"My mentor taught me to drive, we started out in car parks, then into small back roads and then onto the busy main roads. I learnt how much I love to drive!” By sharing his knowledge and insight, Pang’s mentor has passed on a life skill that aids in Pang’s empowerment GUIDANCE "Now I have a much better idea of what to expect when I get a role in theatre. ADVOCACY Through an introduction initiated by her mentor, Zizipho has broadened her networks and furthered her understanding of the world of theatre I spent a day at Artscape with my mentor and Janice Honeyman, who was directing a play there" "My mentor is very special I feel like I am part of a new family" - Tsotang Emotional care and encouragement often has the biggest impact on the young people we serve SUPPORT

Improved independence . Informed choices. Improved well-being . Healthy practices.



Meet <br>Destino

Destino has been both a mentee and a mentor in the SAYes programme. In 2015 he joined us as a full-time staff member in the role of mentee liaison. He continues to meet with his mentor from 2012 regularly.


Meet <br/> TSOTANG

Following two years of mentorship through SAYes, Tsotang is now a qualified police officer. He continues to meet with his former mentors. The two can often be found hiking around Cape Town and talking about the future.


Meet <br/>Zizipho

As a two-year mentee in the SAYes TIL programme, Zizipho was able to explore her passion for acting and dancing and focus on goals that would enable her to reach her dreams. After completing her matric, she received a bursary to attend the Magnet Theatre where she currently studies drama. While she stays in contact with her former mentor, Zizipho has also moved into a new role – she's now the mother of a gorgeous one-year-old boy.