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Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • International


P.O. Box 684Oudtshoorn, Western Cape 6620South Africa South Africa

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA paves the way to awaken the creativity, potential and purpose in the youth of South Africa. YOUPSA brings education alive by igniting the inner spark in youth. When children discover their 'spark', they tap into their own unique talents and interests. Youth who have the ability to express their own personality and know what motivates them to do their best, develop into people who have a sense of purpose, empathy and social competence, who achieve higher academic performance and contribute to the well-being of their greater community.


Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA works with rural schools and communities in the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces, impacting over 900 at-risk children, principals, teachers and School Boards.

YOUPSA's core programs are:

- Creative Youth Empowerment
- After-School Enrichment
- Creative Teacher Empowerment
- Words Can Change Worlds Literacy program
- Leadership & Team-Building

In South Africa, Primary School children receive the least attention. These years are key years for personal development. We implement holistic techniques of developing creativity and empathy that are not available in the existing education structures. Our unique approach to breaking the cycle of poverty and marginalization is nurturing the development of mental qualities and skills from within.


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