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Demartini Student Empowerment Program

Helping Young Adults to Excel

The Demartini Student Empowerment Program

A Demartini Institute initiative in South Africa to further educate young adults aged 18 - 26.


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Make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged learners?

Give a student a new opportunity and an achievable dream for their future?


The Demartini Institute partners with education organizations such as CIDA City University ( whose students come from historically disadvantaged backgrounds and brings students from these organisations into Dr John Demartini's one day Young Adults Inspired Destiny Program.


As an official Demartini Institute partner, CIDA City University assists the Demartini Institute in identifying students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential for leadership and therefore qualify for specialist educational programmes.The Demartini Institue has invited CIDA students to participate in Young Adults Inspired Destiny since 2007 and Dr Demartini annually presents talks to the students of the university.


About CIDA City University


CIDA City Campus (CIDA), based in Johannesburg, is the first virtually free higher education institution in South Africa, offering holistic education to historically disadvantaged youth who would not otherwise be able to access higher education. CIDA has emerged as the abiding hope for underprivileged students who have a desire to pursue a university level education. The university is driven to develop the infinite potential of every student regardless of his or her background.


CIDA not only offers marginalised school leavers a unique opportunity to achieve their dreams while also helping to break the bonds of inter-generational poverty, but also aims to transform these students into leaders within their communities who will then advance the socio-economic transformation of the country. This is through the Extranet programme - a compulsory module in the curriculum where students have to be part of community initiatives that seek to educate, inform and encourage scholars to pursue their tertiary studies, and to also teach the community at large new skills and more about entrepreneurial initiatives.

Founded in 2000, CIDA has to date, qualified over 1000 graduates in its primary offering of a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

Through a number of partnerships with some of our donors, CIDA has enabled its graduates to become competitive in the market place, with most of them joining the banking and investment industries, and other key sectors of the South African economy.

CIDA's donors and partners help uplift the lives of many disempowered South African youth and thus improve the county's economic participation globally, and also equip those who were previously disadvantaged with relevant and marketable skills.  CIDA's BBA degree is fully accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) of South Africa and is recorded on Level 6 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

About Young Adults Inspired Destiny Program



Young Adults Inspired Destiny is a one-day programme developed by world-renowned human behavioural specialist and bestselling author Dr John Demartini. It equips students with some of the most valuable lessons to empower their future lives.


I have the potential to be who I admire. The most important thing that I will remember all my life is that my challenges will always result into growth in my life. it is really such an honour and a privilege to be granted this opportunity to be empowered at such a young age. It will have a huge impact on my destiny and my future. I understood who I am today.  Siphiwe (22)


Today I learnt how to turn tragedy to triumph and live in the value of my own self-worth. I learnt about myself, how I can become the best that I can be by applying what I have learnt in today's seminar. My experience today has been nothing short of extremely extraordinary and amazing, I can truly say I have grown in leaps and bounds today. Thank you. Thembi Dube


The Young Adults Inspired Destiny Program addresses many of students most common questions ranging from:

How do I know what my purpose is?

I can't stay focused in class what do I do?

What am I going to do when I finish school?

My mother, father, friends think I should study ‘x', how do I know if they are right?

How do I make money doing what I love?

How do I deal with my anger towards my parents?

I don't fit in, is there something wrong with me?

I have low self esteem, how do I deal with my lack of confidence?

I feel sad and depressed, is there something I can do?

I don't know what is important to me, how do I know?

How do I know what subjects to take?

How do I improve my marks?

I am terrified of failing, what do I do?

I am not good enough, smart enough, strong enough etc to do what I would love to do, what do I do?

How do I deal with my emotions?

How do I achieve goals, make money and become something in life?

I feel like I will lose my friends if I follow my dreams, what do I do?





Would you love to sponsor students onto Dr John Demartini's Young Adults Inspired Destiny Program?


If you would love to sponsor a student contact the Demartini Institute in South Africa: click here


Sponsorship of one South African student is ZAR 2 550 including meals.


As a sponsor of 25 students, your company automatically qualifies for a number of benefits. Please contact the Demartini Institute for further sponsorship details: click here


Students from Orange Farm that attended Young Adults Inspried Destiny. From Left to Right: Motlatsi Lelala, would love to work in tourism, Dr John Demartini, Portia Sharite, wrote the letter to Talk SA highlighting the issue with the Orange Farm Youth, Papi Xaba, would love to be a graphic designer 

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