It is our pragmatic approach to human development through economic emancipation of the unemployed, unemployable, unskilled and inexperienced South Africans through self development, entrepreneurship, skills acquisition, handicraft and self determination. The programe is designed to create employment opportunities and job placement for the educated, illiterates, young and old who hitherto are considered unemployable due to some of the aforementioned factors. This programme is implemented under our YWEP.
YWEP means Youth & Women Empowerment Programme; it is our strategy towards eradicating poverty, put food on the table of every household in South Africa and ensure that nobody go to bed hungry irrespective of their educational status, gender or age. We render FREE skills training through partnership with Skills Acquisition Centres where beneficiaries are deployed for training in different vocations. We train people in tailoring, hairdressing, panel beating, printing, graphic design, house painting, vehicle sprayer, forklift driving, building and construction, cashiering, gardening, farming, livestock, security, bead making, baking, catering, mechanical engineering etc.
We don’t just train people; we also empower them with soft loan to buy their own equipments and become employers of labour or place them in jobs. We partner with industries, corporate organizations and sole proprietors for job placement whenever there are employment opportunities as they rely on us for honest hard working employees.
We also have Volunteers Work Programme where we partner with store owners to take some of our trained unemployed youths for Voluntary Attachment Service (VAS) for stipend. Although the arrangement did not guarantee permanent employment but it will help the volunteers to gain experience as an apprentice. While in some cases, the employers prefer to give them permanent employment whenever vacancies exist as an appreciation of their voluntary service. On the other hand, it puts the volunteers in better chances for employment with prospective employer as they have already acquired enough experience.
Business Development Intervention Programme (BDIP)
Apart from skills development and job creation, we also assist ailing/dying genuine business ventures. We create awareness and assist with business funding through government grants.