On 6 April 2017, Agape Youth Movement (AYM) and Junior Chamber International (JCI) Tshwane entered into a formal partnership. In alignment with Objective 3 (Provide, with partners, a peer support and mentorship platform for youth-based organisations and institutions. See www.aym.org.za/about) of the organisation and youth entrepreneurship development programmes (see www.aym.org.za/business), AYM officially entered into a three (3) year strategic partnership with JCI Tshwane. The partnership is formed on the following objectives:
- Organisational Awareness (both offline and online)
- Youth Entrepreneurship Programmes
Co-founder and CEO of AYM – Mr Thabang Ramoroka (Abuti Rams), emphasised the importance of creating partnerships for youth development especially in the youth entrepreneurship space. “Having worked with JCI Tshwane informally in 2013 under the leadership of Mr Ndzimeni (former JCI Tshwane President), it is fitting for us to enter into a formal agreement which will benefit both organisations and ultimately increase our collective impact within youth entrepreneurship development. AYM will further connect JCI Tshwane with its other resource and strategic partners within Tshwane. Surely this will strengthen the work of youth development, not only in Tshwane but to the rest of the country.”, he emphasised.
Central to our youth entrepreneurship development programmes’ goals and objectives, our intention is to become an entrepreneurial engine, fueling entrepreneurs and businesses by presenting opportunities to learn, network and leverage off each other’s knowledge, resources and enthusiasm.
AYM and JCI Tshwane will endeavour to inform its membership and stakeholders about either organisation to foster an environment where its stakeholders and companies support and cooperate with both organisations.