JOHANNESBURG: The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to embark on a month long visit to rural communities in a hope to reach more young people.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Executive Board chairperson, Sifiso Mtsweni outlined the Agency’s plans for the month of June.
“In line with our tradition to commemorate the Youth Month (celebrated in June), as a historic month marking the struggles and contribution by young people towards a free and democratic South Africa. The [NYDA] will this year continue to host month-long activities across the length and breadth of our country,” Sifiso Mtsweni said.
As part of their drive to position the Agency and reconnect with young people, Mtsweni said they will embark on site visits and will be engage on a number of activities in parts of the Limpopo province.
“Our Youth Month program for 2018 under the theme “NYDA Goes Rural” will be focussed in the province of Limpopo which we will outline activities that will take place there.
“This includes the official visit to the graveside of this radical and militant martyr and face of youth resistance during fight against apartheid,” he added.
They have also invited other student organisations to join them to honour Peter Mokaba.
“At the centre of the youth activism in shaping South Africa’s future was organisations like the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO), and the Progressive Youth Alliance made up of student and Christian movements. A central figure in that organisation is the well renowned radical Lion of the North, Peter Mokaba,” he concluded.