The youth of Diepsloot receive information through our Advice & Referral office.

SayPro believes that by sharing information with the youth of Diepsloot and the rest of South Africa, we can help shape the future of our generation. With more than 30 Community Based Organisations withing the township of Diepsloot, SayPro saw the need to work with other organisations to ensure that young people receive information, training and skills through joint-community ventures to empower them with employable opportunities within the job markets. Our “Poverty2jos” model has changed lives of more than 15 850 young people through the following programs. Program 1: Life skills ( Career Guidance, Job searching skills and Work progressive skills). Program 2: Wholesale & Retail ( Cashier, Waiter &… Read More

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Our Wholesale & Retail training continues as we equip young people with Waiter skills.

This is an exciting program as young people get to lean basic waiter skills to help them find, secure and sustain jobs. Southern Africa Youth Project herewith extends an invitation to the youth of Diepsloot to visit any of our centers for free Wholesale & Retail training program. Our programs are from Point of Sale, Waiter and Customer Services. #changing the way the youth think about themselves”. Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org  

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A brief introduction into one of our programming languages “JAVA”.

App development falls under the critical skills list in South Africa. As one of the sub-sectors in IT app development has become a need more than a luxury. Image a life where you had a phone that can only make and receive calls, its an imaginable right? App short for application a computer software that enables a user to accomplish a certain task, communicate, educate and etc. With java as the high sort after languages Greenfoot was developed as an educational IDE which will teach high school and college first year students the basics and syntax of java. It offers 2D graphical user interface where learners create real moving objects,… Read More

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We celebrate one of beneficiaries Faith Makondo for an outstanding performance in her Point of Sale exam.

Faith Makondo has been a part of Southern Africa Youth Project for a week and she has achieved a lot as she attained a 100% pass in her exam and she has shown full competence in her practical training. Number one performing student in a class of 25 young people. Its through young people like Faith that we continue to “change the way the youth think about themselves”.

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15 young people participate in our Life Skills program.

Life skills is an important aspect of our young people’s lives. Dieplsoot is faced ill a lot of social ills that impact negatively on the lives of young people in Diepsloot and so SayPro introduced a Life skills program to create a platform for the youth to engage in group discussions to share and develop solutions. The program help young people in the sense that they gain confidence and decide to take initiative in working together to create a better and safer community for all. We are proud that our youth does not conform to current circumstances. This is how we “change the way young people think about themselves” .

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Exam time, as 15 young people sit in for a Point of Sale Test.

We equip young people with technical skills at are needed in the workplace. For more than a century the unemployment rate has been increasing by more than 37% yearly and the shortage of skilled workers has been one of the contributing factors to this socio-economic issue. Southern Africa Youth Project has developed an empowerment program called “Poverty2Jobs” were young people are taken through a series of accredited training programs where they are trained in skills that match the jobs available within the job market and this enhances that chances of getting and sustaining jobs. The driving force of SayPro’s management and team has managed to place more that 80% of… Read More

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15 young people attend a career guidance event through “SayPro” and partner company “Deltamune”.

Southern Africa Youth Project has identified a factor that has led to more than 25 out 100 university dropouts due to studying in the wrong field, this is one of the contributing factors to unemployment and poverty. This is because the current mediums of distributing information have gaps and young people are unable to make informed decisions with regards to which career pursuits to venture into because they have information of paper but lack the practical knowledge that goes into the career itself. Southern Africa Youth Project has developed a Career Guidance program that focuses on taking young people into various partner companies for job shadowing where they get exposed… Read More

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Registrations are open for free training programs

Are you between the ages of 18-35. Residing in Diepsloot, Daveyton or Atok. Visit any of our centers to register for free training programs. The youth may register for training programs under Life Skills, Wholesale & Retail and Information Technology. Upon completion of the training programs, the youth are assisted with job applications. SayPro continues to “change the way the youth think about themselves”. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernaficayouth.org

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Empowering young women like Maggie Moteno through our entrepreneurship program.

Like Nicholas, Maggie is another one of our Youth Enterprise Society and Coda Dojo member, the program has worked wonders for her too, considering the fact that she’s a young women residing in Diepsloot.  Our program has helped her become one of the most reputable and respected person within her club, school and her community. The Skills that Maggie gained through the YES Club and Coda Dojo have contributed a lot towards her self-confidence, public speaking skills, and she has also developed good leadership skills which has led to her becoming a disciplined learner who takes initiative to get things done. Maggie amazed the audience at the graduation ceremony as… Read More

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Empowering young people like Nicholas Hlongwane through our “Poverty2Jobs” program.

Nicholas has been a part of the Youth Enterprise Society since its inception, and since then he has gained a lot of skills under the guidance of SayPro. He has participated in all our training programs within the Youth Enterprise Society. He has acquired skills in various business competencies: Idea Generation Business Planning Product Development Market research Market identification and Penetration Financial Management Sales skills and Product promotion and selling Life skills, where he learned public speaking, communication skills and leadership skills. To Nicholas, all of  this is just a tip of the iceberg, because his life took a different turn when he got an opportunity to become a part… Read More

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Lehlabile Mugwena receives gets awarded for participation in a national youth camp through SayPro.

