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South Africa: Calling SA's Young Change Makers to Join Activate 2014
Source: SA - the Good News
Source Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Focus: E-Participation, Information Access (and sharing)
Country: South Africa
Created: Nov 14, 2013

“The distinguishing feature of all these Activators is their ability to engineer positive transformation in their communities and the country as a whole. The ideal candidate is, therefore, someone who is already involved in a leadership role in the community and who is naturally entrepreneurial. Their involvement with ACTIVATE! will offer them a strong support network to sustain their vision,” he explains.
Many young South Africans do not understand the diversity and complexity of the roles they play in our society. ACTIVATE! enables them, through a series of experiential and practical coaching modules, as well as continued connection and resources, to direct and manage their actions by understanding these roles.
By allowing them to gain insight into the impact they can have and supporting their passion to do so, ACTIVATE! encourages these young people to collectively create the society they want to live in.
ACTIVATE! systematically builds and supports their entrepreneurial capacity with a research-based experiential training, national mobilisation, and continuing support programme that runs over three years.
“A single person with a passionate vision for a better life in South Africa can change a community’s circumstances with the right intervention if they understand themselves and have the necessary skills to effect change,” says Meintjes. “If thousands of these young leaders are connected together with a common purpose-driven identity and ability to innovate, then their national impact will be exponentially greater than just the sum of individual projects.”
“ACTIVATE! is uniquely positioned because we recognise that the youth of South Africa, and their ability to tackle the country’s problems innovatively, is one of the country’s greatest resources. ACTIVATE! enables young people by bolstering their initiatives and inherent interest. The Activators learn from each other’s experiences and expertise. Innovation is sparked through collaboration and they provide each other with a unique support structure. We know we are not alone: we are Activators, and we are driving change,” says Baxolisi Mdlali, Activator from the Eastern Cape.
Activators come from different sectors, different socio-economic backgrounds and different life experiences, joined together by their common purpose to effect positive change.
If you are a young, vibrant leader who is looking for an opportunity to connect with other extraordinary young people across the country then apply to be part of the ACTIVATE! Network from 2014. “It provides an opportunity to connect with a diverse network of like-minded peers across South Africa.
For more information about how to apply to the ACTIVATE! 2014 please go to www.activateleadership.co.za
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