AYDF focuses on delivering high quality services that meet and exceed the requirements of our clients and partners. To this end, focus is placed on the specific deliverables of the contract and skills necessary to be effective in delivery. In addition there are there are specific unique “value-add” components that lead to the achievement of desired results.  These value-add components include:

● Thorough experience with CBOs/NGOs and schools as mentioned above, in implementation, monitoring and evaluation services.
● Corporate credentials in Life skills and youth development in the  marketplace.
● Detailed knowledge and information of each of the provinces based on monitoring and evaluation data of rural communities.

● Experienced staff with local community orientation, experience and knowledge of working alongside local community partners to achieve buy-in and cooperation.
● Our strengthens – infrastructure, network of partner NGO/CBO’s, coaches/tutors, formal relationship with Provincial Departments of Education and Social Development, good rapport with parents and other local stakeholders

Our Services

Life Skills Through Academic Excellence
Programme Research has indicated that young people who are in school are less likely to be a victims of teenage pregnancy, use drugs, be HIV positive etc…

The Life skills through academic excellence programme builds on these findings; by ensuring that each life skills lesson taught is anchored to academic excellence. This innovative approach turns school work into a vehicle through
which young people prove the efficacy of the life skills they are learning.

Substance Abuse Prevention Through Academic Excellence


According to UNICEF, the impact of alcohol and drug abuse is felt in schools in South Africa and is compromising the quality of teaching, learning and the safety of learning spaces. Research by Reddy et al. (2010) indicates that the schooling sector is faced with a number of challenges such as learner drop-out, poor academic performance, learner pregnancy and violence in schools.
1 UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME- International Standards on Drug Use Prevention 2015 The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) research1 states the following as some of the risk factors that make young people vulnerable to initiating the use of drugs:
– family neglect and abuse, poor attachment to school and community, poor attachment to favorable social norms, growing up in marginalized and deprived communities etc…


The Substance Abuse Prevention through Academic Excellence (SAPTAE) programme seeks to target some of these risk factors, particularly poor attachment to school, favorable social norms, family neglect and abuse. Therefore the components of the SAPTAE programme are School Camps, Study groups, Debate, Ke Moja Life Skills modular programme and a Parenting Skills modular programme.


Tembisa, Soweto, Katlegong are the targeted communities for the first phase of the programme. There are high levels of alcohol and drug abuse with the main drugs of choice being Nyaope, Hooker Pipe and Marijuana.

Motivation Programme

The ‘Ke Moja’ campaign aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of drugs, contribute towards skills development initiatives specific to substance abuse prevention, lobby and facilitates the roll out of peer education programme in schools.

​The Gauteng Department of Social Development have revealed that the ‘Ke Moja’- I’m fine campaign has reached over 1.6 million young people in the province in an effort to fight drugs and substance abuse.

MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza revealed this during the fifth annual Ke Moja Awards, as she recognised 350 best performing life coaches and volunteers for assisting school children with drug abuse awareness.

MEC Mayathula-Khoza said that although the campaign has reached more young people in the province, there has been an abrupt increase in drug use by black youth in Gauteng.

“Eighty-eight percent of drug users in Gauteng are black young males under the age of 20, following hot on heels of KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape with 98% and 92% respectively.”

“The use of Nyaope continues to pose a problem, with 4% of patients in Gauteng admitting to the use of the drug. This is a mixture of low grade heroin and other ingredients smoked with dagga,” MEC said.

The ‘Ke Moja’ campaign aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of drugs, contribute towards skills development initiatives specific to substance abuse prevention, lobby and facilitates the roll out of peer education programme in schools.

It also provides parents and School Governing Bodies (SGB) with information on drugs for early identification; promote alternative activities for young people to do instead of drugs, including sport, arts, and reading, amongst others.

In addition, MEC Mayathula-Khoza urged youth to shine away from using drugs as they can lead to a variety of social ills impacting on the health, behaviour and state of mind, placing them at risk of developing life-threatening illnesses later on life.

Leadership Programme

Who is Power in Dance?

Power in Dance is an organisation focused on education, creating opportunities and platforms for all dancers to work with International and Local Dancer, Choreographers and teachers through workshops and master classes.

POWERINDANCE provides beginners through experts, the opportunity to study with top industry professionals and benefit from a pool of extensive knowledge in the dance world.

