Welcome to Kliptown Youth Program

                                 "From Poverty to Opportunity" 

KYP’s mission is to
provide opportunities that will enable our young people to rise out of poverty.

We seek to develop young and dynamic individuals who are willing to contribute effectively for the betterment of their community

Our tutoring, athletic, and arts programs provide a life to the children of Kliptown not defined by survival, but by the ability to be active community members, to have dreams, and most of all to have hope about the future

My 10 tips for success in life...
By Minenhle Nxasana

We sat down with Minenhle Nxasana to learn more about what we can do to be successful in our lives.


My name is Minenhle Nxasana, I am 9 years old, and I am doing grade 4 at Florida Avenue Primary School. I live with my Mom, Dad, and little sister here in Kliptown. I am also a proud member at Kliptown Youth Program.

When I grow up I would love to be a Doctor and help those who are sick, especially those in my community. My favourite subjects are maths and English. I am a very hard worker, and I always aim to achieve good marks at school.

Here are my tips for how you can be successful in your life…

1.  To be successful, you must have trust in yourself that you are able to do anything.

2.  Work hard and you will receive the rewards you work hard for.

3.  Always ask for help if you are struggling with something.  There is nothing wrong with being helped.

4.  Keep learning.

5.  If you do good, you will achieve good.

6.  Never lie.  Lies will catch up with you some day.

7.  Forgive and never return the bad that was done to you.

8.  Be forever thankful for every little thing you receive.

9.  Don’t think about what others have that you don’t have. Focus on what you want to achieve.

10.  Believe in yourself. Always tell yourself it is possible.
Thank you so much for everything you do to help give Minenhle and all of our other KYP members the chance to be successful in their lives!