Our mission

To guide youth into caring and responsible adulthood through mentoring, building skills and knowledge, creating strong family and community ties, and allowing the healing power of Wilderness to transform lives.

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Our programmes

In each of the programmes, children and youth, together with their parents are empowered through support and the development of new skills using a variety of activities. Usiko provides all necessary equipment and materials including transport and food.

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6 May, 2019

Be a role model, be a mentor – Marelize Matthyse

“I want to be to others what Aunty Christina was to me.” Marelize Matthyse is a first year B.Ed student at the University of Stellenbosch. The 24 year old was born, raised and schooled in Jamestown; a residential community 40km’s east from Stellenbosch central. The community has two schools; Weber Gedenk Primary and Stellenzicht High… Read more »

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Upcoming events

17 June 2019

Youth Day

All the young people who are currently enrolled in an Usiko programme are invited to join us on the day. Venue: Weber Gedenk School hall.

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