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Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership

Rationale for the Youth Leadership Programme
The Youth Leadership Programme is intended to respond to the many challenges that young people are confronted with throughout South Africa. These challenges include a high rate of unemployment, poverty, crime and substance abuse. Unemployment affects a wide range of young people from matriculants to graduates.
The South African economy has not grown to a level of creating new jobs and young people are seriously affected by the problem of unemployment due to economic stagnation.
It is estimated that youth in South Africa constitute 52% of the unemployed population and this calls for efforts aimed at empowering youth with relevant skills that would increase their chances to create jobs and gain employment. It also calls for the mobilisation of young people to design solutions on issues that affect them directly.
This calls for efforts aimed at empowering youth with relevant skills that would increase their chances to create jobs and gain employment. It also calls for the mobilisation of youth to design solutions on issues that affect them directly and their communities.
Youth leadership programme goal
"To provide youth from all walks of life a platform that will enable them to lead and become agents of their own change".
Implied in this goal is that youth should work together to find and implement solutions to issues that directly affect them and their communities, schools and the nation at large.
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