(Every Parent is My Parent- Every Child is My Child)
Registration no: 088-062-NPO
Welcome to the Simplicity (love)One Love & Enough Respect for LifeTwo hands are better than One
YCD (Young Community Developer) Federation is a registered NPO/NGO (Non-Government Organization). The Organization was established five years ago with the vision of developing Social and Education enthusiasm from the youth, this has been to date a success, which prompted the decision among the Founders & Directors to make the Organization a legal entity recognizable in law, these was duly done on the 24/03/2011.
YCD Federation is proud to announce its partnership with the Department of Culture and Leisure of the Municipality of Simrishamn, Sweden, to promoting the More Than One Story as a positive solution to stop Segregation, Prejudice and Xenophobia spirit from spreading in the mind of the Youth and Society.
More Than One Story
Originally inspired by the Nigerian writer: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Originally developed and established by the Department of Culture and Leisure, youth and the community of Simrishamn, Sweden.
Inspired by a lecture entitled ‘The Danger of a Single Story’, illustrating the danger that arises when people hear only a single story about a country, a culture, a group or an Individual. The inventors of the game deemed it important for us to hear More Than One Story about each other in order to avoid Prejudice, Segregation and Racism.’
YCD (Young Community Developer) Federation is in partnership with the Department of Culture and Leisure in the Municipality of Simrishamn, Sweden and affiliated to other local organisations to present the More Than One Story card game to the South African communities.
The introduction of the game in South Africa is an internal YCD federation project named The MTOS Project. The MTOS foremost project objective is to promote the use of the card game as a tool to prevent and overcome present and future negative tensions within Africans residing in South Africa, referred to as refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants and South African citizens for the purpose of unity and social cohesion to exist in South African communities.
Our reality at YCD Federation is that the xenophobic attacks which took place during the year 2008 and recent in South Africa during the month of April 2015, are affected by the acceptance of a single story, which it’s effects symbolize segregation, prejudice and racism. We as YCD Federation have realized that the society, trough informal and formal organisations, schools, social gatherings can together work towards rehabilitating our communities and it’s members by implementing current and innovative tools that are recognized internationally to produce desired results in a society that has correctly implemented such tools.
At YCD Federation, we believe that two hands are better than one, where we are appreciating the opportunity which the Department of Culture and Leisure of Simrishamn, Sweden has given to YCD Federation through the collaboration in the ’More Than One Story’ project roll-out for the benefit of South Africa. In our Country, we have experienced the Danger of a Single Story, since oppression years unto this present. The acts that took place recently in our country have internationally shamed what we as the citizens of South Africa stand for which is UBUNTU; a Zulu term which translates to humanity, humility and togetherness.