Youth development is the new priority

The rate of unemployment in South Africa is 25% of the population, which is a big shock and the importance of contributing towards employment needs to be realized and dealt with as soon as possible.

That is why the Midvaal Municipality handed out more than 47 certificates at the first graduation ceremony of the Midvaal Youth Leadership Program in the Meyerton Town Hall.

This program was set up to challenge the ever growing unemployment rate in the country by creating job opportunities for the country’s future leaders as well as all other unemployed youth that would be able to make a difference to the future of the country in their own time.

Training that is done through this program includes life skills, how to start your own business, computer skills, leadership training, supporting  HIV communities through preventative maintenance and treatment as well as community leadership and how to be a good example in your community.  These 12 month programs will be running for the next three years and are conducted at the NWU Vaal Campus.