One of our beneficiaries Lehlabile Mugwena rejoices after receiving a certificate for participating in the National Youth Camp hosted by the Department of Social Development  in partnership with NGOs. The camp was started in 2012 to promote social cohesion, encourages young people to be change agents and be leaders in their own communities. The National Youth Camp which is held under the theme, “Unity in action, Youth Action Propelling South Africa Forward” will be attended by 1 000 young persons from across the country’s nine provinces. SayPro believes that by working together we can change the mindsets of young people like Lehlabile, through our empowerment programs by proving training and… Read More

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One of aspiring entrepreneur Nicolas Hlongwane delivers a presentation about a Tech-wristband that he has invented.

Like many young people, growing up in a township like Diepsloot may pose a lot of challenges. Considering the increasing the crime rate, it is often difficult for young people to focus on working towards reaching their goals. For Nicolas this came as an opportunity to invent a distress wristband that will be will help decrease the crime in Diepsloot and neighboring townships. This idea was inspired through the skills and training that Nicolas gained under the programming course under SayPro and Accenture where he learnt 4 programming languages : HTML, CSS, SCRATCH AND JAVA SCRIPT. We are empowering the youth through up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities… Read More

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Our coding students graduate after a full year of hard work in programming with SayPro and Accenture.

For some this seemed impossible and for some it was a dream come true. The partnership between SayPro and Accenture has led to 40 young people receiving coding skills. It is in our hearts to enable young people through our skills programs for this can help the future of our country. Learning how to code an develop games, websites and software at the early age of 9 years opened a platform for our students develop and implement solutions towards solving socio-economic issues faced within our communities through the use of technology. You too can become a part of our training programs by simply visiting any of our training centers in… Read More

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Meet Takaedza Chikota, a forme beneficiary and now owns a Construction Business.

Who would have thought one of the very first student of Southern Africa Youth Project in End User Computing would now have his own business which has created employment for 5 people the township of Diepsloot. It goes back tack to when SayPro was still known as Dieplsoot Youth Project and Takaedza was one of the first class of computer class of which by then facilitated by the founder & CEO of Southern Africa Youth Project . Call: 011 071 1903/info@southenafricayouth.org  

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Another former beneficiary placed into a job at RSS security.

As hard as getting looking for a job may be, Precious Mmola was able to get a job after completing her End User Computing training at Southern Africa Youth Project. Precious spoke of how computer helped her get a job and with her skills-set continues to help her get better and better at her job. This is one of the reasons why we, at SayPro continue to work tirelessly towards ensuring that we empower the youth within townships of South Africa. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org  

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SayPro shares insightful information about SA’s unemployment rate.

South Africa’s unemployment rate came in at 27.7 percent in the third quarter of 2017, the same as in the previous two quarters and remaining the highest rate in 13 years. The number of unemployed rose by 33 thousand to 6.21 million and the number of employed advanced by 92 thousand to 16.19 million. Unemployment Rate in South Africa averaged 25.50 percent from 2000 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 31.20 percent in the first quarter of 2003 and a record low of 21.50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. Southern Africa Youth Project exists with the sole purpose of taking young people from “Poverty2Jobs”  through its… Read More

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A friendship dream came true through SayPro.

Michiela Ndlela and Thandekile  Ncube have been friends for years and together wanted to get involved in something that would help them scale their lives. They shared a dream of one-day enrolling for a training that would enhance their chances of getting jobs and as one can imagine the market is quite competitive and only people with qualifications and skills get preference of employment. Things changed for Michiela and Thandekile when they enrolled with SayPro for Wholesale & Retail training where in which they were given skills that helped them get an opptunity to work with one of the biggest  NGOs organisation in South Africa called Sonke Gender Justice which… Read More

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Neftaly Malatjie speaks at Peermont School Support Program.

A social entrepreneur at heart, a man that continues to change the lives of young people throughout townships South Africa. Neftaly grew up in a shack in Diepsloot and still lives there. His family is very poor — his father was an alcoholic and drank all the family’s money away. Neftaly was always embarrassed at school because he only had dry pap when other kids had packed lunches and could afford to buy from the tuckshop. This embarrassment motivated him to try to change his own life. He began a programme called the Diepsloot Youth Project after matriculating at sixteen. He encountered so many challenges in securing funds and a… Read More

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Diepsloot, a home to many.

The settlement area known as Diepsloot was established in 1995 by what was at the time known as the Rand provincial administration as a temporary (informal) shelter for people who had initially been evicted from informal settlements in Honeydew, Sevenfontein and Alexandra. The first residents were 200 families evicted from Sevenfontein who settled in what is today known as Diepsloot extension 1. They were followed by other evictees from Honeydew who had been ‘adopted’ by the Rhema ministries. The people who came from the Rhema church and those from Sevenfontein were integrated with the original workers of the farms in the area who lived around the Tanganani area. People were… Read More

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Check out this inspiring story of Kagiso Mostileng.

