Free training programs available at Southern Africa Youth Project.

Visit any of our center to get free training programs that will help become a competitive employee within your respective field of work. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers… Read More

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The youth with their eyes fixed on computers as they code programs in JAVA SE8.

The challenge continues as the youth battle with codes from debugging to encoding during a programming class at Southern Africa Youth Project. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for… Read More

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Empowering and encouraging young women to take their place our world economy.

We believe in empowering young women and girls with skills to enable them to take their place in world economy and become contributing members of the society. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing… Read More

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Human Rights awareness for school learners.

It is of importance for citizens of South Africa to their rights together with the Acts and Laws, as well as how they affect which is why  Southern Africa Youth Project together with its partners continue to host Human Rights Awareness session for young people. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs… Read More

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Computer training where young learn PC Basics in the first week at Southern Africa Youth Project.

Introduction into PC Basics,where young people learn the different components of computer and their functions as per classification Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising the… Read More

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32 school learners in a career guidance at Southern Africa Youth Project.

School learners receive information at our Advice Desk Office, where they are assisted in making the right career choices. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising… Read More

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Entrepreneurship skills for young people in schools.

Our young entrepreneurs in a planning meeting on how to grow their businesses. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising the risks associated with employing first-time… Read More

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The youth in a Life skills session at Southern Africa Youth Project.

The youth participating in our Life Skills program. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising the risks associated with employing first-time job seekers. Moreover, it has… Read More

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Working in partnership with different stakeholders to empower young people.

Southern Africa Youth Project works with businesses, NGOs, CBOs, governments and people of different professions to empower  young people in rural and township areas of South Africa and the rest of SADAC region. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro… Read More

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Free computer training available at Southern Africa Youth Project.

16 young people just enrolled with Southern Africa Youth Project for free End User Computing. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising the risks associated with… Read More

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The youth receive a life skills training programs.

More than 60% the youth are employment and many lack the necessary skills to make informed career choices. Our Life Skills program equips young people with skills helps them make good career choices, conduct effective  job searching process and succeeding in interviews and jobs. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and… Read More

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Give back by donating computers to Southern Africa Youth Project.

Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising the risks associated with employing first-time job seekers. Moreover, it has built a scalable model to source, screen, and… Read More

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Welcome to the new beneficiaries of Computer Training.

Our computer training cover four unit standard competencies in PC Basics, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. This program is designed to equip young people with skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time… Read More

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Southen Africa Youth Project provides Advice and Referral services for young people in townships of South Africa.

Sharing valuable information with young people to help them make informed career choices. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising the risks associated with employing first-time… Read More

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Our entrepreneurship club members in a panning session.

Our youth meet to discuss ways to grow their businesses and create opportunities for young people. Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth development institution that strives to change the way young people in rural areas and townships thinks about themselves. We do this by up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. This is done through the following interventions Educational Support for the girl child Capacity building for the unemployed youth and finally linking unemployed youth into jobs and educational opportunities On the demand side, Southern Africa Youth Project SayPro prepares first-time employees for work, providing a pool of skilled workers for businesses and minimising the risks associated… Read More

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Meet our friendly Advice Desk Officer Linah Ralepelle.

Linah Ralepelle is one of the former beneficiaries of Southern Africa Youth Project and has enrolled for the training programs offered at SayPro. Linah now serves as a full-time employee of Southern Africa Youth Project where she gives information about the services and opportunities available to young people and further makes referrals for those that may seek services that are not within our scope of work. It is through the continuous effort of dedicated staff members like Linah, that we continue to change the lives of young people in Diepsloot and the rest of South Africa. Call: 011 071 1904/info@southernafricayouth.org.

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Our aim is to empower the youth of Diepsloot.

Diepsloot is a home to more than 350 000 people and and a minority of this number are employment and able to earn a reasonable monthly income.  Southern Africa Youth Project runs a empowerment program called “Poverty2jobs” that equips young people with skills needed in the working environment. We do this through the provision: Educational Support for the Girl-Child Southern Africa Youth provides Psycho-social and Educational Support, as well as Workshops on GBV and HIV/AIDS, for girls aged 13 to 18 years to better prepare them for post-secondary school technical training and employment opportunities. Capacity Building for Youth Southern Africa Youth has centres dedicated to providing technical and accredited training in various… Read More

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Restoring hope and dignity in the lives of young people of Diepsloot.

