Sijonge Kuwe job creation&poverty alleviation

by Sijonge Kuwe Youth Development Project
Sijonge Kuwe job creation&poverty alleviation

Sijonge Kuwe was very active during this period from 12/7/22 to 08/11/22.8 Women  and 4 youth from the disadvantaged communities of Khayelitsha were trained on how to make beads work neckclases,headgear and other traditional wares.7 jobs were created during this reporting period.

Summary of Business Activity

Activity                                              Number

Art/Cultural Skills Training                    12

Business Skills Training                        9

Business Counselling                          12

Business Start Ups                               7

Workshops                                           4

Networking Meetings/Sessions           6

The aim and objectives of Sijonge Kuwe Youth DEv.Project is to fight unemployment and poverty amongst the people of Khayelitsha and surrounding communities.This is done through skills training,business skills training and mentorship programme through out the year round.

On behalf of Management,Staff and our Board as well as our beneficiaries we would like to thank GlobalGiving and other donors for their support of Sijonge Kuwe Youth DEvelopment Project.

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During the period under review 12 March to 9 July 2022,Sijonge Kuwe continued with its normal duties to meet its goals of rasing income and securing livelihoods for its participants in the training afforded to them through contribution and assistance.

18 women and 12 youth form Khayelitsha and surrounding areas were trained in technical skills training in arts.Aii thse people attended a basic business skills training which is a one week course on how to run a business.13 people were given business counselling on how to run their businesses.Counselling was mainly on Budgeting,How to draw up a business plan,Marketing,Costing & Pricing,Record Keeping as well as Cashflow plan.6 new businesses were started this period including a co-operative of 5 women in Makhaza.Sijonge Kuwe assisted these women with the purchase of 5 sewing machines to start their co-operative..3 Information session were held so that people can be aware of our programmes.

There is a big demand for our services in the local community where we operates and we intend to launch a new internet cafe in our area so that people can access  internet,printing,photocopying and other related services.

I would like to thank our donors for their support of our programmes.May God Bless Them.

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Sijonge Kuwe Youth Development Project was active as usual during this period despite Covid 19 restrictions and growing numbers of people being infected by this deadly virus.

20 youth were trained in beads making and all of them completed basuc business skills training which is a two week course on how to run a business.

8 businesses were assisted with Business Plan and two of these businesses were referred to financial organisations for business start ups,

2 Workshops were organised for local communities of Khayelitsha,one workshop was on Budgeting for the NGO sector and the other one was on insurance for the business.These workshops were attended by 18 participants frm the local community.

Plans for the future is to train more youth to start their own businesses since the government is starting to relax some of the lockdown restrictions.

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It has been a challenging period for Sijonge Kuwe Youth Development Project and Covid 19 pandemic has really affected our operations.During the period from July to  10 November 2021,Sijonge Kuwe Youth Development Project traned 24 youth in cultural skills and business skills training.

20  youth businesses were counselled and counselling was maily on Marketing,Costing & Pricing,How to draw up a business plan,record keeping as well as how to do costing and pricing for the tender.

24 youth attended basic business skills training which is a basic business course on how to run a business.

9 people from the local community attended a workshop on budgeting for the NGO and the mojority of the participants were women and youth.

As we approach the festive season we wish all our  beneficiaries and donors a peacefull festive seaso.

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Sijonge Kuwe Youth Development Project

NPO Reg.238-103

SARS NO.930069367


Progress Report to GlobalGiving: Period March to June 2021


The implementation of Sijonge Kuwe Youth Development Project started in 2019 and this report records activities from March 2021 to June 2021.During this period Sijonge Kuwe continued with its activities of technical skills training, business skills training, computer skills training, food gardening training, mentorship and Coved 19 prevention.

18 youth from Khayelitsha were trained in art/cultural skills training, 15 in business skills training, 6 in computer skills and 16 businesses were counseled.33 members of the community of Khayelitsha attended Coved 19 awareness workshop and on completion of the workshop were given masks, sanitizers to prevent the sage of the virus.8 people attended food gardening training so that they can sart food gardening to support themselves.

We are grateful to the support of GlobalGiving and to donors who have supported us so far. I trust that we could strengthen our partnership in the coming months as you consider supporting us in the future. May God Bless you all.


Report by Sikhangele Qwase

Project Manager

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Sijonge Kuwe Youth Development Project

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
Project Leader:
Sikhangele Qwase
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
$109 raised of $10,000 goal
3 donations
$9,891 to go
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