Visit www.southernafricayouth.org/volunteer to take make your mark in giving back to empower the lives of  young people of South Africa.

Your contribution will help “change the lives of young people”.

Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way Youth in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by providing educational support for the girl child in school, capacity building for the youth and linking unemployed youth into jobs and opportunities.
Southern Africa Youth Project is a registered Non-Profit Organisation with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. The organisation was founded in 2005 to address the high youth unemployment rate.

SayPro prepares first-time job seekers to prepare for working world, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising the risks associated with employing first-time job seekers. We have built a scalable model to source, screen, and we match high volumes of young people based on their personal strengths, instead of simply looking at their educational history or other formal qualifications, and it can do this for multiple organisations at the same time.

Southern Africa Youth Project also assists job seekers in identifying which of their skills may need improvement and offers them help. On the supply side, SayPro sources and selects young people who exhibit demonstrated potential but who have gaps in work readiness, and puts them through an intensive bridging program that helps them cultivate the skills and personal development needed for success in the workplace.

They are then placed in preselected, permanent, formal-sector jobs. SayPro also addresses the resource constraints and lack of social networks that young people face when looking for work. It deploys recruiters to the areas of greatest deprivation, for example, and creates application processes that use accessible technology, such as cell phones, to reduce the costs of applying for a job.

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