Education is one of the most important pillars of any nation. Education is the best tool to bring positive change in the society, to develop a generation of responsible individuals. Everyone knows that the fundamental purpose of education is to gain knowledge, understand the forms of proper conduct and acquire technical competency in specific subjects. It serves as a means to develop oneself physically, mentally and socially. Education provides choices- and the confidence to take advantages of those choices.
Having observed and studied the problems and issues that youth are facing in daily life, we understood that our youth need special support and attention. They are in an environment beset with physical, mental and emotional issues which affect their lifestyle and studies.
The Government is spending significant funds on developing schools and initiating skill development programs for educators, as well as improving the curriculum simultaneously.
However, despite all these initiatives, there are some crucial aspects of youth development that are currently being overlooked. While it is right that academic infrastructure is given priority, the emotional intelligence (EQ) of our youth should also be given high priority.
“Having spent more than seven years working with my school and for my community, I have found that our learners face certain common issues:
A matter of high concern is the increase in child crime and suicide. World Health Organization (WHO) has mandated that special counseling sessions should be conducted regularly in all schools. It is important that the Government and academic institutions work together to support the holistic development of our youth. South African Youth Development Organization aim to provide development support and counseling to the vulnerable youth in our communities” Dr. Francis C. J, Founder, SAYDO
SAYDO programs aim for holistic development of youth and seek to develop their emotional and physical resilience. This is done by focusing on six areas:
Physical education and sports have a positive impact in the healthy development of children and youth. Sports provide a platform for young people to learn how to cope with both winning and losing in life.
Physical education and sports also build healthy activities habits that encourage lifelong participation in physical activity. This extends the impact of sports beyond the school yard and highlights the impact of physical education on public health. It also contributes to the holistic development of young people.
Our vision in sports is to establish a self-sustaining perpetual platform for the development of sports in South Africa. The programme is intended for young people at schools, communities and other possible embodiments that shall have access to the activities of the organization.
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To establish a self-sustaining and perpetual organization for the development of sports in South Africa. The programme is intended for young people at schools, colleges, universities and communities.
"The biggest enemy of health in the developing world is poverty." Kofi Annan
Department of Health
Better health is the key link to human wellbeing. Every community needs healthy people and it is the foundation for a sustainable future. The value of community health efforts can make changes in terms of treatment cost savings. Physical health and mental health are key pillars of future quality of life for today’s youth. Our SAYDO Health program provides youth with the skills and information they need to develop a lifelong commitment to healthy lifestyle.
Increase the effectiveness of community-based activities designed to prevent disease, improve health, and enhance quality of life.
Our departmental programs:-
Our programs enhance healthy lifestyle by educating communities on topics such as:
Three modern killers – High BP, Diabetes and Cholesterol
SAYDO Department of Environment
In an era where more and more youth are disconnected from nature, SAYDO recognizes the importance of providing environmental education and support. It also encourages youth to pursue career in environmental and natural resources.
Our life depends on our sustainable environment. Environmental education is a responsibility for everyone – government, municipalities, educational institutions, media, community group, schools as well as individuals. Our schools need more resources, time and encouragement to devote attention to environmental education.
Our principles of Green environment!
Our programs and activities:
2. ‘Green School Network’ program (GSN Program)
‘Green School Network’ program is mainly for primary and secondary schools. The mission of this program is to engage the schools in sustainability through education and lifelong learning. One of the main activities of the project is to open SAYDO environmental clubs in schools. GSN Program involves school learners in learning about environmental issues through a range of formal and informal methods. GSN Program is a network of passionate teachers, learners and teachers from other schools. Organization supports and facilitates the program by:
If you are interested in part of this program please contact us.
"EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST", SAYDO has taken this quote as its working slogan for the department of Arts. All the activities under the department are trying to extract the talents in young minds. Arts play an important role in moulding a human being in different ways such as cognitively, emotionally, morally and socially. Arts activities support the development of children’s positive attitudes towards them; and their ability to socialise. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics is more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up.
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