Youth skills is what we need

2017-09-14 06:00

Until we change the way we do things many are still going to suffer from the reality of poverty and unemployment in South Africa.

In a country that import even the simplest things such as toothpicks, we ought to change and bring that change immediately or forever face the challenges of poverty, a high crime rate and massive school dropout rate.

Wadji Abraham, a UCT lecture has an idiom that says “change the way you look at things, and the things you look at, change”.

The way things are going in this country economically and morally, we are on a road to destruction.

Every day we hear speeches by the government officials that we are turning things around but yet we see the total opposite of that. Now our biggest challenge as the country is that we consume but do not produce enough, yet we have lots of inactive youths. The simplest solution that we need to employ today to ensure we have a safe tomorrow is to invest in the youth now, for a prosperous generation.

Elli Yiannakaris director of RAA says a greater plan is useless if it’s not implemented, action is the true tester of the plan. The country needs to focus on activating the four main things; youth skills development, youth in farming, youth in mining, youth in science and technology and youth in banking.

Once we practically implement these effectively the issues of unemployment and other social issues will automatically be dealt with.

THEMBALETHU QOLO

Nyanga

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