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Youth Lab

We believe that young people are best placed to define the South Africa that would best support their individual hopes and aspirations.

Youth Lab was created by a group of young South Africans to be a non-partisan connector. In the same way that a bridge, for all its strength, is a passive connector, this organisation aims to be a way for young people to be able to make their voices heard. Youth Lab aims creates spaces for young people to significantly increase their understanding and engagement on policy and socio-economic issues that directly affect them, with the objective of increasing the Youth’s voice and participation, and the nation’s consideration of youth efforts, in policy definition and implementation.

The focus of Youth Lab’s approach is empowerment, rather than ‘doing for’. Youth Lab hopes to make a lasting contribution and help South Africa realise its full potential by helping its youth to participate in building a bright future.