Church offers free lessons

2017-06-22 06:01
Brothers of Christ church is empowering unemployed youth, in Khayelitsha.PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

Brothers of Christ church is empowering unemployed youth, in Khayelitsha.PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

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Brothers of Christ Church is on a mission to help the unemployed youth in the area with the necessary skills, as a means to help them shape their careers.

Based in Harare’s 35A Section in Khayelitsha, the church, which is registered as a Non Profit Organisation, it helps youth with learners’ driving licences, empower them with how to conduct themselves for job interviews, while also helping them to compose their curriculum vitae or CVs,.

Drama lessons for those who want to do acting are held, including music and traditional dances and also boxing. Founder and Archbishop Mzimasi Mgithi, said this is part of their contribution to the youth.

“We want to empower the youth so that they will be ready for employment. Some of them cannot even write CVs correctly. Some of the youth have skills in plumbing, carpentry, bricklaying and many more, but they do not have the qualifications.

Some are qualified fashion designers and we use them to share their skills with others. We have youth who have been in drugs and abused alcohol, but they have since changed. We are trying to change their lives for the better,” Mgithi said.

He also appealed to government departments to hire the youth and also businesses to also take part in helping the youth.

The project started in September last year and over 30 youth have since joined the programmes.

Phakamisa Nkozwana, 31, said the church is making a difference in their lives.

“I get skills that I did not have... I wish to become a fashion designer, although I am unemployed.

This project is taking us away from drugs and crime which are prevalent in this area.

Any help from anyone would be highly appreciated,” Nkozwana said.

Simphiwe Gononda, 26, also applauded the church for their intervention in their social lifestyle.

“The church is giving us a good platform where we help each other learn skills in life.

“The free driving lessons are a heaven sent.”


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