Mashup, founded in 2013, provides training, community youth development, entrepreneurship
training and skills development opportunities to the Youth of South Africa and more specifically
the Westbury community.
Our approach is outcomes based , looking at creating jobs and increased skills for Young people
to have a better chance in becoming active contributors to economic development.
The efforts been made at Westbury Youth Centre are to catch those Youth who are falling through the
cracks of the education system, we aim at catching these Youth, giving them a fresh chance, with the
correct partners around us to step in and help and then to link them on to the next phase of there lives,
be it further education, full time employment or community enrichment activities that help guide them
away from destructive behaviors and restores hope to young lives. Our principle to make this system
work is to form strong relationships with key stakeholders in the Westbury community .We provide a
platform and space where organizations and NPO’s, working toward the same goal can combine their
strengths to have the biggest impact in change in a community.
Mashup aims to facilitate the acquisition of critical life skills and the development of a solid moral
Developing youth’s employment and entrepreneurial skills.
Encouraging youth involvement in community actions and advocacy/awareness through
utilization of their newly acquired media skills as well as participation in community improvement
activities in cooperation with community institutions.
Strengthening youth’s social activism through a critical understanding of community needs,
available resources, and the means and methods appropriate for creating positive change.
Building strategic alliances’ and enhancing networking of local actors working with youth issues.
Ongoing mentoring and support for youth's development by the team leaders implementing the
various programs. Youth's social activism is strengthened and empowered through community
and voluntary projects which we develop.
This will be done through forging meaningful and strategic partnerships and relationships with
stakeholders, its Members and the communities that it operates in.