Enable young people to get their first decent job

Enable all young people to
get their first decent job

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If young people get work experience within the first few years after school, they are likely to remain employed. If they don’t, they are far more likely to be jobless for life – or at least to never get decent work.

By age 25, half of our young people are neither in education, nor are they in employment or training of any kind.
 

Visit our strategy page to read more about our plan for a flying nation.

Enable young people to get their first decent job

We have identified 3 opportunities to help enable
all young people to get their first decent job:
 

Opportunity 8 - Place failing schools ‘under new management’ so that children can succeed
Opportunity 9 - Create new connections to opportunity for young people
Opportunity 10 - Support young people to keep their grip on opportunity

We support a number of pivotal projects or key partnerships that we believe are, or will in the future, play an important role in enabling young people to get their first decent job.

Although these projects are associated with specific opportunities, they also complement and build on each other.

We also regularly develop articles and resources to make the case for these opportunities and to support the efforts of those who are working towards achieving them. You will find such articles referenced in the profiles of projects, or pulled together in a thematic collection.

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Click on an opportunity, project or collection to learn more about it.
 

Projects

 
Public Schools Partnerships

Jobstarter

bumb'ingomso

Zero Schools Dropout Initiative

 

Opportunity 8

Place failing schools ‘under new management’ so that children can succeed

Opportunity 9

Create new connections to opportunity for young people

Opportunity 10

Support young people to keep their grip on opportunity

 

 

 
Our youth has the potential to transform South Africa’s economic and social reality.
 

Thematic Collections

View all 10 opportunities here.

You can also access articles in our article index or search for articles making use of our article search engine.