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loveLife promotes healthy, HIV-free living among South African teenagers. Our mission is to create a generation of Creative, Complete and Connected young people who have the skills, knowledge and self-belief to stay HIV free.
This not-for-profit organisation addresses the individual, societal and structural drivers of high-risk behaviour through combining multimedia campaigns, community-level outreach, clinical and psycho-social services.
Our leadership programmes are implemented by a national youth volunteer corps known as groundBREAKERs and mpintshis. These change agents work in more than 8000 schools nationwide from 900 bases in loveLife Y-Centres, youth-friendly clinics, and social franchises.
Our new brand offering, Powering the Future, positions youth leadership as the dynamo for future growth and sustainability. Youthfulness, action, passion and innovation are our values – anchoring all that we do.
Major funding for loveLife is from the National Department of Health, the National Department of Social Development and Sport and Recreation South Africa. Additional funding is provided by Mpumalanga Department of Social Development, North West Department of Social Development, Anglo American, Berco Express, Royal Bafokeng Nation, Volkswagen, KfW, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, 2010 FIFA World Cup Legacy Trust, The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the National Youth Development Agency and Football for Hope.
National toll-free help lines: Dial 0800 121 900 for our toll-free youth line and 0800 121 100 for our toll-free parent line. We also produce UNCUT, South Africa's #1 youth magazine. loveLife implements youth and family programmes such as Born Free Dialogues in communities all over the country and provides Youth Friendly Services in government clinics, Youth Centres, as well as research and information publications.