This Youth Month, UCT News will profile young University of Cape Town (UCT) community members who are hard at work across South Africa in an effort to make a difference in society. The month of June holds significance in the country as it is a commemoration of the historic tragedy of 16 June 1976 when hundreds of youth were killed while protesting against unjust education policies.
UCT Children’s Institute, in collaboration with its partner organisations, has launched a petition to encourage government to improve mental health support services for children and adolescents.08 Jun 2023 - 7 min read Youth Month
“We can and must change things for ourselves and improve the state of this country for those who will come after us.
We can’t do that while being idle.”
– Sukainah McCabe, a fourth-year social work student