Southern Africa Youth Project has become a home to thousands of young people seeking employment opportunities within Dieplsoot. Most walk into our centers, not sure of which carreer paths to take but upon completion of our training programs, they are then skilled in making informed career choices and have skills to help them reach their potential. Our greatest reward is getting witness the impact and change made but our programs in the lives of young people. Call:011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org

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Equipping young people with coding skills.

Creating a platform for young people to get coding skills and develop games and tech-driven solutions to help create jobs and alleviate. This is how we at SayPro, continue to empower the youth through up-skilling them to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them, though the provision of Educational Support for the Girl-Child, Capacity Building for Youth and Recruitment and Job Placements for Unemployed Youth. Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org

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Karabo Motswi’ a current beneficiary shares her story of hope.

I am Karabo Motswi and I am 24 years old, this is my story of hope. Before I joined SayPro I was on the verge of giving up on life, simply because I had been looking for a job for more than two months with no luck. I had a low self-esteem and no experience in using a computer which is one of the reasons why I couldn’t get a job. Things changed when I first came to SayPro and got welcomed by a friendly consultant named Linah Ralepello, she gave me information about the services offered at SayPro and further recommended which training programs I could enroll for. Since… Read More

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A brief introduction into our “Poverty2jobs” program model.

“Poverty2Jobs” Educational Support for the Girl-Child Southern Africa Youth provides Psychosocial and Educational Support, as well as Workshops on GBV and HIV/AIDS, for girls aged 13 to 18 years to better prepare them for post-secondary school technical training and employment opportunities. Capacity Building for Youth Southern Africa Youth has centres dedicated to providing technical and accredited training in various scarce and required skills to underprivileged youth aged 18 to 35 years. We train them in work readiness workshops, and critical skills training. Recruitment and Job Placements for Unemployed Youth Southern Africa Youth has a recruitment centre specifically for unemployed youth in underprivileged areas in South Africa. Through partnerships with potential… Read More

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Southern Africa Youth Project distributes clothes to the youth, a donation by Viva Gym Company.

A part of our work is to ensure that we contribute to the well-being of the youth, through formidable partnerships with corporate companies to donate food and clothes  to those in need. Thanks to our partners for their continued support in helping us impart the lives of young people in townships of South Africa. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org

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The youth of Diepsloot in a waiter practical training.

More than 65% of young people lose jobs,because they lack experience and the necessary skills needed to carry out tasks within their respective workplaces. Southern Africa Youth Project runs a Wholesale & Retail training program that covers Cashier, Waiter & Customer Service to equip young people with skills needed in the Wholesale & Retail sector. Call:011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org  

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15 young leaders from the Entreprenuership program at Learners Networking Camp.

Creating a platform for our youth to network and share ideas and tools on how to establish  economically viable businesses. We believe investing in the future of South Africa and that our young people to help them develop and implement solutions towards addressing social ills faced with young people in townships of South Africa. We “change the way the youth think about themselves” Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org

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Southern Africa Youth Project enables young people to reach their potential.

Education is key in shaping the future of South Africa but most lack the means to access it. Southern Africa Youth Project offers a range of training programs that help young people make informed career choices, get job searching skills and find employment opportunities. We have been offering free education since 2005 and more than 90% of our beneficiaries have been able to get sustainable jobs. This is done under a structured-program called “Poverty2Jobs”. Program 1: Life skills (Career Guidance, Jobs Searching and work successive skills). Program 2: Wholesale & Retail training ( Cashier, Waiter & Customer service). Program 3:  Entrepreneurship Program 4: IT ( End User Computing and Instruction… Read More

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Our entrepreneurship learners participate in school’s safety framework session in partnership with LVA.

Our aim is to reduce the dependence of young women and girls on men. We believe that young people learn-by-doing, which is why our program is inclusive of practical competencies that young people are required to implement to help them gain skills in dealing with various issues of Abuse and Gender Based Violence. This is how we “change the way young people think about themselves” Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org

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Another exciting Coder Dojo session for 35 school learners in partnership with Accenture.

Information and Communication Technology is one of the biggest industry within the world economy and has varous job opportunities for skilled  Database administrators, Robotics engineers , Web and App-developers. SayPro is an Oracle certified academy that run a full year junior certification course for young people within the township of Diepsloot to equip them with coding skills in different programming languages, thus enhancing their chance to compete in the job market. The success of this project is through a continuous partnership between Southern Africa Youth Project and Accenture. #”changingmindsets” though  a tech-driven generation.  

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Southern Africa Youth Project welcomes 26 young people for a “Point of Sale” training.

