Check out some of our programmes

Empowering Youth, Teachers and Communities

YOUPSA’s main programmes:inner spark

Creative Youth Empowerment
Here we nurture empathy, sense of community, respect, enthusiasm for learning, skills of critical thinking and active discussion. Play, creative art, experiential learning and meditation unlock the participants’ talents and potential.


Creative Teacher Empowerment
This programme empowers educators with both personal and teaching skills. This enhances their scope and inPhozi teacherscreases their confidence, enthusiasm and passion for teaching. The programme deepens their impact on youth.


Leadership & Team-Building for Learners, Teachers & SGB
Participants develop a vision for uplifting their school and improving the quality of education. They build skills of team work, conflict resolution and constructive discussion. YOUPSA is also an implementing partner of ‘The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment.’


Words Can Change Worlds Literacy programme
In the communities where YOUPSA works, there are no libraries or books for reading either at school or in the family homes. YOUPSA has established village reading clubs for all ages, providing a platform for young people to experience reading, learning, listening and discussing, outside of school. In these clubs, a child is the librarian. YOUPSA staff mentor youth and teachers about book care and literature.


Creating Health with Community Gardens
This programme empowers youth to build vegetable and herb gardens for wholesome nutrition and healing. Community gardens provide access to fresh, traditional produce and nutritionally rich foods.

We have a range of other great courses, for staff, for parents and for every age learner that can be tailored to their needs and time. 

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