The youth has always been a force to be reckoned with. Focused Network has created a community of girls from various townships and rural areas in South Africa. Girls and young women who are taking action to improve their lives. Among them, are self-taught photographers, salon owners, students, artists, bread winners (as young as they are), etc.

Focused Network 2022 Youth Month campaign:

Focused Network has filmed several videos showcasing the talent of some of our girls. This exciting campaign was launched with the intention to inspire other girls through the powerful stories of their peers and show that nothing is impossible.

How is Focused Network helping communities?

  • Providing mentorship programmes that are designed to nurture, empower, and offer girls and young women the best development, preparing them for lifetime leadership.
  • Cultivating and perpetuating interest in personal growth, education, and entrepreneurship to drive change and improve their socio-economic status.
  • Offering a safe space (a sense of belonging that everyone deserves).
  • Broadening their horizon and giving them an opportunity to explore, learn, play and grow in different spaces, some of which they have never ever been exposed to before.

Focused Network was formed in direct response to the growing number of young people who are either falling through the cracks at school or going astray resulting in a perpetuated cycle of poverty, lack of education and unemployment. The goal of the programme is to identify girls and young women from disadvantaged environments, help them transition to adulthood and offer a positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different at each level but goals remain the same and aligned to empowering young people to make positive changes in their lives.

“Blessed is a nation with focused young people. Learning not only happens in the classroom. It happens everywhere. Each of us has something to share and impart. Always pay it forward. It can make a world of difference to young people.” – says Focused Network Founder & Chairperson, Shirley Nhlengethwa.

People can support the campaign by buying a Focused Girls Rock T-shirt selling at R250 each. Produced in South Africa – 100% Cotton. For online orders, visit: OR WhatsApp 060 649 0210.

Focused Girls Rock T-shirt