Johannesburg – “Blessers” should not be allowed to rob young people of their futures, the North West government said on Thursday.“Do not indulge in pleasure with ‘blessers'. Those 'blessers' have already achieved many things in life. Focus on education so that you become independent and not rely on 'blessers',” North West social development MEC Kgakgamatso Nkewu said.She was speaking at a ceremony in Ganyesa to hand certificates to those who had completed training programmes for unemployed youth.Nkewu urged parents to protect their daughters from “blessers”. Also known as sugar daddies, they are older men who give young women gifts, trips, or money, in exchange for sex.“We are investing in your brain so that you can transfer the skills that you have acquired to other unemployed youth in your area,” she said. Nkewu and Kagisano-Molopo local municipality Mayor Veronicah Kekesi awarded building and civil construction certificates to 50 unemployed youth as part of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the June 16, 1976 uprisings.They underwent 12 months of training in plastering, painting, tiling, carpentry, bricklaying, and computing.