The YOLO_ekasi project engages with youth (aged 18 to 30) from Delft and Philippi in a participatory research process to stimulate debate around youth and leisure. The project aims to contribute new knowledge to the policy debate on alcohol control, responding in particular to the concerns about young people
and their use or abuse of alcohol.

Using a Photovoice process and wave of engagements, the project has generated photographs and critical thinking on the leisure activities of young South Africans and in particular the role that liquor consumption fulfils in influencing leisure experience. Our objective is to stimulate a conversation among youth on the risks of drinking, so to encourage other youth to embrace leisure responsibly, minimising the risks of substance abuse to themselves, their families and the broader community. Furthermore the project created a space for youth to express themselves and the diverse influences and ambitions.

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