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TEAM KHANYA

THE TEAM KHANYA TEAM

ABOUT US

According to the 2010 Census, youths accounted for almost 40% of South Africa’s population and in 2013 almost 70% of the youth market was unemployed.  Poverty, lack of quality education and alcohol & drug abuse are major contributors to this statistic.  Urgent interventions at all levels are needed to stem this downward spiral.

That is where Team Khanya steps in.  Team Khanya, which means Bringing Hope, is a program aimed at developing a Balanced Life for the youths in the Greater Knysna Area. Our outreach program targets youth from pre-primary through to young adults, in the hope of building a solid foundation and a future generation of passionate, proactive and inspired leaders.

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT & LIFE SKILLS PROJECTS
These include HIV/Aids, sex and sexuality, self-image, peer pressure and substance abuse etc.  Other activities include peer education programs, school assemblies, and assisting school youth Christian programs such as VCSV, CIA and KIX.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
This program, focusing of the ‘balanced life’ principle reaches out to grade 7 learners on a physical, mental, social and spiritual level, equipping them with skills and tools in order for them to be able to cope with high school the following year.

YOUTH AT RISK
YfC is deeply concerned with the many children and youth living on the streets.  Young people we make contact with on the streets are referred to drop-in centres such as Sinethemba Youth Development Centre, and in other cases these young people are taken up in our Youth and Family care programs

YOUTH & HOLIDAY CLUBS | BIBLE STUDY & DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
Youth clubs and programs and discipleship small groups have and will always be part of the YFC ministry.  Staff and volunteers are involved in a variety of clubs and small groups in and out of school, churches and in the broader community.

During the June/July school holidays, YfC host a holiday club for approximately 30 primary school children.  Not only do the kids have a fun time but are taught the building blocks through our Balanced Life concept.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
These include training of school representative bodies, prefects as well as the training and development of Church youth leaders where emerging young leaders are challenged to reach their full potential to serve others.

CRECHES
Our international volunteers play a key role in keeping these toddlers active, fed and stimulated.  Most of these young children come from disadvantaged communities and the care they encounter during these sessions helps to develop and grow them into healthy active learners.

YOUTH CAMP
Each year we take a group of approximately 100 youths to the Youth Camp in Hekpoort through YFC Cyara.  We mobilise a busload of kids to spend a jam-packed week of learning, fun and developing their relationship with Jesus Christ.

SOUP KITCHEN
In partnership with Immanuel Ministries in Oupad, we run a soup kitchen to feed and assist the disadvantaged community.  For many, this is the only healthy meal they eat each week.  The volunteers do all the food preparation, cleaning and keep the kids entertained.

DO YOU WANT TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED?

Team Khanya needs volunteers to assist with various projects including our Soup Kitchen, After-school program, Schools Ministry and Holiday Clubs.

CURRENT VOLUNTEERS

Team Khanya is supported by a group of volunteers who are passionate about the upliftment of the community

VOLUNTEER ALUMNI

Over the last 18 years, local and international volunteers have played a key role in the success of YFC and the various programs.  Many have returned to Knysna as both the community and YFC Knysna hold a special place in their hearts. Here’s what they have to say about their time spent with us!
Doralisa_Heil

DORALISA HEIL

International Volunteer from Germany

Come and allow yourself to grow in every sense possible!

Lisa_Schanz

LISA SCHANZ

International Volunteer from Germany

Be part of an amazing, crazy, big family!

Rahel_Germany

RAHEL

International Volunteer from Germany

Serving without love is impossible!

Hannah_Germany

HANNAH

International Volunteer from Germany

I love the sea and the sun and the lekker food!

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ABOUT US

According to the 2010 Census, youths accounted for almost 40% of South Africa’s population and in 2013 almost 70% of the youth market was unemployed.  Poverty, lack of quality education and alcohol & drug abuse are major contributors to this statistic.  Urgent interventions at all levels are needed to stem this downward spiral.

