We’re excited to share the conclusion of a wonderful 3-year partnership with the European Union and Operation Hope South Africa, which enabled the expansion of our work to the Northern Cape, Limpopo and the Free State.
The project was named the Trailblazer Program: Skills Development and Social Entrepreneurship for High School and Post-secondary Youth. Through it, we aimed to equip 15- to 30-year-old youth to be active citizens with the skills and capacity to engage with socio-economic activities and have a sense of self-worth, purpose, awareness and social responsibility, which will enable them to actively contribute to more inclusive and sustainable growth.
The project was implemented over a period of three years (2017 – 2019) with a target of benefiting 1,140 youth from Free State, Limpopo and Northern Cape Provinces. In the end, we were able to achieve significant impact, having trained 1,174 youth, leading to 594 community social action projects, which touched the lives of more than 44 000 people in South Africa. These social action projects have contributed to wider national development goals, as well as the thematic areas of the global Sustainable Development Goals.