Afrika Johari Initiative

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Afrika Johari Initiative
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Afrika Johari Initiative’s mission is to excavate, shape and polish the African jewels so that they can be globally competitive champions, for the restoration of the dignity of the African continent and its people. The organisation’s vision is to engage, envision and equip the African youth for global impact, with a motto of shaping future champions.

Afrika Johari Initiative’s strategy is to:
  • Provide tools, roadmaps, mentoring and coaching for young people;
  • Enable young people to initiate actions that promote their own development and the broader society;
  • Work alongside young people in townships and rural areas to develop their God-given potential, set life goals, follow their dreams and create opportunities for them to complete their education;
  • Implement educational and training programmes that will reduce risk-taking behaviour leading to health and social problems such as: HIV/AIDS, drug dependence, violence and teen pregnancy;
  • Assist the youth to rebuild their self-esteem so they can take their rightful place as significant people who will contribute significantly towards the restoration of the dignity of Africa.
Approach
  • Youth Leadership Development - The Kijana Mentoring Curriculum;
  • Total Person Development - The Bright Star Curriculum;
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention - It Takes Courage Curriculum;
  • Academic Interventions - Mathematics and Science Programme (Department of Education).
Modus Operandi
  • Empowerment events and projects - camps / seminars / excursions;
  • Social networking and media - radio, Facebook, Twitter etc;
  • Transformational speaking - training / talks / facilitation.
Areas
  • Gauteng (Pretoria) - Soshanguve, Mabopane, Winterveldt;
  • Gauteng (East Rand) - Thokoza, Katlehong and Voslorus;
  • Eastern Cape (Amathole) - Mdantsane, Gompo and Scenery Park.
Challenges and Opportunities
 
The main challenges currently experienced by Afrika Johari Initiative are fundraising, resource mobilisation, branding, operational strategy and networking opportunities. Leadership and personnel capacity is a challenge because of the loss in volunteers who are mainly unemployed and need stipends to work, coupled with the high demand in the organisation’s programmes. Afrika Johari Initiative has a great track record since it started in 2011 and registered as a nonprofit organisation (NPO) in 2012. The Founding Director has been in the field of youth development and community engagement actively for over 12 years. Afrika Johari Initiative has also been trained in different curricular by credible organisations locally and internationally. The organisation works actively in schools and churches that can provide it with credible references. Afrika Johari Initiative is building an active and interactive page on Facebook called Afrika Johari Initiative.
 
Impact and Contribution to Society
 
Afrika Johari Initiative has reached in partnership with Global Connections, the creators of It Takes Courage Curriculum, over 25 000 youths in its training conferences and youth rallies in three South African provinces. The organisation has trained and impacted over 3 000 youth leaders in various churches around the country through youth ministry leadership seminars and youth camps. It has also spoken and facilitated life change skills programmes to over 10 000 youth in over 10 schools in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.
 
About Pastor Thando E Sikonkwane
 
Pastor Thando currently serves as the Lead Pastor of The Christ Centred Church Episcopal in Tokoza since May 2010. He is also the Founding Director of Afrika Johari Initiative, an NPO devoted to serving and shaping African champions (young people) across the country. Pastor Thando also serves as the Lead Volunteer of the ‘It Takes Courage’ Curriculum, where he has trained with United States of America (USA) partners, over 25 000 youth leaders and Life Orientation teachers across the country towards HIV/AIDS prevention. He was previously the Associate Pastor responsible for Young People Ministries (children, youth and young adults) for over nine years at The Christ Centred Church Episcopal in Soshanguve.
 
Pastor Thando previously worked fulltime for the Willow Creek Association Southern Africa as Ministry Development Manager from 2005 to 2011, as well as the Tertiary HIV/AIDS Programme Manager for Reaching A Generation / One Hope at the Tshwane University of Technology’s six campuses in 2011 / 2012, where he pioneered and launched the ‘Light Up Our World’ HIV/AIDS Social Media Campaign. He is a dynamic conference speaker on youth development, social transformation, community engagement, HIV/AIDS etc. He is a trainer, facilitator and inspirational speaker at churches, youth camps, schools and at community forums. He gets invited as a panelist, analyst, counsellor and advisor in community radio stations like TUT FM, Soshanguve Community Radio, Radio Pulpit, Ikasi Radio and Mdantsane Community Station to commentate on many topical youth topics.
 
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Founded: 
2011

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