IGNITE Youth Organisation is a non-profit organisation and thus we depend upon the generous gifts and donations from organisations, companies, churches and individuals to continue the work we are doing with young people. We accept both monetary and in-kind gifts and donations. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with details about your gift and donation, and the Program you want to support.
For cash donations, once you send us an email with the details of the amount you would like to donate, we will send you our bank details. We are currently still working on our online payment system for donations.
For in-kind gifts, we can always use:
- good quality used clothes for babies/children/teenagers/young adults (male and female)
- items of sports equipment (deflated footballs, volleyballs, cricket bats, football shirts)
- toiletries for young women (soap, deodorant, body lotion, sanitary towels, toothbrushes)
- items of office stationary (paper, pens, exercise books/notebooks, staplers, computers, chairs, desks)
- items of band equipment (mics, cables, speakers, music instruments)
Thank you very much! We look forward to receiving your email! Your gift and donation will go a long way in helping us reach more youth, and impact more communities and societies.
Many of us enjoy the Arts – music, dance, theater, poetry and other visual arts. They can make our world seem more beautiful, and bring us joy and new perspective. But Creative Arts can have a big impact on youth development. Exposure to Creative Arts can help young people develop many positive skills and capacities that are valued by leaders and employers, such as persistence, collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving, motivation, and problem solving. In addition, exposure to Creative Arts can improve a young person's confidence and academic performance.
We believe in the creativity and talent of young African people and the immense power that this holds in delivering a message of hope and love that bring transformation and healing.
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The IGNITE Creativity Program empowers youth to use arts, write and perform songs that spread positive messages of hope, love, inspiration, and healing to families and communities. They explore themes of positivity on every topic from family issues, non-violence, education and health; and to raise awareness on social injustices such as forced girl marriages, child abuse and drugs; to name a few. Support our Creative Arts Program so we can empower more young people to use their talents to impact their communities positively.
Medication and therapy can be helpful for some but for many young people who are struggling to express themselves and end up bottling their emotions, music and poetry offer hope, something to hold on to, plus a new focus with new methods of release. It’s something that they can keep coming back to as a positive anchor, something that doesn’t trigger worry around potential side effects or cost, and that can be a source of connection and community with other people. If our health services could embrace the opportunities presented by creative activities like writing, music-making and performing, they could save other people’s lives too.
This song was inspired by the unfortunate xenophobic attacks that have occurred in South Africa, where the lives of foreigners, including those of Africans from other countries, were lost due to xenophobic violence. IGNITE Youth Organisation in collaboration with young artists and musicians in Zimbabwe namely Lil Megaz, Wadiwa Musiq, Reich, Rufaro Chapoterera and Runit, decided to come together and call for Africans to unite, end the violence and live in unity as brothers and sisters. We are calling for UBUNTU, for UNITY, for PEACE & LOVE.
This yearly concert brings together young people in Africa and conveys a new vision of Africa as free, proud, creative and optimistic and emphasized dialogue between peoples and cultures, about the Africa we want to create for tomorrow. It’s about artists across disciplines talking about the future of their art form.” It is a multi-disciplinary event that shows that art can be a magnificent catalyst for debate on any subject … we are using these art forms to articulate a new African identity, to articulate African renaissance.