YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (YES) PROGRAMME
The purpose of Youth Environmental Service (YES) Programme is to promote sustainable development and conservation of natural resources; protect and improve the quality and safety of the environment; prevent and reduce environmental pollution and waste; continuously improve the atmosphere and quality of air and create suitable conditions for sustainable growth and development.
Its implementation ultimately instils the culture of taking pride and ownership towards the management of an environment. The YES programme is under the auspices of the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP), which has vastly gained ground to boost the youth on poverty alleviation and job creation within the Province of KwaZulu-Natal. The programme is mostly beneficial to rural areas that are more advantageous or conducive to agricultural driven projects.
The youth is the primary target and implementing agent of the programme. In addition, youth will acquire scarce-skills required to the improvement of economy through farming, permaculture, tree planting which embraces nature and reasons to nurture its well-being for future generations; eradication of alien vegetation to improving ecological integrity of the natural system; environmental education in terms of awareness towards improving the quality of the environment and environmental problems and conservation among people within their respective areas or residence.
Director: Mr X.C Xulu
Private Bag X 9041
Tel: 033 355 5575/ 5572