WE ARE DESIGNERS WITHOUT BORDERS SOUTH AFRICA
We are a South African NPO with a mission to create peaceful, inclusive and equal communities through female and youth empowerment.
We work to empower young people to become active local and global citizens. To inspire and encourage them to take part in designing a better future for themselves and others.
We are based in Grabouw, a rural town in the Overberg District in South Africa’s Western Province.
”The program has helped me identify key issues and become more of a critical thinker. Beforehand I never knew that addressing issues locally on the ground can actually contribute to a global issue.”
Lurvine, from our Youth Leader Program
OUR FOCUS AREAS
We focus particularly on non-formal education through skills development and social entrepreneurship training for youth living in poor, rural communities.
Through the training they learn how to design, develop and implement sustainable entrepreneurship projects which foster their potential and give them a voice and a future.
We believe that girls and women are critical agents of change.
Investing in girls and women is a force multiplier, and can be a powerful catalyst for development. We consider our focus on girls and women to be ‘positive discrimination’.
In essence it is a strategy to maximize the impact of our projects.
We are thankful to our sponsors, both local and international, that make our work possible: