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Neftaly Malatjie – Project

“I wanted to change the way young people think about themselves,” says Neftaly Malatjie, Founder of Southern African Youth Project. “The training takes place in communities in and provides young people with enough skills to help them to get jobs.”

The projects aim is to bring hope to young people in the community through entrepreneurship training, sewing and interior design workshops, workplace skills , career counselling, and computer training.

The Lesson

“Early on, I secured funding from a large corporate, and without thinking I spent the entire annual budget in a week,” Malatjie recalls. “I had signed a contract and eventually got into personal debt to cover the expenses for the rest of that year. This happens when your enthusiasm for your project overrides logic.”

“There were so many problems that need rectifying; that I wanted to fix them all at once, a lack of focus almost destroyed my dream. Whatever you set out to do, first allocate your budget and resources, especially with donor funds,” advises Malatjie.

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is a youth Development Non-Profit Organisation with head offices in Johannesburg, . The organization was founded in 2005. It is registered as a non-profit organization, section 18A tax-exempt and tax compliant organization. aims to empower communities through up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. does this by enabling Girls, Youth and Women to access Technology, Education, Health, and Employment Opportunities. We operate in townships and areas young people between the age of 18 - 35 with a different basket of services. To partner or collaborate with us send us an email at info@southernafricayouth.org or contact us at + 27 (0) 78 637 0815 Southern Africa Youth Project is a regional Youth Development non-profit organisation that aims to empower and development communities through giving them to access Technology, Education, Health and Employment. Southern Africa Youth Project is a registered Non-Profit Organisation with its headquartered based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Southern Africa Youth Project is providing youth development activities and projects throughout the Southern Africa Region. Southern Africa Youth Project works in its own sites and local implementing partners through a network of partnerships, consortiums and coalitions providing wide range of services based on the needs of and challenges of each community. Southern Africa Youth Project operates in the whole of Africa with a major focus on the Southern African Development Community. We work with national, regional, provincial, district and local governments, business, individuals, philanthropists, donors, foundations and locally based non-profit organisation to address community challenges. In delivering its work Southern Africa Youth Project works with a local grassroots non-profit organisation through providing , co-funding, project management, monitoring and evaluation. We believe in working on collaboration rather than replicating what is already there. We also understand that development requires those who are locally based to address them. We believe that those born in those communities can address their challenges better than someone who just visits Southern Africa Youth Project believes that local people are the only people who can address their own challenges and problems. Southern Africa Youth projects adopts a multi-faceted community development approach where in its implementation of work and services. it engages communities where the services are provided from strategic planning, implementation to monitoring and evaluation as a whole. Southern Africa Youth Project has implemented a structured set of policies and systems that governs all its operations. this is from quality management, program implementation, , human resources, marketing, communications, administration and governance

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