Message From the CEO

The Chrysalis Academy (CA), after 18 years of operating, stands on the threshold of ushering in a new three year strategic plan from 1 April 2018-2021.  This plan follows an intensive process of workshops with Trustees, staff and interns from across the institution for close to a year.  It is truly a plan conceptualised and owned by the CA family! Continue reading further

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Urgent and Important Announcements

Important Notice 3 July 2017

Kindly note: No applicant should pay any community worker, government official or anyone any fee to apply to the Chrysalis Academy. The only money that is paid to the Chrysalis Academy is in the form of a non-refundable deposit when you are accepted onto the course....

Graduation of 18 ALPHA students

28 July 2018


On the 28 November 2018, Chrysalis Academy received a Social Innovation Award in the Silver Category for Holistic Youth Development. The Award was granted by Community Chest and Impumelelo Social Innovations centre and held at ARTSCAPE.  This award is dedicated to all our Trustees, funders and  staff but above all to our students and their families.


Kyknet: Dr Marlene le Roux on youth development



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To unleash the potential of youth through mental, physical, emotional and spiritual empowerment, enabling them to become positive role models and productive citizens of the Republic of South Africa.


To become the leading Academy for Youth Development in the Republic of South Africa.






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Love for Humanity

Sustainable relations with nature


The CEO Says…

What a year it has been for the Chrysalis Academy, its staff and students! From one of our graduates spending almost two months in London on a film course to the raging fires in and around the Tokai mountains in March 2015 and much, much more. However, I am pleased to say that we took everything in our stride! That is the foundation of our work – having an open heart to experience what each moment brings.

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