One of our biggest challenges in South Africa is the high risk of unemployment among young adults and school leavers. After leaving a committed primary school programme, students face the stagnant job market and the challenge of falling short in ‘soft skills’, vocational skills, and experience.
Participants complete our program with the skills to become economically active youth and active members of the job force. YSD students are granted the opportunity for internships and potential jobs at companies such as the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Relate Trust, Nandos, and International Hotel School.
To provide a sustainable and holistic youth-development programme for school leavers and unemployed youth from challenged backgrounds, where all achieve and succeed in life. In doing this, YSD participants contribute to a successful, prosperous, and non-discriminatory South Africa of which we are all proud.
To develop and empower individuals through systematic and structured, mainly practical (vocational) training and experiential learning interventions. By better equipping them for work, study or entrepreneurship, we aim to ultimately link them up with our development partners by way of career, study or business opportunities.