth to strive to live a healthy life.
It is our strong belief that a nation with unhealthy youth who have no interest in sports, health and wellness is a future doomed nation. Many research findings and statistics of our country have indicated how youth are victims of substance abuse and not striving to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
In most cases these tendencies are reflected to have been caused by various social and economic factors. It is for this reason that the general society and various organizations must join hands with government to fight this challenge and liberate our youth from bondages of substance abuse.
We have discovered that sports is among interventions we can use to promote and motivate youth to live a healthy lifestyle, refrain and refuse to be victims of substance abuse.
As Kwetso Foundation, we have developed this programme as one of the mechanisms or initiatives forming part of government efforts to fight this social challenge and others.
The Stay Healthy, Stay Away From Substance Abuse (SHSASA) Programme is a sign of our commitment to join hands with government, its agencies and the private sector to fight social ills that confront youth daily and change the mind and attitude to positivity at all times despite the social and economic challenges that confront them.
Nature of the programme
The programme is conceptualized to comprise of various sporting activities of soccer, netball, cricket, tennis, indoor games, marathon and chess. These activities will accommodate both males and females.
All these sports activities will be in a form of competitions or tournaments with the awards of prizes. The initiative will continue throughout the year but its official launch is this year 2018. Every activity will be organized according to the identified area’s social and economic challenges, youth sporting code interests including the available sport facilities. The primary aim is to ensure that the programme (SHSASA) draws much support and interest of many young people in the identified areas and that the message is well received by the intended recipients and a positive impact is made.
In every area where we implement the programme, the winner(s) of the sporting code competition, either an individual or a team will become Ambassadors of SHSASA who will work with us Kwetso Foundation in continuing doing the good work of liberating youth from social ills bondages.
Continuous support and monitoring will be provided to assess the work progress and impact. This continuous support and work will include workshops, talk-shows and initiatives that will keep youth mind working to think positively and change the attitude.
- Commitment & Dedication
- People Centred and Driven
- Mind and Attitude Change amongst youth
- Exposure amongst youth
- Ensure youth from rural villages access critical information that will enlighten them
- Inspire youth to fight against substance abuse and liberate themselves from the bondages of poverty, substance abuse and no interest in education
- To promote healthy lifestyle
- Youth social and economic empowerment
- Inspire youth to be architectures of their own destinations in life through sports, healthy lifestyle and education
The programme targets youth between the ages of 18 to 35 years. This include out of school youth.
The programme target mainly rural areas in rural provinces and partly townships. The priority provinces are North West, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Free State.
Furthermore, our priority in the identified provinces is given to the local municipalities that do not have serious economic activities and opportunities that accommodate youth. This is where the majority of youth become victims of social ills.