Mayor Danny Jordaan to meet with Youth for Safer Communities learners

JULY 14, 2015

Three participants of Masifunde Learner Development’s Youth for Safer Communities project, are expected to meet with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan, on Friday.

The purpose of the meeting is for the learners to hand over their recommendations for increasing community safety within the Nelson Mandela Bay area. 

The three are Sanelisiwe Dick, from Walmer High School in Walmer Township; Yonela Maposa, from Newell High School in New Brighton Township, and Abongile Sixakwe, from Kwa Magxaki High School in KwaMagxaki Township.

The event will be filmed by Deutsche Welle TV. 

About Masifunde Learner Development’s Youth for Safer Communities project

The Masifunde Learner Development’s Youth for Safer Communities project is an initiative, which began in 2012, through a collaboration between Masifunde Learner Development and GIZ.

The project aims to encourage young people to recognise the role that they can play in the creation of community safety. The aim of Youth For Safer Communities is for learners to become changemakers (active role models) inspiring change within their communities by initiating extra-curricular projects and activities such as drama, debating and empowerment through mentors and peer helpers.

The hope is that these initiatives will give our youth something constructive, meaningful and positive to do with their time, thereby keeping them off the streets and helping reducing the rate of crime within their communities