Resilience Case Study: IkamvaYouth: Building youth resilience in Atlantis, South Africa
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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).