Skills training for 20 unskilled South African men

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This project provides 20 unemployed men the opportunity of attending training to learn technical skills such as gardening, painting, bricklaying, carpentry so that they may find work.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Unemployed men standing on the side of the road in South Africa's urban centres are low skilled, and often do not have work references. Many cannot take advantage of training that is offered as they lack funds for transport to and from the training, and they also need to seek work daily to feed their families. Richard Ryan, national training co-ordinator believes that "Our training provides these men the opportunity of learning a skill that will allow them to enter the open labour market."

How will this project solve this problem?

Training is provided to unemployed men in skills such as bricklaying, construction, carpentry, plastering, tiling, painting, decorating and plumbing. Training is focused on skills needed by the labour market to ensure success in finding work.

Potential Long Term Impact

This training project will benefit 20 unemployed day laborers by equipping them with a new skill required by the labour market. This training makes these men more confident in their ability to find work and to earn an income for their families.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Project Leader

Peter Kratz

Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

Where is this project located?

Map of Skills training for 20 unskilled South African men