Fifty people (42 youth volunteers who are peer motivators in the groundBREAKER programme and eight loveLife staff trainers) have fallen ill after eating contaminated food at a training programme in the Free State for loveLife’s 2016 groundBREAKER (youth peer educator) recruits and all have received treatment. The groundBREAKERs are from the Free State and Northern Cape.
Youth peer motivation and education draws on the credibility that young people have with their peers, leverages the power of role modelling and provides flexibility in meeting the diverse needs of today’s youth. loveLife’s groundBREAKER programme is based on this understanding and training for the 2016 groundBREAKER cohort is rolling out throughout South Africa.
In order to make a dent on South Africa’s massive youth unemployment, focussed and sustainable interventions are required. To do just that, youth leadership development organisation, loveLife is doing it one bootcamp at a time as part of Business for Social Change – a 12-month entrepreneurship development programme.