That is where Team Khanya steps in.  Team Khanya, which means Bringing Hope, is a program aimed at developing a Balanced Life for the youths in the Greater Knysna Area. Our outreach program targets youth from pre-primary through to young adults, in the hope of building a solid foundation and a future generation of passionate, proactive and inspired leaders.

+ OUTREACH

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT & LIFE SKILLS PROJECTS
These include HIV/Aids, sex and sexuality, self-image, peer pressure and substance abuse etc.  Other activities include peer education programs, school assemblies, and assisting school youth Christian programs such as VCSV, CIA and KIX.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
This program, focusing of the ‘balanced life’ principle reaches out to grade 7 learners on a physical, mental, social and spiritual level, equipping them with skills and tools in order for them to be able to cope with high school the following year.

YOUTH AT RISK
YfC is deeply concerned with the many children and youth living on the streets.  Young people we make contact with on the streets are referred to drop-in centres such as Sinethemba Youth Development Centre, and in other cases these young people are taken up in our Youth and Family care programs

YOUTH & HOLIDAY CLUBS | BIBLE STUDY & DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS
Youth clubs and programs and discipleship small groups have and will always be part of the YFC ministry.  Staff and volunteers are involved in a variety of clubs and small groups in and out of school, churches and in the broader community.

During the June/July school holidays, YfC host a holiday club for approximately 30 primary school children.  Not only do the kids have a fun time but are taught the building blocks through our Balanced Life concept.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING
These include training of school representative bodies, prefects as well as the training and development of Church youth leaders where emerging young leaders are challenged to reach their full potential to serve others.

CRECHES
Our international volunteers play a key role in keeping these toddlers active, fed and stimulated.  Most of these young children come from disadvantaged communities and the care they encounter during these sessions helps to develop and grow them into healthy active learners.

YOUTH CAMP
Each year we take a group of approximately 100 youths to the Youth Camp in Hekpoort through YFC Cyara.  We mobilise a busload of kids to spend a jam-packed week of learning, fun and developing their relationship with Jesus Christ.

SOUP KITCHEN
In partnership with Immanuel Ministries in Oupad, we run a soup kitchen to feed and assist the disadvantaged community.  For many, this is the only healthy meal they eat each week.  The volunteers do all the food preparation, cleaning and keep the kids entertained.

DO YOU WANT TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED?

Team Khanya needs volunteers to assist with various projects including our Soup Kitchen, After-school program, Schools Ministry and Holiday Clubs.

+ TRAINING
+ THE TEAM

CURRENT VOLUNTEERS

Team Khanya is supported by a group of volunteers who are passionate about the upliftment of the community

VOLUNTEER ALUMNI

Over the last 18 years, local and international volunteers have played a key role in the success of YFC and the various programs.  Many have returned to Knysna as both the community and YFC Knysna hold a special place in their hearts. Here’s what they have to say about their time spent with us!
Doralisa_Heil

DORALISA HEIL

International Volunteer from Germany

Come and allow yourself to grow in every sense possible!

Lisa_Schanz

LISA SCHANZ

International Volunteer from Germany

Be part of an amazing, crazy, big family!

Rahel_Germany

RAHEL

International Volunteer from Germany

Serving without love is impossible!

Hannah_Germany

HANNAH

International Volunteer from Germany

I love the sea and the sun and the lekker food!

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PRAISE FOR TEAM KHANYA

“It is really amazing how open all the people are, you really feel as part of a big South African family. The projects you are involved in are awesome and you really get to know the kids and teens you spend time with. I never thought that I can have so much love and joy for all the kids just in such a short time. I tell you, after one of the kids looked at you with a big smile and sparkling eyes you don’t want to go home anymore.”

– Lisa Schanz – Volunteer from Germany

I believe that this ministry is God directed and we are privileged to have been involved with Knysna YFC where the vision is to both spiritually and practically uplift the local community.

Blessings
Francois Walfaardt