OneVoice South Africa (OVSA) partners specifically with young people and supports them on leading on their health and futures.
Being a young person in South Africa can’t always be easy. Growing up is a journey often burdened with the effects of a seemingly unrelenting HIV/TB epidemic and educational systems are still recovering from the country’s previous inequalities. Not to mention issues of poverty and unemployment.
Nonetheless, I am proud when I see how brave and inspiring young South Africans are. They bring boundless energy, passion and fresh ideas to the table, and their commitment is critical to building a healthy tomorrow. Seen neither as children nor uninformed adults, they are in a stage of transition from childhood to adulthood, which is both a time of risk but also great opportunity for change.
Around the world, an increasing number of health interventions are now partnering with young people. By providing them with the platform to voice and address their concerns, they can and willinitiate change, while many already lead by example in their communities, who in turn, will be skilled and able to support sustainable change over time.
OneVoice South Africa (OVSA) recognises the crucial role young people can play in the prevention, early detection and management of HIV and TB. The organisation especially believes in partnering with young people (13-25 years), as while still facing many obstacles to treatment, care and information – they’re also without doubt, the emerging leaders and catalysts for a concerted and realistic response in the fight against HIV and TB in their communities.
If you want to help us support young people become the leaders on their health, and those of their loved ones, please connect with us on www.onevoice.org.za or www.happyinschool.com or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 031-2020555. Facebook: our profile name is OneVoice SA