The youth of Diepsloot enroll for a Point of Sale training at the Diepsloot center. This training program equips young people with skills needed in the Wholesale & Retail sector. Our cahsier course has had a 98% placement rate and most of the youth that have enrolled for this program are able to keep jobs. #”changingmindsets” Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org

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Teaching entrepreneurial skills to learners in schools.

More than 80% of businesses operate on a loss, and this is because most people lack business management skills. Our goal is to have at least 20 young people from Diepsloot running and managing economically viable businesses that contribute to the economic development through skills development and job creation. Our young aspiring entrepreneurs are already aware of some of the most common economic factors and how they can impact negatively on their businesses. Issues if inflation and VAT, together with economic downturns depending on the type of market that one operates in.  Young people are also given computer skills to help them venture into online-based businesses. This follows the vision of… Read More

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The youth of Diepsloot get their eyes fixed on computers during a session at the Diepsloot center.

Our students in End User Computing focus as they learn one of the Office programs “Word” where they gain skills in typing, formulating formal letters, report writing and administration. Our training programs are aimed at equipping the youth with skills needed in the jobs market. #changingmindsets” Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org

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Youth dialog sessions at the Diepsloot centre.

Visit any of our centres for more information on how to get involved in our program. This platform creates a safe space for the youth of Dipelsoot  to share their experiences of Gender Based Violence,it also them with information on how to address issues of violence and abuse within their homes, learning spaces and communities at large . Call: 011 071 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org  

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15 young people participate in Human rights and Gender norms dialog.

SayPro has partnered with several organisations to run dialog sessions to create a platform for the youth of Diepsloot to engage in discussing some of the social issues faced with young people and develop possible solutions. The youth engage in discussions around issues of gender norms, equality, power relations and gender based violence. The focus is also on the reduction of dependence by women and girls on men. Call: 011 071 1903/ info@southernafricayouth.org    

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Our young aspiring entrepreneurs in a business meeting to discuss way of marketing their business.

We have created a platform for young people in schools to start businesses and initiatives of change within their respective communities to help create employment and sustainable revenue streams for themselves and their families. They learn skills and various business competencies which are: Idea Generation, Business Plan, Community Evaluation, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Product Development, Understanding the market economy, Business Records, Communication, Promotion and Selling. To help them become creative and innovative entrepreneurs rather than traditional business people that operate in a Perfect Competition market . Building a generation that will take the word Entrepreneurship to another level through the use of Technology, to create online based businesses. “Changing the way the… Read More

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17 members of our entrepreneurship program participate in a Career Guidance program called Skills to Succeed.

More than 60 of 100 school learners in grade 10, 11 and 12 are still not sure which careers to pursue and this is caused by the lack of information about the different types of careers and jobs are available out there. We have realised that most young people choose careers not out passion but mostly out how much the career is worth, while failing to take into account, passion, skills, traits and any other thing that may come with  choosing a job. SayPro has introduced  an online training program that provides the youth in and out of school with intensive skills needed to make the right career choice, getting… Read More

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Kholofelo Morudu’s success story.

Kholofelo Morudu is 21 years old and resides in Diepsloot and like many, growing up in a disadvantaged community presented a lot of challenges, amongst them was the inability to further his studies due to lack of financial support. That changed when Kholofelo was referred to Southern Africa Youth Project by another beneficiary, which earned him an opportunity to enroll for Life skills, Cashier, Waiter and Customer service and End User Computing. Upon completion of the training programs Kholofelo’s life had changed and his confidence had improved. He then got a job at Wits as a waiter for 6 months and then went on to secure and then moved in… Read More

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To fetch water is a slow process and to spill it’s a fast one

How we forget easily that to get an opportunity it takes forever. Demanding prayers, money loss, sacrifices that never succeeds We then realize how fast we loose those opportunities You May lie that you are sick whilst going to an interview at the same location you find your boss is having a meeting at the same time you arrive. Whilst the interview is not meant for you. Then before the meeting he announces to your office that he is with you at the venue and he finds out that you have reported being sick. Then the next day you are requested to step down just like that with Police protection… Read More

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Our vision on free education since 2011

Southern Africa Youth Project through its founder Neftaly Malatjie who have always envisioned that we must change the way young people think about themselves. In 2010 He envisioned post school education or tertiary education as a tool that will change the way young people in rural areas and townships of South Africa Through our partnership with the Gauteng Department of Social Development since 2011 we have managed to provide over 2 000 unemployed youth in townships with free skills (education) and we have managed to provide an exit strategy where over 70% of these candidates as into jobs Indeed the government and private sector should consider non profit organizations that… Read More

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Success story of Dikeledi Seshwene.