The Owner/founders are dedicated to maintaining and uplifting, supportive and motivating environment in which to experience the joyous and transformational magic that is dance.
It is widely known that POWER IN DANCE has a passion for supporting young talent as they develop.

How did it all start?

It all started with a dance coach Corlanie Botha and 4 talented young dancers: Jade Lavarone, Deanne Morris, Katelyn Gouvias and Courtney Isaacs and their struggle to raise funds to get to LA (Hollywood) and participate in the incredible opportunity of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) and then taking up the opportunity of learning from the best dancers and choreographers at the Millennium Dance Complex for their scholarship. They won Gold at the World Champs in July 2015 then managed to attend their month long scholarship at the famous Millennium Dance Complex in LA where they got to meet the most amazing choreographers and dance teachers, such as: Anze Skrube, Betty Rox, Comfort, Kenya and most of the Step up 5 movies crew and even did a flash mob with them for Twitch, which aired on the Ellen Show.

This inspired Corlanie and the girls to make a difference in their community and they started working with groups of talented dancers from all areas in Gauteng.  Corlanie shared her passion for dancing with as many dancers she could reach.

PowerinDance has a mission to create platforms, opportunities and hope for talented and dedicated dancers in our community to display their talent and encourage them to grow and excel through Dance. Ultimately, the intention is to enable them to develop their abilities to be able to pursue meaningful careers either locally or abroad.

How can you help Power in Dance?

If you can lend a hand and give a Rand or two, you will be making a difference in the lives of young talented performers in the performing arts and help to instill ‘Ubuntu” back into our communities.
Please help us to encourage the young talent in SA, to dream that anything is possible through hard work, passion and dedication, as long as you never stop dreaming!

Creating educational and learning platforms for young talented dancers to learn from Local and international Choreographers and dancers wanting to come to SA to share their knowledge with dancers here in SA.

What is Ke Moja Hearts and Minds?

Heart and Minds it’s a drama in education which aims to touch the emotions of participants and bring real life situation to class. The play synopsis is taken from Ke Moja manual 1 module 7 topic is consequences. The module gives a brief summary of the module which is Drug use and abuse has a number of legal, health, social, and financial consequences that participants do no often realize.

Hearts and Minds bring visual of this summary into the class road, the drama play is a real life situation and the character make it look and feel real as participants on way of the other were in the situation where they had to make a choice because of peer pressure. At times participants make choices without knowing the full length of consequences that their choice will bring, Hearts and Minds does that to learners and show them the real affect their choices will have.

Who are the characters of Ke Moja Hearts and Minds?

The play synopsis has 4 character and a narrate (making easy to be played out)

  • Tshepo: Young Man who has applied for a College Bursary and really has future goals to move out of her current status with her mother, however he was not investing on his studies but hanging around bad company and because of that he had to make choices that resulted in him in a bad situation.
  • Palesa: Young, smart and goal driven lady who knew what she wanted to achieved and really studied hard to obtain that College Bursary. Finally all her work was paying off and she got that bursary and was ready to live her life, and she made a choice of “going out” to celebrate her results not knowing that for each action they is a reaction.
  • DJ MaKip-kip: a drop out DJ who has found other ways to get income in oreder to maintain his lifestyle what better way than having to sell drugs and prey on young man to help with dealing as he can always deny and push the blame on his dealers.
  • Tshepo Mother: Like any person wanting only the best for her child to be successful and get of the ghetto hood and be someone of high status.

They were many drama techniques that were used and this is not your average drama session where actors/actress play the whole play, however they act out a scene and freeze just to hear what participant think has happened and what they think will happen thereafter. This was used so that we don’t spoon feed the participants but for them to think outside the box and feel that they are part of the production and realize that at times choices we make will make us end up where some of the characters end up in.

How will Ke Moja Hearts and Minds be implemented?

Hearts and Minds is still part of Ke Moja and this alternative is to help enhance the level of learning for the participants and coaches too. Training have being done and even on-site training having being happening, coordinators including coaches are aware that Hearts and Minds is part of their annually Ke Moja target.

It’s still under massbase and the target is as following (per coach):

  • Children – 200 participants
  • Youth – 200 participants

Prior to the event, coordinator do communicate with AYDF and rehearsals are than done to prep the coaches and  each know what role they will be play to make the production a success. The plays takes up to 3hrs max to be complete however in School its break done and can be done in 3 days.

Coordinators have being given a report template to use as part of their feedback tool and coaches clips and pictures will be uploaded on AYDF facebook page.