Department of Social Responsibility
A network of vibrant youth activists focuses on educating young people on their sexual and reproductive health and rights, challenging gender norms and stereotypes, and increasing access to quality healthcare and education in the rural villages surrounding King William’s Town (Eastern Cape), which are very traditional and have limited access to any support for young people.
The DSR network allows young people to learn together how to become resilient agents of change within their communities and schools.
They are finding innovative ways to change harmful cultural practices without losing the traditional values of the area. They also help youth to make healthy and safe choices around their sexual health and lifestyles, while learning how to proactively mentor younger adolescents and bring positive change to their communities.