IKHUMISENG IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION SPECIALIZING IN YOUTH ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING WHOSE FOCUS IS TO IMPLEMENT A HOLISTIC ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING PROGRAMMING PACKAGE DESIGNED TO EQUIP VULNERABLE YOUTH WITH THE ASSETS AND SKILLS THEY NEED TO NEGOTIATE LIVELIHOODS CHOICES AND HEALTH BEHAVIOURS THAT LEAD TO BETTER FINANCIAL AND HEALTH OUTCOMES.
YOUTH ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING
Ikhumiseng has taken on board the entire technical team that implemented the USAID/PEPFAR funded ASPIRES SA programme under Save the Children, now reconstituted as Ikhumiseng. ASPIRES SA was a 2.5 years response to the dilemma and desire to implement youth ES programming integrated with HIV prevention education to reach at-risk youth, but for whom livelihoods-oriented programming was new. This intervention has been implemented for the YW&G’s programme under Global Fund from Mar ’18 to Mar ’19 in two of the districts in South Africa, identified as serving the most vulnerable communities of young women aged 19 – 24, being Zululand in KZN and Greater Sekhukhune in Limpopo and thru FHI360 in KwaZulu-Natal The ECONOMIC STRENGHTENING programme has five pillars that build the capacity of young people to believe in their own potential to create their own futures based on their aspiration