Golden Future South Africa mentorship program seeks volunteers

Patricia Joven + Jason Ying

Patricia Joven + Jason Ying, photo courtesy of UWinnipeg

UWinnipeg students Patricia Joven and Jason Yang traveled to South Africa for an experience of a life time last spring, and now they are looking for other students to join them. They were part of a team that aims to change the lives of high school students living in one of the country’s most vulnerable communities, Khayelitsha, a highly impoverished township in Cape Town. The UWinnipeg pair joined peers from three other Canadian universities for this eye-opening experience.

“For students here, the opportunity is valuable,” says Jason Yang, an executive with UWinnipeg’s Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, who is organizing this school’s involvement with the initiative. “To get involved in such a big project, on the other side of the world, for a student who has lived here their entire life – it will definitely change their perspective, show them what the world is like outside of Canada.”

The Golden Future South Africa Youth Empowerment Project is recruiting a new volunteer team to go to South Africa in May 2016. This is a unique opportunity for students to reach beyond our community, to help youth empowerment on the other side of the world, to hone leadership skills, and to work with student volunteers from all across Canada.  Students from any discipline are welcomed to join.  For more information and application details, please email Jason at

Although it is an initiative of the Golden Key International Honour Society, this experience is open to all UWinnipeg students.


Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg

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