Enhancing Access to Employment and Skills for African Women

To provide a safe and welcoming space to local women to come and learn new skills and jain support to access employment through CV support and employment workshops.

  • South Africa
  • The GVI Trust Team, info@gviworld.com

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Many people came to Cape Town in search of work and Townships became over populated and outgrown their location. With the majority of men finding employment women are often left behind in Townships, this project provides skills training for women to access for free and train in an area that interests them and provides a route for future employment. Our projects include computer skills, CV and job seeking support, sewing classes and Enterprise support to women from multiple townships.

Living in a township has very special community feeling, however employment is a big challenge. South Africa’s unemployment is on the rise and at 27%, the majority of unemployed individuals stay in townships. The majority of men travel out of the township every day for employment leaving women at home and unemployed. 7% of adults are illiterate and many women are ambitious and driven but have never had the opportunity or guidance that we hope to provide.

Working with the local community we can provide the environment and tools to enable local women to learn and unlock their potential to start their own business locally and to provide their family with a stable and regular income. Providing one to one support locally we will work with individuals to unlock their ideas and make them a reality.

Working with our partners we will identify inspirational and highly motivated women to join our program. These locals will become ambassadors for change in the township and share their experience, learning and skills with friends and family to help others unlock their potential. For every business we support and grow, we plan for them to create awareness and further jobs for locals to work towards tackling the increasing unemployment problem in South Africa.

Many people came to Cape Town in search of work and Townships became over populated and outgrown their location. With the majority of men finding employment women are often left behind in Townships, this project provides skills training for women to access for free and train in an area that interests them and provides a route for future employment. Our projects include computer skills, CV and job seeking support, sewing classes and Enterprise support to women from multiple townships.

Living in a township has very special community feeling, however employment is a big challenge. South Africa’s unemployment is on the rise and at 27%, the majority of unemployed individuals stay in townships. The majority of men travel out of the township every day for employment leaving women at home and unemployed. 7% of adults are illiterate and many women are ambitious and driven but have never had the opportunity or guidance that we hope to provide.

Working with the local community we can provide the environment and tools to enable local women to learn and unlock their potential to start their own business locally and to provide their family with a stable and regular income. Providing one to one support locally we will work with individuals to unlock their ideas and make them a reality.

Working with our partners we will identify inspirational and highly motivated women to join our program. These locals will become ambassadors for change in the township and share their experience, learning and skills with friends and family to help others unlock their potential. For every business we support and grow, we plan for them to create awareness and further jobs for locals to work towards tackling the increasing unemployment problem in South Africa.

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