The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport says there’s an exciting opportunity available for unemployed youth aged between 18 and 25 years. They can apply to be part of the department’s YearBeyond Programme.
The YearBeyond Programme started in 2015 and was aimed at tackling the issue of youth unemployment in the country. Since its inception, thousands of youth have completed the programme and over 75% have progressed to studies or work within 3 months of exiting the programme.
According to the department, the Programme offers unemployed youth, who have finished Matric, an opportunity to give back to their communities by being reading champions, scout leaders, education activators in communities or helping learners in under-resourced schools address learning losses. As part of the Programme, YeBoneers also get the opportunity to improve their work readiness, emotional intelligence and agency skills. At the end of the programme, youth receive a Certificate of Service, a bespoke reference letter highlighting the skills they have mastered and are introduced to opportunity providers at a career fair.
To find out more about the programme and criteria, head over to https://www.yearbeyond.org/apply