The Youth LifeShift Project

Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 70% of Sub-Saharan Africa under the age of 30 years, and 60% under the age of 25 years (UNO Review, 2021). This young population provides huge opportunities to change the many negatives about Africa, with the youths of Africa being positioned and privileged to become active participants as change agents.

Contributing to the achievement of that goal is the primary objective of the YouthLifeShift Project. This is among others, by facilitating the development of growth-optimised mindset in the younger generation of Africans. The purpose is to unlock and unleash youth potentials, empowering them to thrive in the rapidly changing world, and be more globally competitive.

The YouthLifeShift Project provides a ‘one-in a lifetime’ opportunity for the youths of Africa to experience the transformational power of professional coaching, as well as the developmental benefit of continued exposure to training, teaching and mentoring engagements. There are fewer ways to access better quality of life, enjoy improved lifestyle and be positioned to achieve all-round success than the opportunity provided by the YouthLifeShift Project.

Project Scope

The YouthLifeShift Project is a continuing education and learnership programme for participating youths who must pass through a selection process. The selected youths are exposed to special skills development activities involving coaching, mentoring and coach-training engagements. This is in addition to participating in leadership, entrepreneurship and business training workshops. The three major programmes of Youth LifeShift Project are outlined below.

  1. Youth Coaching and Mentoring Programme

Youth Coaching and Mentoring Programme is a specially designed six-month coaching solutions programme, which involves 12 sessions of practical one-on-one coaching and mentoring engagements. This is in addition to special youth coach-training and group coaching programmes, which runs concurrently. This is the premier programme of the Youth LifeShift Project, and has two participant intakes or cycles every year.

  1. Youth Entrepreneurship Support (“YES”)

The Youth Entrepreneurship Support (“YES”) programme is a business growth support initiative for budding youth entrepreneurs and owners of micro and small businesses. The programme aims to equip participants with practical, time-tested and easily adaptable business building tips, tools and techniques for profitability and sustainability.

  1. Teen Action-Learning Programme

This is an introductory special education and life skills development programme for teenagers and high school students, through the facilitation of structured coaching and mentoring as a special life skills development offering. This is carried out in partnership with educational institutions and relevant management authorities in the respective localities. Over time, the trained youth coaches and graduates of the Youth Coaching and Mentoring Programme are incorporated as facilitators in this programme.

Summarised Outcomes & Benefits

  • The Youth LifeShift Project is a bold step taken to utilise the powerful process of coaching and mentoring to facilitate personal development, self improvement, skill enhancement and empowerment in the youths of Africa. This is a step that is required now more than ever for the younger generation of Africans.
  • The Youth LifeShift Project has been designed to help develop a sustainable growth-optimised mindset in younger minds, which has the potential to empower them to deal more effectively with negative fallouts of harsh social and economic factors that often result in their anxiety, depression and poor decision-making.
  • The Youth LifeShift Project provides a great opportunity for youths to experience professional coaching and mentoring while still young, thereby positioning them to enjoy better quality of life and achieve all-round It’s about blueprinting future qualitative leadership and global relevance.
  • While technologies can be changed fairly easily, changing peoples’ thinking, mindsets and behaviours is not that easy. The Youth LifeShift Project provides processes and activities that engage the hearts of young men and women, and also reveal their critical ‘energy triggers’ and ‘hot buttons’ for mindset change.
  • The Youth LifeShift Project is one of the best possible packages of opportunity to create a happier, healthier, energised, engaged, and more positive younger population of Africans. The great possibilities and opportunities that this process has for families, homes, schools, workplaces and communities are endless.
  • The Youth LifeShift Project, through the one-on-one and group coaching engagements provides a good perspective on individual youth’s strengths and abilities, as well as potentials and development needs, thereby revealing the particular skills that must be developed in a particular individual.

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