Why LEADERS’ QUEST?
The pre-conditions for a sense of belonging are largely absent in the rainbow nation. Mass structural unemployment, high rates of interpersonal violence, and fractured families and communities - limit opportunities for young people to exercise personal agency and demonstrate their abilities in a positive self-affirming manner.
More than half of the young people are outside both the formal schooling system and the labour market, and live below a poverty line of R604 per month. This persistent poverty and inequality prevents the realization of full citizenship.