Why We Started CIPS
Three students, with lived experiences across Southern Africa, expressed a mutual frustration that youth are victims of a pending ‘youth-quake’- a tragedy of escalating levels of school drop-out rates, youth unemployment and the dependency syndrome. They teamed up and investigated this issue further; their findings were that young people are eager to counter the ‘youth-quake’, however, they were no systems set up to guide their ideas into definitive action. The traditional schooling system in Southern Africa, like in many other parts of the world, lacks the capacity to equip youth with the relevant knowledge, skills and mindsets to meet their needs of today. The trio was prompted to establish CIPS as an urgent remedy to the matter.