Employment, Education & Training
Over 50% of South Africans between age 18-25 are unemployed. One of our long-term outcomes is a reduction in the number of local young people who are unemployed or not enrolled in further education or training programmes. To date, 84% of PlayMaker graduates have moved into employment or further education and training opportunities.
Individual & Community Change
The family, peer group, school and community environments that Safe-Hub participants grow up in are often chaotic and destructive. Through providing a safe space, access to life-skills workshops and positive adult role models, we have seen an increase in participants’ resilience, improved decision-making ability and other valuable life-skills.
Preventing Violence and Crime
One of the long-term outcomes we work towards is the reduction of violence, crime and other kinds of anti-social behaviour in areas surrounding our Safe-Hubs. This graph contains localized crime statistics from the South African Police Service. In the most recent data assessed, we continue to see a significant reduction in contact crime in the Safe-Hub catchment area. This is in stark contrast to the trend in the rest of the area.
We believe that regular, consistent and sustained participation of learners in Safe-Hub programmes will enable participants to make better life choices, improve their education results, and reduce risky behaviour. We capture the participants attendance through a biometric fingerprint system. These are the statistics: