On 7 September 2015, the Uthukela District in KwaZulu-Natal embarked on a youth development programme for 18 to 35 year old unemployed persons, using the Education Centres as the venue for the delivery of MIET AFRICA’s Learn to Earn programme.
Interest in Learn to Earn as a programme for unemployed youth grew during its implementation at Lokothwayo Secondary School, one of the Inclusive Education in Action programme schools in Uthukela.
The Centre Managers of the four centres in the district have teamed up to deliver the first session at the Mimosadale
Education Centre, just south of Estcourt. They started with a group of 24 participants, all of whom have Grade 12 certificates and live in the rural community around the centre.
MIET AFRICA supplied programme materials and trained the Centre Manager facilitators in programme delivery. Originally developed with funding from ABSA for high school learners, this is the first time that Learn to Earn is being offered to unemployed youth. The programme is being evaluated to test its relevance and suitability for this audience.
Upon completion of the Mimosadale programme, Learn to Earn will be offered by the Centre Managers at the other three Education Centres in the district.
Follow this link to find out more: What is Learn to Earn?