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Empowering Youth: The "Why Wait" Program and a Big Thank You to Small Village and Rütli Stiftung

null • 3 min read • Oct 21, 2023 1:31:08 AM • Written by: Lehikeng Trust

In a world brimming with fast-paced decisions and temptations, guiding today's youth toward a path of thoughtful choices and responsible living has never been more important. The "Why Wait" program, a remarkable initiative, has been making waves in this endeavor, focusing on abstinence, safe sex, and delayed engagement in drugs and alcohol.

 It's not only impacting lives but also transforming the future of countless young individuals. In this blog, we will share  the significance of the "Why Wait" program and extend a heartfelt thank you to its generous supporters, Small Village and Rütli Stiftung.

The "Why Wait" Program: A Beacon of Hope

The "Why Wait" program is an extraordinary 3-day event designed to empower the youth of Ngamiland, arming them with the knowledge, skills, and resilience to make informed  sexual decisions. 

The initiative's primary objectives include promoting abstinence as a choice, imparting education on safe sex practices, and educating about the perils of early engagement in drugs and alcohol.

This program stands as a beacon of hope, especially in regions where young people often face the harsh realities of early exposure to adult decisions. 

Factors such as family structures, societal pressures, and limited access to guidance can lead them down treacherous paths. "Why Wait" strives to change that narrative by offering a safe and nurturing environment for exploration and self-discovery.

The Three Days That Can Transform a Life

Day 1 - Discovery:

The journey begins with self-discovery. Participants engage in workshops focusing on the power of Knowing your Body. This segment addresses the following sub- topics:

  1. Physical Development : Bodily changes – boys and girls.
  2. Sexual Readiness of the Body
  3. Dangers of Teenage Pregnancy (For Both Girls And Boys).
  4. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
  5. Protection against Pregnancy

Day 2 - Empowerment:

Armed with newfound knowledge, the youth delve into the world of  Self-Leadership and engaging in safe and informed relationships. Through team-building activities and open sharing sessions, they build connections and share their stories.

Day 3: Workshops

Participants engage in workshops focusing on the power of choices, the benefits of abstinence, and the importance of waiting for the right time. In a nurturing environment, they learn about the value of making deliberate and informed decisions. This day empowers them to make responsible choices regarding their personal lives, relationships, and sexual health. 


The program concludes with inspiration. Keynote speakers share their stories and insights, instilling a sense of hope and direction in the young participants. Creative expression workshops offer them a chance to reflect on their own journeys and chart a course for their futures.

A Heartfelt Thank You to Small Village and Rütli Stiftung

The "Why Wait" program has been made possible through the generosity of Small Village and Rütli Stiftung, two organizations dedicated to creating a brighter future for our youth. 

Their support has allowed countless young people to access life-changing opportunities, providing them with the tools they need to navigate the challenges they face.

To Small Village and Rütli Stiftung, we extend our deepest gratitude. Your belief in the potential of the next generation and your commitment to empowering them are truly commendable.

Thanks to your unwavering support, the "Why Wait" program is making a positive impact on the lives of the youth, transforming them into confident, informed, and resilient individuals.

Final Thoughts

The "Why Wait" program is a shining example of how a community can come together to support its youth, guiding them toward a brighter and more promising future.

It's a reminder that, with the right knowledge and support, young individuals can make informed choices that will benefit them and society as a whole.

We invite everyone to be part of this transformation. Whether as a donor, a volunteer, or a participant, your involvement can make a significant difference.

 Join us in empowering the youth and giving them the tools to build a better future, one thoughtful choice at a time. Thank you, Small Village and Rütli Stiftung, for leading the way in this vital endeavor.

Join us in empowering the youth and giving them the tools to build a better future

Lehikeng Trust

We initiate and participate in community projects to help ensure we restore social interactions among the vulnerable elderly population, orphans and youth to restore family and societal values.