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ABOUT US

Giving Wings Youth is a division of Giving Wings (Pty) Ltd. We provide holistic youth development interventions that focus on helping young people to prepare for life after high school, succeed in the workplace and play a pivotal role in South Africa’s economic growth and development. We are passionate about helping the youth to unleash their full potential while exposing them to numerous opportunities for growth and development.

OUR KEY DEVELOPMENT PILLARS

Leadership

Building self-aware, authentic, purpose-driven youth who will positively impact communities and nations.

Work Readiness

Building confident, articulate and professional young people who are equipped to excel in the workplace.

Entrepreneurship

Building a generation of young entrepreneurs who are innovators and problem solvers that will create jobs and alleviate poverty.

OUR JOURNEY

2014

Giving Wings Youth Development Programme was established in partnership with the Olieven Development Association (ODA) in the township of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion, Gauteng. A team of Giving Wings volunteers facilitated a 4-week programme with a cohort of 26 unemployed youth aged between 19 – 25.

Giving Wings empowering the youth

Kefilwe Morobane and Thato Mboweni with the top 3 winners of our first speech competition

2015

Youth Development Programme expanded to focus on learners in grade 10 and 11 from the township schools of Olievenhoutbosch. 30 learners were selected for the programme facilitated by a team of volunteers.

2016

The third year of running the Giving Wings Youth Development Programme. Since inception, the programme has been self-funded by Giving Wings(Pty)Ltd. It is the ongoing support, donations, and contributions from the community, family, and friends that keep us going.

Class of 2016

100 learners in the Giving Wings Youth Development Programme

2017

Giving Wings Youth Development Programme powered by Standard Bank in partnership with Liberty. 100 grade 10 and 11 learners selected in the programme from the township schools of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion.

Background

MESSAGES FROM GIVING WINGS YOUTH ALUMNI

  • “I am going to change the lives of people who never thought they can ever have the life of their dreams.”

    – Alpheus Sello
  • “I have learned not to rest until your good is better and your better is best.”

    – Louiza Serumula
  • “I am unique and I am my own boss for the future.”

    – Faith Nkalose
  • “I have learnt to believe in myself and to also be confident. Thanks to Giving Wings.”

    – Lerato Ramohlale
  • “I told myself that I don’t accept the word, ‘I can’t’ and ‘impossible.'”

    – Kegomoditswe Sejang
  • The programme was the best thing that has ever happened to me.

    – Gloria Segwe
  • “I feel like a whole new and relevant person with excellence running through my veins and its all because of this wonderful programme and the facilitators that motivated and inspired me abundantly.”

    – Harry Makobe
  • “I’ve learned that in poverty there’s no dignity so you have to work to not be poor again.”

    – Rosinah Chokwe
  • “Giving with love is what you did. Teaching us to have no fear. You helped us to love ourselves and appreciate what we do and who we are. You brought out the best in us, taught us to be entrepreneurs.”

    – Mbasa Maluleke
  • “I wish every learner can get this opportunity to be motivated and inspired enough to realize that our minds have the power to limit our success.”

    – Tryphina Madiba

SERVICES

Learners are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools to develop their public speaking and leadership skills to facilitate student development, drive and grit.

Camps are tailored to address the unique needs and challenges that youth face today, by equipping them with the practical tools they need to prepare for the next phase in their lives in a fun and engaging way.

Encourage and motivate the youth to change the way in which they view their lives and circumstances in order to propel them to greater heights.

With the use of experts in Educational Psychology, exam readiness workshops provide students with methods to study so that they are able to achieve excellence in their academics.

Take parents and teachers on a journey of self-discovery to equip them with the knowledge, skills and tools to show up and effectively support their children and students in their academic journey.

We provide quality training and development solutions that will improve the communication skills, confidence and work readiness of students and graduates preparing for the workplace.

