Promoting overall wellbeing, resilience and self-esteem reduces discouragement and hopelessness and motivates work seekers to become proactive in driving their own success and in identifying and utilising available opportunities.
Young people have what it takes to create new socio-economic realities for themselves. We believe that each one of us has innate value and worth and that sometimes, we just need a little help discovering our own unique talents and belief in the contribution we are able to make.
Recognising the complex set of challenges faced by young people to entering the world of work, we offer multi-layered, collaborative programmes which address these obstacles and holistically support participants towards personal and professional growth.
Amathuba Collective exists to actively create nurturing spaces for young people in South Africa. We place and support youth in work experience programmes such as YES and Learnerships and enabling ecosystems around them. We co-create collaborative networks with partners in various spaces, enabling small businesses to grow and connecting to opportunities and providing access to economic activity.
The Young Leaders Programme is a Personal Leadership Journey inclusively designed and co-created with Amathuba youth who have shown up and put up their hands to lead and support other youth.
The intention of this year long programme is to enable individuals to fully step into their power, to activate their gifts and enable each other to reach their potential and drive the change they want to see reality. lll
We believe that inviting young people to take charge of their own development and growth, focusing on their assets, talents and abilities, makes true empowerment possible.
At Amathuba Collective we recognise the gifts and talents of the young people we work with and we are committed to creating the spaces for them to step into their power and actively drive socio-economic change. The Hustlers Programme is one example of how we do this.
While B-BBEE provides for some measure of transformation in addressing the inequalities created through racial separation and discrimination, we believe that multi-layered, collaborative programmes are necessary to overcome such obstacles and that holistic support for participants is critical to enable them to succeed.
Amathuba Collective is designed to achieve maximum impact through obligatory B-BEEE spend. Within our network we structure effective solutions and manage processes rigorously to ensure quality projects and smooth verification.
Amathuba Collective creates projects in various sectors and industries, consults and assists in each step of the process to ensure substantial planning, quality implementation and effortless verification.
These coordinated responses are not only empowering our young people, but are creating new opportunities and stimulating our economy, by means of making the most of the private’s sector investments in B-BBEE.
Learnerships have long been a vehicle to address the low skills levels and poor employability among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As part of the economic transformation strategy that is B-BBEE, skills development is an important element. In 2018 the government introduced its partnership with business, the Youth Employment Service (YES), to accelerate the access to economic opportunities for South African youth.
The participation of the private sector in providing work experience to young people is important, yet expecting companies to create jobs for some 10 million individuals is not realistic, especially when they are feeling the consequences of a global economic crisis as a result of Covid. Instead, approaches to solving youth unemployment have to focus on supporting small business and innovative entrepreneurs, especially in new industries and township economies. This is not a new idea, but it needs to be highlighted as the only way forward in these trying times.
For the effective and impactful implementation of Youth Skills Development Programmes, we have collaborated with existing partners, built eco-systems and networks and designed projects that work.
This document is outlining some of our solutions for you to consider as your partner to implement YES and Learnerships in flexible, well managed and sustainable ways.
Amathuba Collective is a hybrid entity, with a Pty Ltd that implements projects on behalf of our corporate clients to attain their desired BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) compliance levels. The private sector funds stipends for the candidates to gain work experience over the course of one year.
The non-profit entity (NPC) raises funding to increase the depth of such projects through ongoing psycho-social support, personal development training, facilitated dialogues, coaching and mentorship to ensure sustainable positive change in the lives of the participants and their families.
Registration Number 2020/72 48 26/07
Amathuba Collective is a black-owned EME (Level 2)
Registration Number 2020/83 45 77/08
Amathuba Collective NPC is a Non Profit Company
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