Dikeledi Seshwene is one of the former beneficiaries of Southern Africa Youth Project, and has enrolled for Life skills, Cashier, Waiter Customer Service and End User Computing this was in 2014. She then got an opportunity to become a product  re-seller of an Accounting System that was sold by the organisation in 2015, until she got a job at Shoprite. Three years later she got retrenched and came back to Southern Africa Youth Project in search of new opportunities and fortunate enough she was further assisted with applying for a job and got one at Checkers as a cashier. Today, Dikeledi came to SayPo to extend her appreciation for the… Read More

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The youth of Diepsloot engage in a dialogue to discuss socio-economic issues faced with Diepsloot.

SayPro hosts dialog sessions for the youth of Diepsloot to provide a platform for young people to Discuss some of the socio-economic issues faced with the community of Diepsloot and develop possible solutions towards creating a better and safer community with accessible opportunities. Issue like Teenage pregnancy, school dropouts, unemployment, poverty and crime are some of the most common  socio-economic ills faced with the community of Diepsloot. Our focus is on bringing young people together and have progressive  conversations around such issues and work towards building a better South Africa. This is how we “change the way the youth think about themselves”. Call: 011 171 1903/info@southernafricayouth.org

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Kids at age 7 will have emails in 2025

Today a beneficiary at Southern Africa Youth Project is 23 years old and we are enabling her to use technology for her advancement. Some find it difficult for them to use an email.   We always remind them that when they are 35 in 2030 their 5 year old daughter will be using an email to subscribe to programs Southern Africa Youth Project today enables girls and youth to use technology for their advancemenr Contact us at 011 071 1903 or email info@southernafricayouth.org

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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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Congrats to matrics in Diepsloot, Daveyton, Atok and Nhlazatye

Southern Africa Youth Project would like to congratulate all the learners who have passed Grade 12 in 2017. We have indeed noticed without doubt that many of these matriculants have experienced many challenges at home and even at the school. Despite all the sacrifices they had to be in. Today they have made it. On behalf of the whole team at Southern Africa Youth Project as our doors were always opened when you applied to higher education, bursaries and NSFAS. Our doors are still open for guidance and support to you to further your bursaries, jobs, businesses and vocational learning. Message from Neftaly Malatjie, CEO of Southern Africa Project an… Read More

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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 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 of an international program called  ”Coda Dojo” sponsored by SayPro’s… Read More

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Registrations for Technology programs at

In partnership with corporates and government Southern Africa Youth Project invites youth between 18-35 to register for technology programs. Visit Southern Africa Youth Project branch near you to register for these programs For more information call 011 071 1903 or at info@southernafricayouth.org We are a non profit organization that enables girls and youth into technology We are based in Limpopo, Gauteng and Mpumalanga providing educational support for the girl child, capacity building for the unemployed youth and placing them into jobs and opportunities We mainly operate in rural areas and townships with headquarters based in Johannesburg www.southernafricayouth.org

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We congratulate Cyril Ramaphosa

We at Southern Africa Youth Project work with over 10 000 young people in rural areas and townships of South Africa who are unemployed and affected by poverty, human rights, inequality and crime. We congratulate him on his victory We rely on the leadership with vision to fight these challenges we have in our communities. Our beneficiaries have asked us where South Africas the future is going We sends our acknowledgement and congratulations together with our 10 000 members to Cyril Ramaphosa for winning as the ANC president

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Lehlabile Mugwena 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 former 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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10 Young Entrepreneurs Under 30 Share Their Start-Up Secrets | Entrepreneur – Part 6

Neftaly Malatjie – Southern Africa Youth 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 Gauteng 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 development, 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… 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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Students in Coding are Graduating

Southern Africa Youth Project in partnership with Accenture has been hosting a coding session on Saturdays with high schools learners from our 3 schools. The sessions were held at Accenture Offices in Woodmead. Rabaso tho Combined School. Itirele and Diepsloot West Secondary The program has been so successful to the level that learners would continue to learn their sessions at our branch in Diepsloot. Southern Africa Youth Project is so proud to announce that after a long-term commitment from these learners They will be graduating. We are very grateful of the partnership we are having with Accenture on their employee volunteering scheme.

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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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Digital transformation at our hearts

Southern Africa Youth Project enables young girls and youth to use technology for their advancement. We are motivated by the fact that technology will be applied to all industry. With our leading technology skills, we enable communities to be able to code, fix hardware and apply this in the real world Email: info@southernafricayouth.org Tel: 011 071 1903

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