A few Words about Us

Our Vision

BeTheChange is a Registered Non Profit and Public Based Organization established by Rustum Fortune, having as its aim the development of young people, particularly youth, in every area of life, focusing on sustainable development and promoting the values of the South African Constitution, specifically the Bill of Rights.

Our United Nations Mandate

United Nations World Program of Action for Youth

We also aim to be a surrogate for the United Nations World Program of Action for Youth.

The fields identified are education, employment, poverty, health, environment, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, leisure-time activities, young women and the effective participation of youth in the life of society and in decision-making, globalization, information and communication technologies, HIV/AIDS, armed conflict, and intergenerational issues.

Implementing the United Nations Mandate

What this Involves

Implementation of the Program of Action requires the full enjoyment by young people of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and also requires that Governments take effective action against violations of these rights and freedoms and promote non-discrimination, tolerance, respect for diversity, with full respect for various religious and ethical values, cultural backgrounds and philosophical convictions of their young people, equality of opportunity, solidarity, security and participation of all young people.