190 Empowered young people to graduate from Chrysalis | Western Cape Government


190 Empowered young people to graduate from Chrysalis

29 July 2022

Tomorrow, 30 July 2022, Western Cape Minister of Police Oversight and Community Safety, Reagen Allen, will address 190 young people who will be graduating from the Chrysalis Academy.

The Chrysalis Academy is an initiative of the Western Cape Government, set up in the year 2000. The academy targets young people aged 18 -25. 

These young people, who are from various communities across the Western Cape, such as Retreat, Lavender Hill, Khayelitsha, Philippi, Atlantis, Delft, Mossel Bay, Plettenberg, the West Coast and many others, have been on a three-month development and empowerment course.

During the various phases of the course, and amongst others, students received training in Basic Cookery, Office Administration, Security Training, Peace Officer, Welding, Office Administration and Electrical Circuitry. A focus was also placed on Personal Mastery, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Diversity and Conflict management, to develop important life skills.  

Minister Reagen Allen said: “I’m looking forward to addressing these graduates. The Chrysalis programme continues to make a significant difference in the lives of many young people across our province. I’d also like to commend our youth for taking this opportunity and empowering themselves in this manner.”

NB. Minister Reagen Allen will arrive at 11am.


Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Time: 09:30
Venue: Chrysalis Academy, Porter Estate, Tokai Rd, Tokai.

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Reagen Allen
(021) 483 0103 (o)
082 721 3362 (m)