After School Programme
The Youth and After School Programme Office is a strategic thought leadership office which is the knowledge hub and capacity support for the Youth and After School Sectors in the Western Cape.
Our work is focused on addressing the needs of in and out of school youth through building the After School Sector and providing youth service opportunities and a pathway into further work and study.
After School Programmes
Our After School work is focused on research, capacity building and knowledge management. Through co-ordinated efforts we work towards creating an enabling environment for After School Programmes, ensuring learners in After School Programmes access quality programming and to expand the After School sector through collaboration and partnerships.
For more information, visit www.enriched.co.za.
The Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) programme is an after-school, mass participation programme that provides school-going youth with access to various fun-filled, play-based and modified activities in recreation and sport, as well as in arts and culture, on a daily basis. Read more
DCAS creates next-level opportunities for school-going youth, in recreation and sport, as well as in arts and culture and provides support to interested schools that are neighbouring the MOD Centres. The contact details and GPS coordinates of the schools that are involved in the neighbourhood programme are available online.
Youth in Service Programmes
Our flagship youth-in-service programme, YearBeyond (YeBo), is a Youth Service partnership between the Western Cape Government, The Community Chest of the Western Cape, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and numerous NGOs. It aims to provide 18 to 25 year-olds with a meaningful work experience and a pathway to further studies or work while at the same time encouraging a culture of active citizenship and volunteerism.
For more information, visit www.yearbeyond.org.