youth adventure camps (YAC!)
what is yac?
This is a vibrant programme aimed at enabling young people explore and discover their potential by encouraging them to transform their respective communities through voluntary service. We are guided by three core values: respect, self discipline and hard work.
who participates in yac
Whether you are just out of school, college, or mid-career YAC is the right place for you. The skills you learn as a volunteer can help you achieve your goals and enhance your marketability with prospective employers.
Among other things, you will immensely benefit in terms of time management, technical skills, and cross-cultural understanding.
What happens at YAC!
Participants undergo a 5 day intensive training programme at our adventure farm. Upon successful completion of the training programme, volunteers are given a choice to participate in any YAC project countrywide. The type of work may be determined by the needs of a given community. Projects may fall within any of the following categories: health or HIV/AIDS education, agriculture, environmental awareness, information technology and food security.
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Health volunteers educate and promote awareness issues such as malnutrition and safe drinking water.
Agriculture volunteers work with small farmers to increase food production while promoting environmental conservation practices.
Environment volunteers work on a wide variety of activities, from teaching environmental awareness to planting trees within a community.
Many volunteers will contribute to HIV/AIDS initiatives during their service, regardless of their area of expertise.
40 percent of volunteers are involved in some capacity to support food security through projects in health and nutrition, agriculture, and the environment.