Kokstad youth empowered

2017-03-24 06:02
 Photo: suppliedYoung Kokstad people at the event.

Photo: suppliedYoung Kokstad people at the event.

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AT a handover of 10 computers to unemployed youth of Kokstad by the National Skills Fund (NSF) and Furniture World Private College in Bongweni Youth Centre, they were told to grab opportunities presented to them.

A total of 101 unemployed youngsters benefited from a government programme that taught them skills in various government departments.

The NSF is a project that falls under the Department of Higher Education to help graduates get skills and work exposure.
Lindiwe Okoufu from NSF said they budgeted more than R10 million for a period of three years, which will go towards assisting young people of Kokstad.

“We are going to give young people skills, experience and knowledge because we don’t want them to sit at home with their qualifications,” said Okoufu.

Greater Kokstad Municipality mayor, Bheki Mtolo thanked the NSF for choosing Kokstad as their priority to help young people.
He said there are more than 300 young people who will be undergoing vocational training at GKM.

He urged other departments to build a relationship with municipalities as they contribute towards growth and development of small towns like Kokstad.

One of the young people, Esethu Nkaule is doing an internship programme at GKM after being helped by NSF. “I thank NSF for giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in the workplace otherwise I would have been sitting at home doing nothing,” she said. - Supplied.



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