Xolisile Mbatha | 17 August 2023
Dumi le Roux, EmpowaYouth’s head, said this initiative in the area of Bushbuckridge focuses on five key sectors that play a pivotal role in the economic development of the region in terms of the transportation sector, tourism, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and agriculture.
Young people geared up for the exciting EmpowaYouth Activation Weekend recently hosted by Empowaworx.
The initiative aims to empower youth throughout the country by bringing private and public sector entities to where the youth are, to offer them real and relevant opportunities for jobs, learning and entrepreneurial funding.
According to Dumi le Roux, head of EmpowaYouth, in each area in which they activate, they take into consideration the district development model to ensure that the content and opportunities they offer are aligned with industries that are set to grow.
According to her, this ensures sustainability for the youth, by giving opportunities relevant to the area in which they reside.
“We ensure that the youth attending are given information that enables them to make informed decisions about career choices, to find opportunities that match their desires and skill sets. We activate different stages to address different industries. Each stage is carefully curated to ensure content is relevant and impactful.”
Le Roux said that in the area of Bushbuckridge, the initiative focuses on five key sectors that play a pivotal role in the economic development of the region.
“This will focus on the transportation sector, tourism, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, and agriculture. This is done by demonstrating the diverse potential within the agriculture value chain, from farming to agritech and agripreneurs, and the immense impact on both food security and employment.”
Le Roux said EmpowaYouth activates in semi-rural and peri-urban townships, and gives the youth the opportunities not often afforded to them, to become viable contributors to their communities and the economy.
“All the content is filmed and livestreamed on our social media pages, as well as packaged and posted on our YouTube channel, so that those who cannot attend in person are still able to benefit from the incredible line-up of speakers that present keynote addresses, masterclasses and panel discussions.”
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