We operate from the Eastern Cape, one of the poorest provinces in South Africa. Our head office is in East London, and our programmes operate across 24 distinct communities in OR Tambo and Amatole districts.

Youth Leaders Today for Tomorrow
Youth Leaders Today for Tomorrow, funded by BIG Lottery Fund, is a 3 year programme working on teenage pregnancy, Gender Based Violence, and Livelihoods. It aims to bring together youth organisations to work on these issues. We will recruit 50 national volunteers every year who will lead our projects for 9 months. The programme will be carried out in 12 communities in Alfred Nzo, Amathole and Tambo districts.

Safe Guard Young People
This is a 3 year programme, funded by UNFPA, based in Alfred Nzo district in Mount Frere. Working with young people, aged 10 – 24, it's goal is to contribute towards improving their Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights status, with a special focus on HIV prevention. The project hopes to increase cooperation, knowledge sharing and management amongst stakeholders and increase knowledge around protective sexual behaviours among young people. The programme also aims to strengthen quality age appropriate and integrated Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health, HIV and Gender Based Violence Sservices for adolescents and youth, and increase meaningful participation of young people in leading Sexual Reproductive Health and HIV initiatives.   

International citizenship service
The International Citizenship Service(ICS) is a volunteering programme which sees young national volunteers run projects in their communities, living and working alongside volunteers from the UK. Together they becomme a part of the local communitiy and contribute to long term development projects, working together on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Livelihoods and Gender Based Violence issues. 


Working with [Restless Development] facilitators was a great inspiration and it changed me a lot. Working with young successful people is the most motivating part because today’s young people too often concentrate on doing bad things such as alcohol abuse and crime.

- Phathiwe Bonakele, volunteer peer educator from Gwaba


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