A musical stage play entitled “Youth Towards Change” was recently staged by YMCA in collaboration with Getdown Production in order to educate and remind young people to prevent HIV and teenage pregnancies.
Student and other viewers showed up in large numbers to watch the entertaining and educational show at TUT Ga-Rankuwa campus. Teenagers were shown the consequences of some of the decisions they made when they watched the show, since it dealt with a number of situations that may lead to them contracting HIV and becoming pregnant. However, it did not place any judgment on teenagers, but rather showed them how their decisions can affect their lives.
The YMCA is a non-profit group that aims to promote a high quality of life for the youth of Ga-Rankuwa and is led by young people who are determined to succeed in life. They engage and educate young people on issues affecting them and advocate for their rights.
YMCA events promote sustainable, relevant, and equitable youth with integrity, according to the organisation. To influence the minds, bodies, and spirits of the youth of Ga- Rankuwa.
“The event included a lot of singing and dancing since the team chose to be creative because of the target group they were presenting for and the revolution happening in the world of the arts.
Among the entertainments offered at the event was a play written by the legendary Matome Rapetsoa called “Youth Towards Change.”
Furthermore demonstrating that the group takes the time to develop their art skills, they indicated that they wish to keep youth off the streets through acting, dancing, visual arts, poetry, and karate classes.”
“ Mind empowers young people for life, leadership and service through its multifaceted programs, in line with its motto.” Said the YMCA.
To foster community development for disadvantaged people, the group continues to hold educational activities. A key component of this endeavor is to promote self-help and empowerment projects in Ga-Rankuwa, as well as socioeconomic problems.