Sasekile Gardens: Empowering Unemployed Youth

by The African Impact Foundation Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

The Greater Kruger region of South Africa experiences severe unemployment, with 15-24 year olds making up 70% of all those unemployed in Mpumalanga. Our goal is to equip young adults to theoretically and practically apply their skills to a career and identify and establish entrepreneurial opportunities. We will create a community garden to help local community members sustain themselves and their families and increase income generation.

$9,500
total goal
$9,388
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

The Greater Kruger region of South Africa experiences severe unemployment, with 15-24 year olds making up 70% of all those unemployed in Mpumalanga. The cycle of poor education, poverty and health issues create an environment in which communities struggle to escape. Even if the youth in the area receive an education they are often without the skills to be able to get jobs and create a stable income. This further contributes to the unemployment in the area and an increase in poverty levels.

Solution

We are currently working in partnership with a local High School who have offered us a piece of land that we will create a community garden to help local community members sustain themselves and their families and increase income generation. High School graduates will have the opportunity to learn new skills and generate small scale income for further education.

Long-Term Impact

It will be a self-sustaining model where high school graduates will receive equipment and training in the garden to be able to produce vegetables for their own sustenance as well as producing seedling boxes for others. As a second phase we will also provide training in basic business skills to assist with future income generation. The youth will create seedling boxes to sell for income generation and so they can start their own garden at home.

Resources

http:/​/​www.happyafricafoundation.org
Happy Africa Foundation Project Page

Organization Information

The African Impact Foundation

Location: Muizenberg, Western Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.africanimpactfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Michelle Procter
Noordhoek, Western Cape South Africa

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