The one thing that connects Activators is their drive to contribute meaningfully towards addressing many of the challenges that face South Africa. Activators are inspired youth who want to see their ideas come alive…
Sometimes when a challenge or problem forms part of our daily life, it becomes difficult to see it differently. We end up stuck in a cycle of looking for solutions within the problem and never really get anywhere.
Edward de Bono says, There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.
The dictionary definition of the word innovation can be broadly understood as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs or existing market needs.
This years elections are more than ever focused on the youth vote with all political parties excited and optimistic with the large youth turn out for the final registration weekend held on 8 and 9 February 2014.
Migrancy and immigration are two highly contentious and divisive concepts in modern democratic societies. In Western Europe and North America, migrancy is a national debate, which in certain instances has become an important election decider.
Youth in South Africa and the rest of Africa need to begin defining what Youth Service means to them and what the broader aim of youth service programmes should be in addressing the high levels of unemployment in Africa.
The Innovation Showcase was more than just a gathering of 350 Activators from across the country. It was also an opportunity to plan a course of tangible action around pertinent issues that the network can put its weight behind for this year.
A vast majority of social development programmes in developing countries are aimed at shifting mindsets, which consequently will lead to a change in behaviour if the intervention is deemed to be successful. The vision of ACTIVATE! Change Drivers finds itself squarely in this position.
The 2014 ACTIVATE! Innovation Showcase was a resounding success with over 340 delegates coming together to celebrate their shared identity, the roles they are playing as young leaders, to share their projects and innovations and also to welcome in the latest graduates to the network.