On the 8th of May 2013, Junior Achievement South Africa concluded another successful Youth Enterprise Development Programme, funded by the DG Murray Trust, with a commemorative certification ceremony for the graduates of the programme. The certification ceremony was held at the Siyafunda Community Training College in Orange Farm.
The programme is an intensive three to four month experience during which students meet once or twice a week for three hours. Applying an action learning methodology, the programme is designed for out of school youth between the ages of 18 and 35, and is aimed at encouraging unemployed youth to start their own businesses. The project also includes workplace readiness skills, life skills, financial literacy and banking and saving.
The programme was launched in January 2013 at the Orange Farm Community Centre and was facilitated by one of JASA's well-trained facilitators, Mr James Sekhonyane. James glowed with pride on Wednesday, as he congratulated the 32 students that had successfully completed the programme.