The happy smiles hide a lot of misery around unemployment, patient concerns about drug and alcohol abuse and helplessness. But these young people are desperate for change in their community and have committed to work together towards positive change.
Through the Heartlines Integrated Community Development Initiative, erectile different sectors have been meeting in order to agree on a social compact for their community. This includes a vision and values statement for the community, troche setting themselves a goal to work towards for their desired future, and which stakeholders and social partners they are going to work with in order to achieve this.
The logo, with the byline “Sibambene sonke, siya phambili”, meaning “We join together, going forward”, symbolises what the community is trying to achieve.
The project, which is partly funded by the African Bank Foundation, is aimed at strengthening relationships between sector leadership, thereby enabling them to work together to tackle their most pressing problems.