My Voice, Our Story
This book is a collection of stories from the youth who were involved in the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s youth project, The Ashley Kriel Youth Leadership Development Project.
This reﬂects the collective journey participants embarked on and is testimony to their dedication to self-improvement and their commitment to promoting reconciliation and building inclusive societies.
Special recognition goes to Hilton Nyirenda, who co-facilitated the workshops and who has greatly enriched the project with his skills as facilitator and experience in working with youth.
A vote of thanks goes to Arnold Ndepa, who manages the University of the Western Cape’s Advanced Leadership Programme; Zain Nazier, the youth coordinator at the NGO New World Foundation; and partners at Stellenbosch University, who sourced youth from their respective institutions and organisations to be part of the project.
Many of the staff at IJR were instrumental in informing the development and implementation of the project and their input has been invaluable.