NZ African Welfare Services provides opportunities for young people to have greater participation in training, employment and education.

AIM AND VISION

My Skills Enterprise aims to bring life skills and financial knowledge to African youths between the ages of 11-25 years old. The project should help channel successful routes for the youths to participate in the job market while creating safe spaces that will help reduce barriers of exceeding academically and socially. It is the hope of the organisation that the program imparts the African youth with characteristics of entrepreneurship that will enable them to take risks, have the courage to face possible failures and develop self-belief in their own work

My Skills BusIness

My Skills Youth Enterprise provides the resources and support to develop their ideas through practical experiences. The youth run their social enterprises through working in teams, conducting market research whilst identifying their target market, and also cash flow monitoring. Participants can keep all the profits or donate to a charity of their choice.

My skills Money Advice

Coin Bank Near Coins --- Image by © Fancy/Veer/Corbis

Coin Bank Near Coins — Image by © Fancy/Veer/Corbis

Fully trained staff will deliver money advice to our youth around Auckland. Our aim is to make money matters and financial choices easier for all Africans, whatever their circumstances. Advice is completely free for users if they are New Zealand resident between the ages of 11-25 years.
• Personal Budgeting
• Insurance
• Savings and Investment
• Credit
• Mortgages
• Benefits and Taxes

My Skills Youth Mentoring

Youth workers provide one on one mentoring for African migrant and refugee youths. Within this bracket includes other programs to support their holistic development and adjustment in New Zealand.

Social activities

My Skills Enterprise Project has activities throughout the year to help build our African youth’s leadership, social and team skills. All of which are equally important in building the primary needs of youth.

Big brother and Sister Project

Committed university students will buddy up with one child in the community whom they help out with their homework or spend quality time with. This is done at least once a week with a minimum of two hours. The purpose of this system is to give our young people the opportunity to surround themselves with good role models they can trust and mold credible characteristics for themselves.

Sports Events

Sports are a great way to build teamwork and accountability towards other people. My skills enterprise hosts sports days where youths from all ethnic backgrounds can participate in friendly competitions against each other. There are holiday clubs that allow the youth to engage in a chosen sport and play socially.

Movie Nights

Young people gather and socialize whilst seizing the opportunity to play positive movies they can learn from, in a safe environment.

Ball for Africa

This is a great social event where not only Africans but also other ethnicities can attend and honor Africa and celebrate unity. All donations will be towards the organisation or a different charity.

Office and shop photo


We are working hard, in communicating with community stakeholders to support us in making our future projects a success and we cannot make this a success without the help of sponsors and their kind donations. If you are interested in partnering with us, or supporting us, please send us a message on youthproject@africanwelfare.org.nz


CONTACT US
PH: (09) 838-1530
EM: youthproject@africanwelfare.org.nz
A: 35 Railside Avenue, Henderson, Auckland
PO Box 78308, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245
www.africanwelfare.org.nz