Resilience Case Study: IkamvaYouth: Building youth resilience in Atlantis, South Africa
100 Resilient Cities,
Resilient Cape Town
GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.
Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019).
GreenCape has published a resilience case study looking at how to build resilience amongst the youth, appropriately titled: IkamvaYouth: Building youth resilience in Atlantis, South Africa.
This case study describes the work of IkamvaYouth, a peer-to-peer academic support programme for high school students in Atlantis, a town within the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa.
The case study identifies that IkamvaYouth builds resilience among youth by:
- Empowering individuals through education and training support;
- Building confidence and networks through peer-to-peer support; and
- Providing a broader network of support for youth across their community.
To access the free case study, click on the link provided above (click the title).