This International Women’s Day, Skills For Prosperity features how SA Youth is promoting youth employment in South Africa while also helping to dispel gender stereotypes, by helping young women pathway into work from which they have been typically excluded.

Skills for Prosperity is a UK cross-government programme that aims to accelerate inclusive economic growth and drive poverty reduction by supporting education and skills development of marginalised communities, particularly through technical and vocational education and training. It operates in South Africa in partnership with Harambee and our  implementation partners, the Institute of Plumbing of South Africa (IOPSA), the National Business Initiative (NBI), and BluLever Education, to skill 200 marginalised young people for income earning opportunities using technical skills, and a further 100 underemployed young people will be assisted in gaining a formal qualification, which will improve their earnings and career prospects.

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The top 4 programmes unlocking youth potential

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South Africa has a record high unemployment rate for job seekers between the ages of 15 to 24. On a positive note, this month’s edition of Public Sector Leaders, takes a look at public-private partnerships that assist in creating job opportunities in South Africa, especially for the youth.


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Harambee in the News

Harambee podcast interview with Sherrie Donaldson

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Man in the Van has a conversation with Sherrie Donaldson of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, to find out more about this organisation and the important role that it plays in not only preparing youth for the workplace, but also assisting both job seekers and employers to connect with each other.


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Harambee in the News

How a Leadership Base Camp builds young artisans’ soft skills to help them succeed at work

26 Apr 2022

Many young South Africans lack the essential “soft” skills to succeed in the workplace, despite having the appropriate training and eagerness to work. But a Leadership Base Camp designed and developed by Harambee education partner, BluLever Education is changing all that.


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