Departments Youth Excellence Awards winners start training programme
Today, 21 organizations focused on youth development will begin the ABSA Emerging Business Management Course. The organizations were all previously honoured at last year’s Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards.
The course is a joint initiative between the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD), the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and ABSA bank.
The format is an intense two-day workshop aimed at equipping organizations/SMEs with some of the essential skills required to run successful projects/business. The course forms part of the prizes offered to the winners at the awards organizations by DSD.
The 21 organizations which are attending the course are;
- The Pebbles Project Trust
- Indoni Dance Arts and Leadership Academy
- Communiversity SA
- Graceland Pre School
- Enke: Make Your Mark
- The Amy Biehl Foundation
- Iliso Care Society
- Mamelani Projects
- Khululeka Grief Support
- Rainbow Arts Organisation
- St Anne's Homes
- Columba Leadership Trust
- Dream Factory Foundation
- Oasis Association
- The Sozo Foundation
- Laphumilanga Youth Development Association
- Access Trust
- Rural Arts Network
- Sunny Sky Project
- Net Vir Pret.
This workshop is valued at R 2 500 per attendee, and will play an important role in building skills within the many SMEs and NGOs doing great work in empowering youth. Participants who pass the assessments will receive 45 credits towards a SETA recognised NQF Level 4 qualification.
Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development
Western Cape Government
7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000
Tel : (021) 483 9217
Cell : 076 083 6543
Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za