Phakama! Youth Activation Programme reignites passion and provides opportunities for unemployed youth between 17 and 35. It offers personal and professional development training and computer training. It allows participants to choose a technical skill from one of three streams: accounting technicians training, barista training, or sewing skills. The programme aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue further education, training, or employment.
High youth unemployment rates in Langa require urgent attention.
Youth face barriers to accessing further education and training opportunities.
Unemployed youth lack essential skills sought by employers.
Economically disadvantaged youth need more opportunities and support.
Youth need to gain basic computer skills and digital literacy.
There is a mismatch between industry requirements and youth skills.
Youth need to gain self-confidence and belief in their abilities.
Youth feel isolated without a supportive environment for collaboration and networking.
Youth are provided with the necessary soft skills to succeed in employment or further education.
These include perseverance, grit, communication, time management, problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.
Youth are taught basic computer skills vital for success in employment and further education.
These foundational skills encompass various areas, including Basic Computer Operations, Word and PowerPoint.
Youth are provided with the necessary skills to succeed professionally, including interview skills, job readiness, CVs and workplace etiquette.
Participants are equipped with industry-appropriate technical training in either sewing, barista or accounting skills.
Digital literacy and computer skills
Technical skill acquisition
Reignited passion and motivation
Pathways to further education and training
Improved mental well-being
Social inclusion and cohesion
Skill development and human capital
Empowered youth leaders
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