The Job Hunting Program is being updated in the next few weeks. The next Job Hunting Program week in April will be organized at the Oaks Village and requires a new partner organization for a location with access to internet and computers. The long-term goal is that our local volunteers will manage the Job Hunting Program week at the village rather than at DAKTARI. The students will still have lessons on CV and cover letter writing, job interview practice, email skills, and job searching techniques.
We currently organize a workshop in the village to follow-up on the students who came to Job Hunting Program week. They have more in depth lessons that are tailored to each individual. Since October, 14 students have participated in the workshops.
Thank you for your continued support without which this would not be possible!
During our Job Hunting Program, DAKTARI invites local unemployed youths to the camp to learn the skills they need to find a job. While they are here they have lessons on CV and cover letter writing, job interview practice and email skills. They are then given certificates and recommendations if needed.
We spent a great deal of last year redesigning the program to make it even more effective. We were visited by a career guidance professional who advised us on the program. Her suggestions helped us restructure and improve parts of it.
This week marks the first week of our Job Hunting Program. We currently have seven students participating in the program: Tacia, Katlego, Ferius, Julda, Hendrickus, Marcia and Arnold. We hope they have a successful week at DAKTARI and find a job in the near future.
To a look at some of our success stories, check out this video on YouTube. It is an interview with Honest Mogofe who attended our Job Hunting Program and now works as a chef!
Thank you for your wonderful support! We will continue to provide outreach and support to those who want to find a job in 2018!
A few times a year, when the children are writing exams, DAKTARI hosts a job-hunting program. Local unemployed youths stay at the DAKTARI camp for a week and learn valuable CV, job research and interview skills.
After their week here, DAKTARI runs follow up workshops in the village to support their job-hunting efforts and expand the students' skills sets. Last week, DAKTARI conducted a workshop in the Oaks Village that was attended by four students from the job-hunting program: Titus, Portia, Honest and Valencia. The volunteers helped them adjust their motivation letters and reviewed how they could improve their job research. This included how to make a good impression when introducing yourself to a future employer.
We continue to provide outreach and support to all those would want to find a job, we appreciate your help thoroughout these programmes and without you, we wouldn't be where we are!
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