Skilling The Less Fortunate
- By: Thokozani Dube
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/skilling-the-less-fortunate
We are an organization based in Johannesburg specializing in security training. Our focus is the unemployed youth that reside in dwell in shelters and shacks in places like Joburg cbd and Germiston. From our research we found that these individuals come from different provinces accross the country to seek employment here in Gauteng Province so that they can be self-sufficient and send some money back home in rural areas, townships and villages where they come from.
However these individuals remain unproductive because they lack skills. That is why we decided to to come to their rescue by freely give them PSIRA accredited security training so that they can be employable, we chose security training because the security industry is always looking for potential employees with correct documents.
Last year we trained 16 people and all of them are emplyed full-time. This year we are aiming to train atleast 50 individuals, this will not only change their lives but those of their off-springs and families. We strongly believe in giving people tools to catch fish for themselves rather than giving them fish, this does not only sustain them for a long term but makes them contributors to the economy and restores their dignity. We therefore appeal to you to contribute towards this course for changing lives that would have gone to perpetuate the ills that face our country ie drugs and crime.
Your contribution will go a long way in creating a better society for all of us.