Development


What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Africa? Those images of exotic wildlife and tribal rites are forever etched in our minds, but it’s time we gave them a change. The continent is booming with new-age talent who have transformed their way of thinking by embracing the opportunity in front of them.

Southern Africa Youth Project has come up with an apt name for this new breed. They’re paving the way for a brighter future by introducing innovative ideas and giving us all a glimpse into what may be next to come out of the world’s largest land mass.

Their passion and dedication is inspiring, so join us as we support their growth!

In the past, it was impossible to imagine a future for children living in poverty. But with your support, that can change.

By supporting the Southern Africa Youth Project, you’re helping bring more than just food and shelter – you’re helping them to realize their dreams. Our program is designed specifically for children in its early developmental stages, teaching them important skills like self-reliance and entrepreneurship so they can build a brighter future for themselves. With your help, we can make a difference in their lives by giving them hope where there once was none.”

The South Africa Youth Project is an initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It aims to increase the involvement of youth in decisions that affect their lives and development. Youth have a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills that can be used for social change. The project has already achieved significant success in its work across multiple sectors and countries since its inception in 1996. Its track record speaks for itself: 39 million youth out of all age groups are directly engaging with UNDP programmes around the globe.

The world is full of opportunities for youth – but few are as good as being a part of Southern Africa’s Youth Project. You’ll learn from some of the brightest minds in business, technology, and global development. You’ll receive training in areas like accounting and finance, marketing, and software development. And you’ll have an opportunity to put all that knowledge to work by working with some of the region’s most innovative companies.

With youth unemployment at a staggering 60 percent, there’s never been a greater need for sustainable employment. But before large-scale development projects can come to fruition, they require trained and skilled workers.

Southern Africa Youth Project (SAYP) is working in partnership with global partner, WRS Global Solutions to make this possible by providing young people with the skills and experience that will place them on the map. Through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction, students are developing real-world job skills that translate directly into future employment opportunities.

We believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to grow their career or launch their own business from start to finish – regardless of background or income level. Join us in giving young people the chance they deserve!

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