Project to boost youth skills

2019-04-09 06:00
Members of the NHW together with the youth during the launch of the Marketing Project.PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

Members of the NHW together with the youth during the launch of the Marketing Project.PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

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Vanguard and Welcome Estate Neighbourhood Watch established a marketing project to uplift youth within their precinct.

The project was launched at Vanguard Madrassa on Monday 1 April.

It started with seven aspiring young graduates who voluntarily availed themselves and showed eagerness to get involved in promoting safety in their community.

They will be working under the umbrella of the watch until December.

Their key roles would be helping to organise and market the initiatives ran by the watch while also making sure that the concepts are communicated effectively through different communication platforms including social media.

“We are enabling the youth with diplomas and degrees to get a platform to participate and showcase their skills, at the same time giving back to the community and educating themselves and other youth of the challenges they face in our community,” says the watch head of the projects, Naser Ally.

He says there are projects already lined up that the youth will be working on and all the skills provided are useful in a professional work environment. The youth would be encouraged to add them in their curriculum vitae to increase their opportunities.

One of the volunteering youth, Melissa Felix says she is glad to be in the very first team and hopes they will set a good example for other youth.

Felix says within a short period, she has learned that the youth can actually make a difference.

“I noticed the unsafeness in our community and knew this was a great opportunity. There is a lot of robberies, loitering and theft. We will create awareness and encourage them to get involved and engage with them on different platforms.”


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