In 1990 Billy Paulson established a Community Development Organization called "Youth Development Outreach" (YDO). With a mission to train, teach and develop young people and taking a firm stand against the evils of society influencing the youth. This would be accomplished through unconditional acceptance. Now 25 years later, the organization still exists known as National Youth Development Outreach (NYDO).
Unemployment falls harshly on young South Africans and becomes part of the evils of society influencing the youth. The young people in the townships of Eersterus, Mamelodi, Nellmapius, Cullinan and Bronkhorstspruit are faced with life issues discouraging them to dream, set goals and reach their full potential.
10 - 12 Week therapeutic behavioural change groups.
Individual therapeutic sessions.
Re-story life skills program; Edutainment Art Performances; Cyber bullying programme
Basic computer skills; Job readiness; Introduction to entrepeneurship
Community based recreational skills
Adventure leadership camps
Connect to the world
Journey of life
These activities are aimed to support the young people to overcome their fears, self-doubt and low self-esteem and expose them to positive activities that can build up their confidence and self-esteem.
Who am I; Anger; Drugs; Alcohol; Abuse; Bullying; Abortion; Conflict; Xenophobia; Teen Pregnancy; HIV/Aids and many more
Industries can contact NYDO for needs-based performances to address issues.
The purpose of skills training is to provide youth with sustainable life skills that will increase their chances of entering the job market or to start their own small business.
We look the initiative behind the play done by the Reflections and what they think about the organisation and their future. Details
We see the comments made by the management of National Youth Developement Outreach during the interviews on how NYDO contribute to the communities, after the play done by the Reflections. Details
We take a look on how the Reflections portray some issues involving gangesterism in South African communities and how to deal with them and show youth what is our organization is doing.Details
We enjoy community participation from the young people, their families and former participants of our programs. Each memory gathered from former mentors, parents of young people and young person testifying the impact NYDO played in their formative life-phase.Details
He established a Community Development Organization called "Youth Development Outreach" (YDO). With a mission to train, teach and develop young people taking a firm stand against evils of society influencing the youth. Details
Being part of NYDO make it possible to influence lives of young people through a well establish organisation is a privilege. The testimonies from mentors, parents of formative life-phase, made me proud to be part of the organisation. Young people wanting to become reliable, diligent and responsible citizens, my message to you is; NYDO is the place where you can discover ourselves and develop your potential through arts, skills development and other unique NYDO ways. The support, guidance and encouragement of the Board of Directors ensure good governance of NYDO. To steer NYDO to grow and develop from strength to strength delivering wonderful programs in the communities is a unique opportunity.
I think part of the uniqueness of the organization is the fact that youth development has taken many forms, e.g. life skills development to enhance their functioning; development of their environments the family, school, community, and vocational development e.g. technical skills training to assist in their income generation. The focus on using creative methods and been led by the needs of the youth, ensures that the initiatives are relevant and exciting! The effort to employ and continuously develop staff who have passion for youth and empowerment ensures the effectiveness of the programs.
223 Saint Joseph Avenue,
PO BOX 41039
Phone: (+27) 12 806 8876
Mobile: (+27) 082 828 0191
Fax: (+27) 12 806 8880