This Christmas, you can give the gift of technical skills and improved employment opportunities to a young person who does not have access to either.

A decent home provides a space for young people to learn and earn.


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29% of South Africans are unemployed.

More than half (or 51%) of youth aged 18–24 claimed that they did not have the financial means to pay for their tuition.

Unemployment has been linked with a number of psychological disorders, particularly anxiety, depression, and substance abuse; dangerous behaviours including suicide and violence toward family members or others also correlate with unemployment.

Our Basic Construction-Skills School is designed to train unemployed young people in basic construction skills in order for them to earn a living. It will also equip them with the skills to build themselves, their families and their broader communities decent homes. The week-long training aims to deliver various basic construction-related activities such as DIY, handyman, pricing, plumbing, plastering, brick laying, etc. The programme will be done in partnership with TVET colleges, construction companies and government.

  • Employment creation which leads to income generation
  • Skills development and the ability to deliver decent housing
  • Relationships between local organisations and the youth within communities are built 


You can ensure that Christmas 2020 is a joyous occasion, as youth are equipped to ensure their own safety, security and self-reliance.


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