Nation-building Youth Camp

Over 35 incredible young refugees, asylum seekers and South Africans enjoyed AMP’s Youth Empowerment Camp held at Ihlati Bush Camp during the April school holidays. The theme was Unity in Diversity and the mission was to create a supportive environment where young people from different cultures and backgrounds could have fun, grow together and learn from each other.

There were team challenges and obstacle courses, talent shows with poetry, song, drama and dance and the infamous night walk led by the Ihlati Camp Facilitators with nothing but the night stars and a rope to guide them through the dark bush! Talks and exercises helped everyone grapple with issues of identity and diversity and in the end a special bond of unity was formed.

“I enjoyed how we had to get out of our comfort zones to enjoy ourselves” “The camp was good…it helped me to interact. It helped me be me.”
“ I felt safe because everybody was accepting.”

“Due to this camp I’ve learnt that unity is a bond, communication, socialising and working together. All the activities were done through group work, working together unites people although we all have our differences and backgrounds. The camp was brilliant.”

“All the challenges helped me how to trust people from other countries and different cultures.”

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