Giving the youth access to opportunities

2018-07-05 06:00
PHOTO: areshni perumal Justin Nzimande.

PHOTO: areshni perumal Justin Nzimande.

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THERE are numerous programmes, all over the South Coast, that are dedicated to assisting youth in building towards their future.

As youth who were not able to decide what they wanted to study, or even know what their options were, a group of young people came together and started an organisation called the Youth Access Leadership (Y-Access).

“Youth Access Leadership is a youth development and leadership initiative dedicated to providing access to educational, financial and entrepreneurship opportunities to young people of South Africa. This initiative is exclusively focused on youth development.

“Our main focus is to teach young people to cultivate the art of saving through financial literacy. These programmes are designed to help young people reach their goals as a collective.

“It’s not that young people don’t want to work or start businesses; it’s not that we do not have young people who are ambitious or capable in this country; the thing that is making most young people in this country fall into the 52% statistic bracket is access. Young people do not have access to business funding, bursaries, to internet connectivity and to employment opportunities. At Y-Access, we believe that access to one of these will ultimately lead to a better life, and that’s what young people need. One of the key areas that Y-Access is focusing on is financial literacy because we want young people to be conscious about saving and financial literacy before they start their businesses or working,” said Justin Nzimande. For further information about how you can become a part of this initiative, or to request assistance, contact Justin Nzimande on 073 018 5564 or e-mail


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