Youth Leadership Development Programme south africaa) Youth Leadership Development Programme

Operating in partnership with The Blue Bus Ministeries, a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) reaching a network of 23 schools in the impoverished community of Delft, Cape Town, our Youth Leadership Development Programme identifies candidates in the community with high leadership potential. 

Some of the ways we contribute to the upskilling of these individuals include providing computer literacy training, career planning and advanced leadership training, as well as assistance in obtaining bursaries to further their education.

b) Hospitality Operations Training

The hospitality industry is a growing sector in South Africa and, therefore, has the potential for creating a large number of sustainable jobs in the economy. The industry provides numerous career growth opportunities for hard working and talented individuals and does not always require candidates to have a tertiary qualification. It is, therefore, an ideal industry to facilitate access to the economy for a large number of previously disadvantaged individuals.

We developed a training programme in collaboration with Mido Technologies, Lize Botha & Associates and Maze Academy )to assist in the education and skills development of individuals looking to obtain employment in the hospitality industry.

The programme focuses on three main components:

  1. Heart-People-Work Readiness: Personal branding, professionalism and career planning.
  2. Hospitality training: Theory and practical application of Accommodation and Food & Beverage service principles.
  3. Computer literacy and hospitality systems training (Opera PMS).

We have partnered with other Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) such as the Amy Foundation, SA Ubuntu Foundation and Bergzicht College in order to identify and screen suitable candidates for this programme.

A student that has completed this course is equipped to fulfil multiple positions within the hospitality industry such as a receptionist, waiter, room attendant and porter. 

We have a 70% success rate of course attendees gaining full time employment, while the remainder are absorbed into further study programmes with associate NPOs.

We aim to cater to 16 students per course. The 2018 course schedules can be found here.

c) General Education

Our focus at the start of each year is to assist learners in preparing for the upcoming school year. This is done by providing:

  • Bursaries for school fees, university or college enrolment fees.
  • Biannual clothing vouchers (R1 000) for school-going children to purchase school uniforms, school bags, stationery, casual clothing, toiletries etc. 
  • Food vouchers for adult beneficiaries that need to provide for their families while furthering their studies.
  • Literacy and progress assessments to determine special needs and tutor requirements.
  • Private Tutors for children in need of extra assistance.
  • Learning type assessments and study courses to assist school children with methods of study specific to their learning type.
  • Study material in the form of prescribed textbooks.
  • Laptops and cell phones for adult students to facilitate projects and connect them to online resources.
  • Eyesight and hearing tests to provide basic healthcare to assist learners who require it.