Great strides being made to make youth feel worthwhile

2017-05-04 06:00

Unemployment levels negatively affects the dignity of young people.

Some of the youth have now resorted to crime and drugs.

According to some people, the government is not doing enough to address youth unemployment.

However, the Department of Water and Sanitation has introduced a project aimed at empowering the youth with necessary skills.

The anti-leaks project seeks to contribute to youth upliftment by training them in different fields.

The project, aimed at training 15000 youths as water agents, plumbers and artisans to curb water losses as a result of leaking taps and burst pipes, was announced by President Jacob Zuma in 2015.

A total of 3000 youths have already been trained and 7000 more are undergoing the second phase of training.

To date, young people who have already been placed at various municipalities across the country are making a huge difference to conserving our depleting water resources.

Hosia Sithole Water and Sanitation Dept

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