College Students Praise Youth Empowerment Initiative for Vocational Skills

Youth employment challenges in Africa are being addressed through youth empowerment initiatives.

In a statement shared by Anusha Naicker, Country Manager of the International Youth Foundation (IYF), the foundation has developed effective and internationally benchmarked programs that address youth employability challenges by providing sustainable opportunities for youth. African.

Thato Moorosi, a business management student at Boston Media House in Rosebank, was grateful to be part of the foundation.

“I had the opportunity, like other students, to take an online course, which is beneficial to me because this experience has strengthened my computer skills. I also facilitate other students, which has helped me interact more and be able to speak to large crowds of people,” he said.

Naicker added that the idea was inspired by inclusive learning thinking.

“IYF’s Skills for Life program is dedicated to providing foundational interpersonal skills that promote equity in education. Racism, homophobia and misogyny remain pervasive obstacles in the quest for socio-economic equality.

Moorsi added that the IYF was a necessary initiative for students.

“I think he should continue to help other students. This opportunity allows students to acquire professional skills that we are not exposed to in higher education institutions. »

Graduates of the International Youth Foundation receive their certificates. Photo: Supplied

According to the release, since it is Youth Month, the Skills for Success program is celebrating its first cohort of 192 graduates, an outstanding achievement that has led to an ongoing partnership with Google.

Naicker added, “IYF’s Skills for Success initiative offers young Africans the opportunity to complete the internationally recognized Google IT Professional Certificate. This is in order to further the growth of Africa’s rapidly expanding technology industry and the advent of the fourth industrial revolution.

“In partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training, working in TVET colleges across South Africa, Skills for Life provides teachers with the tools and training to better equip learners with the skills fundamentals of life and improved technical teaching and learning.”

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