To the Bishop, Pastors, Government Officials, Political Leadership, Civil Society to SayPro staff and beneficiaries of SayPro. To all of you, I greet you in SayPro Zionist way of “Kgotso ae be le Lena (peace be with you)”.
2018 – 2019 Financial Year has been seen a year of transformation, changes, and difficulty for SayPro as an organization. Where we began to ask ourselves, what are we doing and where are we going.
I would first thank the beneficiaries of SayPro for continuing to support SayPro and make SayPro programs better than they are now.
I want to thank the team at SayPro for continuing to take the vision of SayPro founder. Neftaly Malatjie forward, which is to change the way, Youth think about themselves and their families.
I want to thank the advisory committee for your contribution to the organization. We have been challenged, and indeed, it has not been a natural step.
I would also like to thank SayPro donors, facilitators, funders, and strategic partners for continuing to support SayPro in these tough economic times. Your contributions are well appreciated.
SayPro has traveled a long journey where we have seen so many youths changing the way they think about themselves. We have seen the youth becoming independent without relying on their families for survival.
We have seen SayPro strengthening families where some of the beneficiaries were separated from their families. Today SayPro has empowered thousands of youth from Limpopo and Gauteng.
We acknowledge all the partners who have filled the puzzle where they have contributed with money, resources, and time towards the organization. On behalf of SayPro beneficiaries, we are very grateful to be your partners still. We invite companies and individuals to visit SayPro centers to see the work that we do in communities.
Resource Mobilization, Marketing, and Communications
South Africa is a country of socio-economic extremes with a large percentage of the population living in poor conditions. There is continuous growth unemployment, and poverty continues to be a significant social issue amongst families within rural and some urban areas of the country.
With an estimated 52.85 percent youth unemployment in South Africa, this often led to frustration amongst young that are unable to find employment and create sustainability for themselves and their families. Southern Arica Youth Project has since 2005 implemented skills development programs to help address social issues faced with the youth within South Africa and beyond its borders.
SayPro’s journey of the financial year 2018/19 was great as we managed to implement activities such as advice, referral services, community awareness, school entrepreneurship, work readiness, computer skills, and programming for the youth. In total, we managed to reach 2 303 clients for the year.
Clifford Legodi General Manager
- ADVICE AND REFERRAL/PARALEGAL SERVICES
SayPro through its main branches and its partner branches implements advisory, referral, and paralegal services to unemployed Youth in townships, rural areas, and farms of Southern Africa. SayPro has found that Youth aged 18 – 35 completes secondary school yearly. However, the main challenge is that out of 100%, only 30% can further their studies with Technical Vocational, Education and Training Colleges and Universities, and Universities of Technologies. We have empowered 1 606 beneficiaries during the financial year 2018/19.
Those who complete Secondary School and Further Education find themselves sitting at home vulnerable to situations, which affects them to not think of moving forward with life. Challenges that have been identified that need to be addressed are, Gender-Based Violence faced by the Youth, an Increase in Human Rights violations, Abuses within families and Youth becoming victims, Youth not knowing where to go when they have challenges.
SayPro has managed to in the past work with over 20 000 Youth who passes through this program, where they have received information, advisory, referral and linkages through SayPro case management system in collaboration with a community development organization, state institutions, and businesses who have made it possible for SayPro to create impact to the lives of the youth in communities
2. WORK READINESS PROGRAM
SayPro project implemented work readiness program which is an online empowerment tool that provides Youth will include three focus courses, which equips them with skills in making the rights career choice, to online job searching skills as well as work competency skills. The three courses are “You and Your career, getting a Job & Success in work”. Work readiness is made up of 36 online interactive modules that learners complete to gain skills that enhance their chances of getting jobs and succeeding at work. We have managed to empower 227 beneficiaries in the Work Readiness Program during the financial year 2018/19.
3. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PROGRAMS
SayPro also empowered 232 beneficiaries in Wholesale and Retail program and the program comprises of Point of Sale and Waiter where the youth are provided with empowerment and skills on how to serve customers within a retail setting. We are proud to announce that more than 65% of SayPro placement rate is from this program. This is because the retail sector is the most significant absorber of SayPro empowered beneficiaries, especially within the Johannesburg region.
4. COMPUTER PROGRAM
SayPro has managed to provide a computer program for 130 beneficiaries in PC Basics, MS Word, Outlook, Excel, and Outlook. Our computer course is aimed at building knowledge and skills required by SayPro Youth in End User Computing. It is intended to empower youth to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values required to operate confidently in the End User Computing environment and to respond to the challenges of the economic environment.245 beneficiaries were empowered for the financial year 2018.201
5. SYSTEM SUPPORT
SayPro has managed to empower 46 beneficiaries in System Support, where we covered the following topics in line with
what is required when Youth are searching for jobs. (Office Equipment
Processes Monitor and Liaise with Maintenance Providers, Safety principles in working with Office Equipment as well as Method of
communicating with Service Providers). This program equips with skills to help better function within a professional working environment.
6. EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT IN SCHOOLS (ENTREPRENEURSHIP)
SayPro school Entrepreneurship program is aimed at identifying and developing learners in high school to be successful entrepreneurs, the primary purpose of the program is to nurture creative learners from Diepsloot with fundamental entrepreneurial skills that will not only enhance their knowledge in entrepreneurship but inspire them to effectively establish and run their income-generating initiatives without relying on anyone. SayPro worked with 143 Youth in three secondary schools, for the year 2018.
7. CODER DOJO
SayPro, in partnership with its corporate partner, has introduced a coding program called “Coder Dojo” with the aim of teaching school learners coding skills. In 2018, we enrolled 15 learners in the program. SayPro together with volunteers from SayPro corporate partner-hosted 14 successful sessions with 15 school learners that are also part of the school entrepreneurship program. We have seen these Youth codes using Alice, Cascading Style Sheets, and HTML. Our youth started with the program since its inception in 2018 and have progressed from the first stage of coding Scratch where they gained skills on how to create games to Hyper Text Mark-up Language where they also learned how to develop a website and browse for information online. The last part of the program was the final stage of coding “Cascading Style Sheets which led to 15 of SayPro beneficiaries graduating upon completing the assessments set by SayPro partner company ‘Accenture”.
8. SECOND CHANCE PROJECT
As a youth development institution, we have also realized the challenges faced by young ex-offenders, especially when they are released from prisons. Most of them find it hard to reintegrate back into society. SayPro in partnership with Integration Centers in Lithuania and three other organizations from
Peru and Vietnam through Erasmus+, co-funded by European Union has introduced a project called “Second Chance” with the aim of re-integrating young ex-offenders and youth at risk back into society. The project is also focused on creating awareness about the stigma that young ex-offender, especially people that have been to prison face when they return to their communities.
The project comprises of culture exchange seminars in each of the four countries including South Africa where SayPro hosted 14 participants from three states for a nine days empowerment seminar, giving them a cultural feel of South Africa while visiting some Non-profit Organizations, rehabilitation centers as well as detention centers.
SOUTHERN AFRICA YOUTH PROJECT’S OVERALL STATS.
|Beneficiaries who received proof of residency||8||2||10|
|Beneficiaries who get Child Support Grant||210||5||215|
|Beneficiaries who have an income||214||5||219|
|Beneficiaries who do not have an income||1417||690||2107|
|Beneficiaries who received referral services||1090||516||1606|
|Beneficiaries out of school who receives service||1516||675||2191|
|Beneficiaries in school who receives service||115||20||135|
|Beneficiaries who have results captured||115||20||135|
|Beneficiaries who have found opportunities||62||25||87|
|PARTICIPANTS IN PROGRAM TYPE|
|SayPro Job Placement||62||25||87|
|SayPro Skills Development||1581||664||2245|
|PARTICIPANTS IN SKILLS DEVELOPMENT|
|Advice and Referral||1090||516||1606|
|A Cashier/Point of Sale||100||35||135|
|Human Rights & GBV Awareness Campaigns||618||202||820|
|School Entrepreneurship (Sevissa)||124||19||143|
|PARTICIPANTS IN JOB PLACEMENT|
|Beneficiaries placed into Jobs||62||25||87|
|OPPORTUNITY PLACEMENT TYPE|
|Diepsloot Combined School||1||1|
|Diepsloot Secondary 3||43||4||47|
|Itireleng Zenzele Comprehensive High School||43||7||50|
|Rabasotho Combined School||28||9||37|
|Staff members who have left the organisation||4||10||14|
|STAFF MEMBERS PER JOB TITLE|
|Marketing and Fundraising||1||1|
|Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist||1||2||3|
|Public relations officer||1||1|
|Service Consultant Officer||1||1|
|Skills Development Facilitator||1||1|
|Strategic Partnership Manager||1||1|
|Youth Development Coordinator||1||1|
|STAFF MEMBERS PER DEPARTMENT|
SOUTHERN AFRICA YOUTH PROJECT’S PLACEMENT PARTNERS.
SayPro has managed to place beneficiaries in companies such as ALF, Bane grid, Bidvest, Boxer, Builders Warehouse, Burger King, Business, Business Park, Cambridge, Cashbuild, Catering, Checkers, Choppies, Clientele, Crèche/Pre-School, Debonaires, Deltamune, Department of Tourism, Diepsloot Combined School, Dischem, Ditshego, Domestic, Edgars, Fare, Price, Fidelity, Graduate School of SA, Hair Salon, Help 2 Read, Hernops, Heron Bridge, Hope World Wide, IEC, Indaba Hotel, Intercape, Internet Café, Internship, Jet, Lanzeria Rental Agent, Learnership, Life Hospital, Liquor City, Logistic, Makro, Mangwanani, McDonald’s, Money Funds Service, Monte, Casino, OK Furniture, Pep Stores, Pharmacy, Power Factory, Quali Health, Youth who got jobs, SANCA, SAPS South African Police Service, SayPro – SayPro, SayPro (Pty) Ltd, Security, Sharon lea, Shell, Shoprite, Spaza, Stallion, Steers, Telkom, The Choice Pharmacy, Total, Township news, Witkoppen Clinic, Woolworths and Zubuntu Management.
“SayPro aims to empower the youth through upskilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around. We do this by providing Information, Capacity Building, and Job placement for unemployed youth.