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Life Choices: Social Worker

Life Choices is an innovative youth development initiative aimed to impact young people’s lives.

Life Choices seeks to appoint a Social Worker to work in the Family Affairs Programme, based in Cape Town.

The successful candidate will join a young and dynamic team that tries to work towards building a better South Africa.
 
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Youth Dialogue

Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) was formed in 2009, conforming to the provisions of African Youth Charter, which was adopted by the African Union. The Charter defines African youth as people between the ages of 15 and 35. Membership to OAYouth is open to individuals and youth organisations, that are working to empower youth on any issues.

IkamvaYouth: Branch Coordinator - Ivory Park

IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty and into university has once again shown that transformation is possible, despite the odds.

IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint a social entrepreneur as Branch Coordinator, based in Ivory Park, Gauteng.

The person will be passionate about the power of education to transform lives and communities, and wants to make a difference. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in a by-youth for-youth educational movement that empowers young people to take their futures into their own hands.

Young Farmers Beat Youth Unemployment through Agriculture

Youth unemployment is a serious challenge in South Africa (SA). In 2011, nearly half of 18-35 year olds were unemployed. Many young people have given up hope of ever finding work.

Agriculture is often dismissed as an option for young people. Many in South Africa claim that youth simply are not interested in agriculture. Our experience says different.

Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative: HR / Administration Manager

The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) is a nonprofit that works to lessen the devastating social and emotional impact of HIV/AIDS, poverty and conflict among children and youth. In thirteen countries of East and Southern Africa, REPSSI partners with governments, development partners, international organisations and NGOs to provide programmes that strengthen communities’ and families’ competencies to promote the psychosocial wellbeing of their children and youth

Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative: Finance Intern

The Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) is a nonprofit that works to lessen the devastating social and emotional impact of HIV/AIDS, poverty and conflict among children and youth.

REPSSI seeks to recruit a Finance Intern, based at its Secretariat in Johannesburg.

S/he will provide efficient finance support to the Secretariat in order to ensure an effective operation of all departments at the Secretariat. 

This is a three-month internship.

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Building Youth Volunteering Culture: Getting CSOs on Board

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) hosted the Knowledge Network seminar under the theme ‘Increasing Youth Volunteering in South African Civil Society’, from 24-25 January 2012 in Benoni, east of Johannesburg. The event was attended by approximately 100 delegates from civil society organisations, student-led organisations and funding institutions, among others.

African Youth Day Conference 2011

The Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African contexts.

The African Youth Day was declared and adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2006 to be commemorated on 1 November each year. It has since evolved as the most powerful platform of young people of Africa.

Youth Unemployment on the Increase

Youth unemployment in South Africa is gnawing at its economic recovery as new research reveals the proportion of youth under the age of 24 who cannot find work is now at a shocking 74 percent.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) executive director, Miriam Altman, points out that the new data shows this is the heart of the economic problem, adding that 75 percent of the job losses experienced during the 2009/2010 recession were people under the age of 34.

ICT youth employability programme seeks job shadowing placements

SchoolNet South Africa is running a youth ICT employability programme to equip unemployed graduates with the skills required to secure work as ICT technicians.  As part of the programme, we would like to offer each of the 20 participants an opportunity to spend a week being exposed to the workplace, ideally in an ICT department of a big company or an ICT company itself.  If you are able to assist us, please contact me via sally@schoolnet.org.za or 071 826 3812.  

Thank you for your assistance, it will mean so much to our participants!

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