Outreach Foundation’s Youth Centre Kids Week
During the school holidays in Gauteng, we notice a lot more children around the community of Hillbrow. There are few play areas available and the children end up playing on the streets which is dangerous. In 1998 the Outreach Foundation decided to fill the gap by hosting the Hillbrow Kids week program which provides holistic basic services to the inner-city children of Hillbrow (and beyond). For the past 18 years, this initiative has developed into a flagship of innovative, creative and developmental strategies with a strong focus on child development activities.
Since its inception 18 years ago, the Hillbrow kids’ week initiative has become a household brand and it operates during the first week of the major Gauteng school holidays for children aged between 6-13 and also 14-18 years old. During the week, the children are guided through Bible stories, play fun games and participate in other recreational activities such as life skills workshops. These workshops include subjects like sex education, drug awareness, care and support.
Kids Week attracts more than 300 children each holiday. Around 80 helpers work on Kids Week with our staff.