Seriti Institute’s Westonaria Youth Initiative is funded by the Claude Leon Foundation. The project runs from November 2016 to October 2019.

The Westonaria Youth Initiative (WeYI) emerged out of work done by Seriti Institute in Westonaria in partnership with the Gold Alliance (comprised of Gold Fields Ltd and Sibanye Gold Limited) from 2014 to 2016. The WeYI brings together for the first time a Football4Youth Initiative and a Youth Mentorship Initiative. The day-to-day implementation of the project is being carried out by Phaphama Initiatives under the leadership of Thamsanqa Mzaku and Mosiwa Malula.


The set goals for the project are to:

  • Provide a structured, organised programme of developmental activities that enhance the physical, psychological and social growth of children and youth; and
  • Develop resilience in children and youth.