MEDIA

GET INVOLVED

BE A PARTNER

Are you passionate about the youth? Do you have experience in leadership skills, communications skills, entrepreneurship, coaching or mentorship? If yes, then we are looking for you! Connect with us and tell us more about yourself and why you should be a Giving Wings facilitator. Send an email to info@givingwings.co.za

BE A FACILITATOR

Are you passionate about youth development? Do you have experience in leadership, communication, entrepreneurship or coaching? If yes, connect with us. Send an email to info@givingwings.co.za

BE A VOLUNTEER

Do you want to make a difference in South Africa? Are you willing to volunteer your time, skills and expertise to empower the youth? If yes, connect with us and send an email to info@givingwings.co.za

Background

MESSAGES FROM PARTNERS, VOLUNTEERS AND FACILITATORS

  • “Being a part of the Giving Wings Youth Development Programme has reminded me that our youth have BIG dreams to change their lives and those around them for the better. I have seen how this programme impacts their lives and allows them to express these dreams.”

    – Catherine le Roux
  • “Being part of Giving Wings has reminded me that I matter and do my dreams.”

    – Lesedi Ranyane
  • “It was a heartwarming and fulfilling experience to watch kids who could not say two words in a row, grow to where they could stand and deliver a meaningful speech.”

    – Annette Wessels
  • “Regardless of age, background or personal history, every individual has a gift to offer others and helping young people discover their gift has been one of the most fulfilling experiences in my life.”

    – Andani Thakathi
  • “It has inspired me to live a life of purpose that will outlive me through the many lives we touch that touch others’ lives.”

    – Didi Letlape
  • “One of the greatest things that we can do is invest in the younger generation. I wish more sponsors, volunteers and businesses would assist in partnering with Kefilwe because her heart is for benefiting and enriching the lives of others.”

    – Neil Craig Musto
  • “Your programme has changed my philosophy about life, specifically with education. It has actually made me realize the importance of studying hard and pursuing the career that I actually want.”

    – Patience Modise
  • “When you are inundated with gloom all over, working with the youth alleviates all our fears about a prosperous tomorrow. The future is in good hands.”

    – Andrew Tsuro
  • “Being part of Giving Wings was a turning point in my life. The experience unlocked my potential and exposed me to endless opportunities. Today I believe in the endless possibilities that were barricaded by fear and doubt. Giving Wings made it all possible.”

    – Harry Makobe
  • “Being a part of the Youth Development Programme has truly changed my outlook on life. Knowing that I played a part – no matter how small – in shaping the lives of our future leaders gives me so much fulfillment and joy.”

    – Nontuthuko Mhlungu
  • “Being part of Giving Wings Youth has been fulfilling and life-changing. It has made me realize that there’s hope in South Africa as we continue to shape future leaders.”

    – Amelia Mathebula
  • “Sometimes the bad news adds up and one despairs, but when I think of the amazing work done by Giving Wings Youth, my heart soars with hope for the future of our beautiful South Africa. The Giving Wings crew and their teams of volunteers are really making a difference in uplifting our youth. Keep flying the banner of hope!”

    – Nicky Lowe
  • “I enjoy interacting with the youth and I am passionate regarding the Giving Wings value proposition – giving back into the community and paying it forward.”

    – Andrea Fuller
  • “The programme is so very relevant to the many problems faced by the youth and community at large. I feel very strongly for these youth and wanted to make a change (even if it was small).”

    – Thaira Ahmed
  • “After hearing about this programme on Kefilwe’s 702 interview, I knew I had to be involved so that I can learn more about the program and see if there is a way for me to take this programme to my village.”

    – Alina Mamabolo
  • “It was the guidance that I received, not only from family members but also members of my community and teachers that shaped who I am and I decided that I should do something to give back and share my experience.”

    – Yanga Qomisa

OUR CLIENTS AND PARTNERS

CONTACT US

+27 11 053 9335

info@givingwings.co.za

Johannesburg