Comfort Makhanya | 17 September 2023
The agency and foundation have a mutual inclination towards the attainment of national development objectives.
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and MTN Foundation have formed a groundbreaking partnership, demonstrating the commitment of both public and private sectors to youth development in South Africa.
On September 8, the agency and the foundation hosted a Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony at NYDA’s head office in Midrand.
The two organisations will collaborate to provide education, employment, training, and job opportunities for young people, preparing them for the challenges of the future.
This partnership reflects a critical alignment of interests between the agency and the foundation, marking a significant step towards realising the ambitious goals of the National Development Plan.
Asanda Luwaca, the executive chairperson of the agency, said, “The partnership will help bridge the gap between resilient young people and those willing to transform that resilience into something that will improve their conditions.”
Arthur Mukhuvha, the foundation’s general manager, expressed the importance of private-public sector partnerships. He said the foundation was dedicated to equipping young people with the tools and resources needed for a brighter future.
Mukhuvha emphasised the significance of digital skills training and how it would expand horizons, fostering innovative thinking and adaptability in the youth, which were essential traits for success.
A local youth, Thabo Mopeli commended the agency and said, “Wow, NYDA means business. Thank you NYDA team. We appreciate what you are doing for the youth.”
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