Youth service day to upskill job-seekers

SERVING THE YOUTH: Youth of Duncan Village participating at the Youth Service Day hosted by Bumb’ingomso organisation on Friday
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Bumb’ingomso, powered by Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, held a Youth Service Day in collaboration with the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and Central Public Library at Gompo Hall last Friday.

The main aim of the event was to bring services to the youth that help bridge the gap of youth unemploy- ment and introduce entrepreneur- ship as an intervention.

“The service day connected the youth to educational, business, employment and network opportunities from various partners and interventions, to endorse the role and significance of the public library,” Harambee representative Aphiwe Ntlemeza said.

Ntlemeza said the organisation partnered with various stakeholders to deliver a brief practical Work Seeker Support Presentation.

“We showed them how to apply online to further their education and gave them advice on e-mail, CV creation and job interviews.”

Harambee provincial executive Masakhane Mlamla said Duncan Village youth faced a lot of socio- economic issues, behavioural issues, unemployment and high levels of HIV/Aids.

“We have partnered with Beyond Zero, who will be doing voluntary HIV testing and educating the youth about how to better protect themselves from HIV/Aids.

“We have set up a lab for them to participate in online learning where they can do basic Microsoft courses and get certificates and update their CVs,” Mlamla said.

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