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u-ACT schools' programme


Ambassadors of change

This programme is aimed at empowering learners through the use of peer coaching, giving them the tools and skills to overcome challenges, create goals and healthy coping behaviours, and focus on their futures.

The programme focuses on supporting grade seven learners to embrace change as they move into secondary education, and learn to deal effectively with the pressure of their personal and academic lives.

Grade 10 and 11 learners are given the opportunity to become Ambassadors of Change, so that they can support their younger peers, modelling healthy behaviour through the use of skills and tools that they are introduced to in the programme.

Teens and tweens are shown the empowering nature of peer support, effective communication and how to discuss difficult situations, as well as reach out for support and help when they need it.


The programme is facilitated by the course creators, Fatima Farred and Mureeda Jadwat. They are both certified coaches and facilitators with U-ACT, who are passionate about youth empowerment.

The programme's focus is:

  • Peer support coaching

  • Youth empowerment

  • Goal setting

  • Developing emotional intelligence

  • Using effective communication tools

  • Learning healthy problem solving and coping techniques

  • Understanding the importance of asking for help

  • Creating a safe environment for learners to share, learn and thrive.


How to get involved

The Schools' Programme is undertaken by the trust through donations and sponsorships by individuals and organisations. The donations are tax deductible and we will issue a Section 18(A) Tax Certificate for the donation.

If you would like more information about the programme or are interested in talking about the facilitation of the programme at your schools. please contact:

Fatima Farred +27(65)943-1492

Mureeda Jadwat +27(62)676-1807


The programme has been successfully facilitated at Everest and Newclare Primary and Westbury High Schools in the first phase of the Ambassadors of Social Change programme.

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