loveLife launched a new YCenter in the Northern Cape, a project  funded by ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Plant based outside Groblershoop. The! Kheis Local Municipality donated land to loveLife for the construction of the Y Centre. The new Y Centre is fully supported by the ZF Mgcawu District Departments of Health, Sports, Social Development and Education

After conducting a study on the social challenges facing the community loveLife developed an intervention strategy to address the identified social problems. The areas include improve health care, prevention of drug and Substance abuse, gender based violence programmes and youth development for the community.   The community of Kheis is faced by high unemployment, low education levels, substance abuse, teen pregnancy and gender based violence. The Centre will contribute to the improvement of health care, skills development and address social norms that perpetuate violence.

The construct of the Y Centre is part of a long term Social Economic Development Strategy by ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort CSP as part of their CSI to address specific social economic challenges in the community of !Kheis. The New loveLife Trust was chooses as a strategic partner in the Youth Health space to assist ACWA Power to achieve their strategic objectives.

The project will include a fully functional community clinic with a core focus on youth health. The facility includes a computer training centre which will add value to skills development and providing access to employment opportunities. The staff of the Centre is well trained to facilitate behavior change programme for youth all over the municipality. The facility offers quality sporting facilities to encourage active lifestyles and nurture talent

The construction of the facility started in March 2018 and officially opened on the 04 December 2018. The facility will operate 6 days a week from Monday(07H30 to 18H30) to Saturday (08H30 to 14H00)

 

Plot 1260 Sternham, Groblershoop,

!Kheis Local Municipality ,

ZF Mgcawu District Municipality,

Northern Cape

 

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