We Are the

National Youth
Development Outreach.

About Us

In 1990 Billy Paulson established a Community Development Organization called "Youth Development Outreach" (YDO). With a mission to train, teach and develop young people and taking a firm stand against the evils of society influencing the youth. This would be accomplished through unconditional acceptance. Now 25 years later, the organization still exists known as National Youth Development Outreach (NYDO).

Unemployment falls harshly on young South Africans and becomes part of the evils of society influencing the youth. The young people in the townships of Eersterus, Mamelodi, Nellmapius, Cullinan and Bronkhorstspruit are faced with life issues discouraging them to dream, set goals and reach their full potential.

Our Programmes

What We Do.

We are a non-profit oraganization with various development programmes that provide an alternative to a life of drugs and gangsterism. Over the years we have developed into an organization with an integrated and holistic approach to working with young people.

The programmes of NYDO include an Adolescent diversion/development program, prevention program, parenting programme and empowerment and development programmes that includes activities such as: adventure camps; hiking trails; historical, cultural or recreational outings; highschool readiness camps; drumming, music and art activities; holiday programmes.

Adolescent Development Programme (ADP)

10 - 12 Week therapeutic behavioural change groups.

Individual therapeutic sessions.

Adventure activities.

Parenting Programme

Parenting training

Family fun

Prevention Programme


Re-story life skills program; Edutainment Art Performances; Cyber bullying programme


Basic computer skills; Job readiness; Introduction to entrepeneurship

Holiday Programme

Community based recreational skills

Adventure leadership camps

Aftercare Support Programme



Connect to the world

Journey of life

These activities are aimed to support the young people to overcome their fears, self-doubt and low self-esteem and expose them to positive activities that can build up their confidence and self-esteem.

Performance Arts/Edutainment Performances

Topics include:

Who am I; Anger; Drugs; Alcohol; Abuse; Bullying; Abortion; Conflict; Xenophobia; Teen Pregnancy; HIV/Aids and many more

Industries can contact NYDO for needs-based performances to address issues.

Skills training

The purpose of skills training is to provide youth with sustainable life skills that will increase their chances of entering the job market or to start their own small business.


See Our Gallery and Management.

We have a friendly group of hard working staff willing to go the extra mile for the youth they work with and that are in need of our help. The staff at NYDO love to serve, build relationships, support, guide, empower and develop all youth visiting National Youth Development Outreach.


We look the initiative behind the play done by the Reflections and what they think about the organisation and their future. Details


We see the comments made by the management of National Youth Developement Outreach during the interviews on how NYDO contribute to the communities, after the play done by the Reflections. Details


We take a look on how the Reflections portray some issues involving gangesterism in South African communities and how to deal with them and show youth what is our organization is doing.Details


We enjoy community participation from the young people, their families and former participants of our programs. Each memory gathered from former mentors, parents of young people and young person testifying the impact NYDO played in their formative life-phase.Details


He established a Community Development Organization called "Youth Development Outreach" (YDO). With a mission to train, teach and develop young people taking a firm stand against evils of society influencing the youth. Details


The productions is based upon various social issues which were raised by the youth in the research phase of the project. Details

Our team and their say.

  • Being part of NYDO make it possible to influence lives of young people through a well establish organisation is a privilege. The testimonies from mentors, parents of formative life-phase, made me proud to be part of the organisation. Young people wanting to become reliable, diligent and responsible citizens, my message to you is; NYDO is the place where you can discover ourselves and develop your potential through arts, skills development and other unique NYDO ways. The support, guidance and encouragement of the Board of Directors ensure good governance of NYDO. To steer NYDO to grow and develop from strength to strength delivering wonderful programs in the communities is a unique opportunity.

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    Elzabe Aucamp CEO, National Youth Development Outreach.
  • I think part of the uniqueness of the organization is the fact that youth development has taken many forms, e.g. life skills development to enhance their functioning; development of their environments the family, school, community, and vocational development e.g. technical skills training to assist in their income generation. The focus on using creative methods and been led by the needs of the youth, ensures that the initiatives are relevant and exciting! The effort to employ and continuously develop staff who have passion for youth and empowerment ensures the effectiveness of the programs.

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    Mandy Manuel Senior Social Worker/Program Manager, NYDO.


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Contact Information
Where to Find Us

223 Saint Joseph Avenue,
PO BOX 41039
Eersterus, 0022

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Call Us At

Phone: (+27) 12 806 8876
Mobile: (+27) 082 828 0191
Fax: (+27) 12 806 8880