Projects in South Africa

Empowering young people from townships
Empowering young people from the townships
Even almost 20 years after the end of apartheid, living conditions in the rural areas of South Africa are still extremely difficult. Young people in the province of KwaZulu-Natal suffer particularly badly from the lack of work and prospects in their region. Our partner organisation Dlalanathi develops their talents and gives them the courage to take an active part in society.

Picture from the project: "Help for the victims of sexual abuse"
Help for victims of sexual abuse
South Africa is one of the countries with the highest numbers of rapes anywhere in the world: A woman is raped every ten minutes. A total of 40% of young people under the age of 18 report that they have been raped at least once in their lives. There is a lack of professional support for rape victims from the townships and rural regions in particular. Our partner organisation LifeLine in Pietermaritzburg trains young volunteers to become counsellors and sets up drop-in centres at district hospitals for victims of sexual abuse.
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Help for young people from young people.

In all its work in every single country it is involved in, terre des hommes schweiz relies on the strengths of young people. That is why the training programme Youth2Youth has been developed and is growing constantly.