Departments Youth Excellence Awards winners start training programme | Western Cape Government


Departments Youth Excellence Awards winners start training programme

13 February 2017

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;

  1. The Pebbles Project Trust
  2. Indoni Dance Arts and Leadership Academy
  3. Communiversity SA
  4. Graceland Pre School
  5. Enke: Make Your Mark
  6. The Amy Biehl Foundation
  7. Iliso Care Society
  8. Mamelani Projects
  9. Khululeka Grief Support
  10. Rainbow Arts Organisation
  11. St Anne's Homes
  12. Columba Leadership Trust
  13. Dream Factory Foundation
  14. Oasis Association
  15. SAILI
  16. The Sozo Foundation
  17. Laphumilanga Youth Development Association
  18. Access Trust
  19. Rural Arts Network
  20. Sunny Sky Project
  21. 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.

Media Enquiries: 

Sihle Ngobese

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

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