DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT YOUTH PROGRAMME CONCEPT PAPER
The Youth Programme believes that our youth are the future of this country. However many are
alienated and feel hopeless. This concept paper describes the current reality of youth in the Western
Cape and outlines strategies that will be used to address these challenges they face. It is also based
on the assumption that investing in the development of youth today will create a self-reliant society in
the future Also provide the youth with a second chance to develop into positive young people, who are
active in their communities and away from pathologies.