A platform for youth

2016-09-20 06:00
Kyle October(DJ K.O), Jahiam Oliver (DJ Poison), Jaylin van der Ross, Cole Jacobs and Dalyin Moses(DJ Zimpie) – all members of the 790 Youth Rec Club DJing Program – as they celebrate their club’s first anniversary.

Kyle October(DJ K.O), Jahiam Oliver (DJ Poison), Jaylin van der Ross, Cole Jacobs and Dalyin Moses(DJ Zimpie) – all members of the 790 Youth Rec Club DJing Program – as they celebrate their club’s first anniversary.

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The 790 Youth Rec Club Career Expo day at Hout Bay Sport Centre on Saturday 10 September was a huge success as it was attended by over 100 young people who are at school and the unemployed.

The young people who attended are from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg.

The expo was organised as part of 790 Youth Rec Club one-year anniversary celebration.

Roscoe Jacobs, founder of the club, says the purpose of the expo was to create a platform for youth to access info on study and work opportunities.

“It is only through education that socio-economic challenges faced by youth in poor working communities can be addressed. The event also highlighted the role of all sectors of society play in ensuring access to higher education can be made possible,” he says.

Jacobs says the Hout Bay Lions Club plays a pivotal role in youth in Hout Bay accessing higher education.

“Last year a young woman from Hangberg graduated from UWC as an accountant and the Lions assisted her in completing her qualification,” he says.

“We wish the youth success in applying to their institution of choice.”

Moving into the second year the club aims to continue to do more for the youth.

“We want to assist youth in school with homework and schooling but will need the assistance of business.

The club wishes to add to the programs it currently offers and hopes to employ staff to build on this. “We want to add activities such as photography, homework sessions and mentorship. Currently the DJing program has a lot of interest but due to limited equipment attendance has to be limited.” V Young people who will be applying to university can be assisted by the Chapman’s Peak Trust, who assist youth by paying registration fees to universities. They can contact Dr Lionel Louw for more info via email lrlouw@mweb.co.za.

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