Seeding Futures is a 10-week Accredited Vocational Skills Program that grows adaptation skills in ambitious youth from marginalised communities, while catalysing local green economy work opportunities.
Youth employment is arguably the greatest challenge facing South Africa with 60.2% of young people unable to find work. There are about 400 000 unemployed youth in the Cape Flats, outside of Cape Town. COVID-19 and the lockdown has had disastrous socio-economic impacts. We now have 52% of our people living below the food poverty line.
We equip 100 unemployed youth per year with the knowledge and hands-on skills of designing and implementing permaculture systems, which can then be applied to homes, lives and projects. This grows their confidence as well as the resilience of Mitchells Plain. Through job shadows we connect graduates to livelihood opportunities in the local green economy.
Since 2019, we will have graduated 643 youth though the Seeding Future program and we are now beginning to feel the groundswell of the green army. They can be found having important conversations, growing food for their communities, incubating green enterprise - basically growing the local green army. SEED works to the vision of transformed South African communities and our agents of change are the young people we work with.
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