Yershen Pillay, NYDA Executive Chairperson said, “this programme is another example of the real work carried out by the NYDA in rural areas with life-changing impact for the participants”.
Over R1,9 million has been allocated to the YouthBuild project, which is an accredited construction skills programme at NQF level 3, and is part of the Building and Civil Engineering Qualification approved by the Construction SETA.
The purpose of the programme is to provide training to “unemployed young people who are becoming prone to risky behaviours due to being out of school and unemployed,” said NYDA spokesperson, Nawhal Kara-Foster.
The programme, which Pillay explained is “a comprehensive programme that integrates academic achievement, work experience, social action, leadership development, and personal transformation in a single project” would see youth learning “technical skills that they can use to empower themselves and generate income for themselves and their families”.
Victoria Mohale, who is from Leshobo Village, 15 kms from Taung is one of the youth who has already benefited from the programme. She matriculated in 2011, and has been unemployed since, but keeps busy with volunteer programmes through which she can gain skills.
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