than R1 billion from the government in the next financial year, CEO Steven
Ngubeni has said.
launch of the youth month programme in Pretoria.
the agency was given R320 million, despite the Treasury having recommended R600
“various colleagues” and the national Treasury.
support the organisation in the implementation of youth development
government and therefore we have worked hard to establish new partnerships,”
merger a year ago between the National Youth Commission and Umsobomvu Youth
Fund, he said.
youth service programme.
Partnerships had been formed with the human settlements
ministry in building 76 houses in the Ivory Park informal settlement in Tembisa.
Ngubeni said, adding that the project would help strengthen young people’s
for the unemployed youth through working with businesses and government
departments, enrolling youth in different skills programmes and assisting those
who wanted to upgrade their matric results.
participate in voluntary work as part of building social cohesion and patriotism
amongst the youth.
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