Kagiso Mostileng is 27 years of age, born and bred in burgersfort in Limpopo. Like many Kagiso had it difficult growing as people treated him like and outsider due to the fact that he is physically-impaired and so people would call him names and make fun of him. Many would talk of how much of a disabled person but because he believed in himself, he did not let people’s degrading comments and remarks keep him down. He kept on believing in himself until he met the Founder & CEO of Southern Africa Youth Project whom unlike many treated Kagiso with respect and humility, that is when his life changed. Kagiso then… Read More

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Meet Mantoa, now working as a Cashier at “Pep Cell”.

Like many Montoa came to Southern Africa Youth Project for a job application which was not successful due to her lack of experience, skills and with only 3 mounts work experience. This became a realization to SayPro that those are the reasons to why most of our youth are unable to secure jobs. Mantoa was enrolled for training in Life skills, where she was taught on self-awareness, esteem, goals setting and building a personal brand. She then progressed to our technical training in Wholesale and Retail and at this point she had gained skills in customer service as well as cashier skills. Before Mantoa could complete her training, she was… Read More

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Southern Africa Youth Project provides school learners with Entrepreneurship skills.

Southern Africa Youth Project forms a part of the Gauteng SEVISSA program “Sexual Violence In Schools of South Africa. The program focuses on providing empowerment programs for young people in schools of South Africa. The services offered are by means of a coalition made up of 5 different NGO’s  where in which Southern Africa Youth Project provides an Entrepreneurship Program in 3 schools for learners from Grade 8-11. Out goal is to enable young people gain access to educational support and lead local initiatives of change. #Enablingyoungminds Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org

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Exam time as 10 of our beneficiaries write a ‘Waiter Test”.

Our training programs are focused on equiping young people with the skills that are actually applicable in the working environment. They are structured by means of 50% theory and 50% practical in order to enhance our youth’s competitiveness within the working world. This came with the realization that employers are looking for people that are experts in carrying out tasks that they are assigned to. We at SayPro provide work-oriented training to enhance the youth’s abilities to getting jobs. Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org    

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Another young person placed into a job.

Mpho Baby has been with Southern Africa Youth Project for 3 months attending training programs in Life skills, Wholesale & Retail and End User Computing. Through our Job center Mpho was fortunate enough to find a job upon her completion of the training programs. She is now a full-time employee at “Kinky Shoe store” in the sale department. in her remarks, Mpho extended her gratitude to the staff of Southern Africa Youth Project for the support and skills that they have taught her and she further emphasized the importance of NGOs within townships and semi-developed communities. She concluded in saying that it is through NGOs like SayPro that young people… Read More

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Meet Anathi Mseleni, our former beneficiary and now a facilitator in Introduction into Programing.

Like many, Anathi grew up in Diepsloot  a township with limited opportunities but through the help of Southern Africa Youth Project his life changed. Anathi matriculated in 2015 and by then he had not even registered at university and he could not even enroll at a collage due to financial strains which  for many young people means that there is no hope. For the first two months Anathi searched around for training and employment opportunities but was unfortunate to find any. Late Fabruary 2015 Anathi came across an advert on our Facebook page inviting young people for a learner-ship oportunity in End User Computing.He then applied passed the interview where… Read More

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SayPro teaches young people job searching skills.

Are you looking for a job “well look no further”. SayPro will help you find that job. Are you between the ages of 18-35. Residing in Dieplsoot, Daveyton, and Atok. Visit any of our centers for free online training from making the right career choice, searching for a job and succeeding in the workplace. Let us give you the tools necessary for you  to search, find and succeeding at getting a  job. Call 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org  

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Meet Jostinah Bopape a former beneficiary of SayPro.

Jostinah Bopape joined Southern Africa Youth Project in January 2017 where in which she enrolled for Life skills where she learnt ( Personal Development, Goal setting, self awareness, career pursuit and CV writing. She then progressed to technical training in Wholesale and Retail where she participated in Point of Sale, Waiter and Customer service. Jostinas was further trained in End User Computing.With the help of Southern Africa Youth Project, Jostinah was able to find a job at one of the best clinics in South Africa ‘Quali-Health’ were she is a full-time consultant. In her remarks, Jostinah said that “she would like to extend gratitude and appreciation to the staff of… Read More

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10 young people in End User Computing.

The youth of Diepsloot learn how to give presentations during an End User Computing class under “PowerPoint”. We give young people skills in on how to develop and give professional presentations. You too can become a part our vision to “change the way the way youth think about themselves”. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org  

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20 young people trained in Point of Sale

Johannesburg – at Southern Africa Youth Project, 20 young people receive training where in which they are preparing for the working world. Through our “Poverty2Jobs”model we continue to train and equip young people with Wholesale and Retail training to enable them to find jobs and become competitive within the working world. Contact us on: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org

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