Young Patriots Programme (TYPP)
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the National Youth
Development Agency (NYDA) signed a cooperation agreement where the commitment
to implement the Young Patriots Programme (TYPP) was established. The TYPP is a
National Youth Service (NYS) programme of the DAC. The NYDA committed to
implement the programme on behalf of the DAC since 2016 to March 2020.
engaged 300 young patriots across the country to activate the strategic
objectives of the DAC. The key areas of work for the young patriots include
activities aimed at popularising national symbols such as the national anthem
and the national flag in schools, the audit of human treasures in communities
as well as installation of flag poles. These activities are intended to build
awareness on the South African history and instill a sense of patriotism
amongst the recruited patriots.
NYDA has a long-standing partnership with the Flemish Government on youth
development. The cooperation between the NYDA and the Flemish Government on
up-scaling and promoting Youth Volunteering in civil society organisations was
launched in 2012 and the new 5 year framework has been developed for 2015-2020,
focusing on capacity building, knowledge generation, marketing and
communication and lobbying and advocacy.
NYDA has identified the need to take practical steps to increase youth
volunteering because of the significant benefits that are likely to flow from
involving young South Africans in volunteering and community service
programmes. Research suggests that volunteering helps youth break the poverty
cycle by facilitating access to decent work. This could therefore assist in
alleviating South Africa’s high unemployment levels which affect mostly young
people. In addition, youth volunteering can develop young leaders to take
responsibility, foster social cohesion, encourage greater citizen
participation, generate respect for equality, promote diversity and develop
individual and collective voices.
Collins Chabane School of Artisans
National Youth Development Agency took up a challenge to establish a school for
Artisans. The school deliver skills for unemployed youth through the National
Youth Service Model the Model is about Community Service, Training and Exit
first pilot phase of the school was in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal,
Umgungundlovu TVET college and enrolled 50 young people in Boiler making and
Plumbing. All expenses fully covered by the NYDA including paying of stipends
of the young people for three years (2016 to 2018).
of the second phase of the school is still underway with the Limpopo
Government. Once agreements are signed the project will be implemented with
these two districts: Capricorn and Sekhukhune districts. These are the
identified TVET’s colleges: Capricorn and Sekhukhune TVET colleges.
following full qualifications will be offered to young people:
Certificate: Water and Wastewater Treatment process operation NQF level 2,
Certificate: Plumbing NQF level 4.
takes place within the recruiting municipality- when we are open for intake,
information will be published on the website.
African youth between the age of 18 to 35 years to qualify.
minimum of grade 10 qualification with either pure Math or Math literacy and
can read and write English.
will be given to young people not in Employment, Education and in Training
International Exchange Programmes
Agency have several bilateral agreements with other countries which offer
international exchange programme opportunities for young people and provide
stipends for the entire duration of the programme.