At YouthBuild South Africa, we help students reclaim their education, gain job skills, and become leaders in their communities. Our programs benefit young people from urban, tribal, and rural communities, empowering the young people so that they can improve their communities in turn.
Our primary concern is how can we provide training, resources and support to help develop our young people. We also recognize that young people are also part of their families, so we are very focused on how we can create positive outcomes for young people and their families.
We care deeply about communities. Our programmes are rooted in communities where the young people come from. We do our outmost best to forge partnerships with parents, families and community leaders. We want to help improve the quality of life in local communities.
We focus on systems that impact our young people. That is, everything from workforce development systems, criminal justice systems, education systems, and how we can make these systems more responsive to the needs of under privileged young people.
South Africa’s youth unemployment rate remains high at a staggering 65.5%. YouthBuild’s Faranani Infrastructure Development project provides a lifeline to 100 youth from Soweto.
A matric qualification in South Africa could mean the difference between employment and unemployment. The National Senior Certificate is a school-leaving qualification signifying the successful