Active citizenry empowers the youth
By Malusi Mazibuko, National Programme Manager, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers
Young people in South Africa are interested in making a difference in areas affecting climate change, agriculture, and issues of the day such as corruption. Creating opportunities and empowering the youth to make an impact is a task taken on by ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Activate’s aim is to equip, connect, inspire, provoke, and influence its network of 4,500 youth at a community-based and national level through stories of impact, innovation, and socio-economic opportunities. These areas of impact have now been broadened to include, agriculture, climate change, sports and recreation, arts and culture, and active citizenry which will tackle current issues in society such as corruption and politics.