Staff Writer | 29 August 2023
By equipping these entrepreneurs with essential resources, mentorship, and tools, this initiative rekindles optimism and encourages the pursuit of economic independence.
In a resolute response to the challenges faced by Township communities, the Empire Partner Foundation (EPF), in collaboration with Township Distribution Model (TDM) and with generous sponsorship from the Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA), today announced the successful recruitment, selection and onboarding of 50 previously unemployed youth onto EPF’s self-employment initiative.
This pivotal EPF initiative stands as a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of community-driven economic development, which as its foundation, creates a circular economy of nurturing local talent to provide direct services to the community, while creating self-employment opportunities in that community.
The CHIETA KASI FOOD CART project, supported by robust data, will showcases the substantial impact the project will make towards uplifting the beneficiaries and communities they operate in.
Total Beneficiaries: 50
Gender Distribution: Female: 38, Male: 12
Age Distribution: 18 years to 34 years: 41 and 34 years and above: 9
Ethnicity: Black: 100%
Brits: 7 beneficiaries
Soshanguve: 11 beneficiaries
Tshwane: 1 beneficiary
Centurion: 2 beneficiaries
Midrand: 1 beneficiary
Cosmo City: 6 beneficiaries
Tembisa: 5 beneficiaries
Boksburg: 1 beneficiary
Brakpan: 1 beneficiary
Soweto: 7 beneficiaries
Kathlehong: 2 beneficiaries
Vaal: 6 beneficiaries
Grade 10: 3 beneficiaries
Grade 11: 5 beneficiaries
Grade 12: 37 beneficiaries
Post Graduate: 5 beneficiaries
This collaboration between EPF, TDM, and CHIETA not only propels the entrepreneurial dreams of individuals but also provides an effective response to the despair often felt within township communities. By equipping these entrepreneurs with essential resources, mentorship, and tools, this initiative rekindles optimism and encourages the pursuit of economic independence.
In the face of adversity, EPF, TDM, and CHIETA are united in their commitment to eradicating despair and replacing it with the promise of a brighter future. This initiative stands as a testament to the transformative potential that can be unlocked when organizations collaborate with a shared vision of community upliftment.
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