Ploughing back into the youth

The Cape Town International Convention Centre hosted a Youth Day programme for pupils from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain and focusing on the power of young people to make a change in their community, city and country.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) commemorated Youth Month with a special Youth Day programme that included pupils from Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain. The CTICC hosted pupils from Lathi-Tha School of Skills, in Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills, with both schools providing an alternative learning environment to youth and support them through skills and academic development.

“We are proud to be hosting Mitchell’s Plain School of Skills and Lathi-Tha School of Skills. For a number of years, we have provided the schools with life-skills and development training, as well as hosting them at the centre for hands-on experiential training from our qualified staff.

“We believe such training is invaluable and equips students with the tools they need to gain employment. At the CTICC it is important for us to show our gratitude to the youth who fought so valiantly for our freedom. In our small way, and by once again hosting our Youth Day programme, I hope we are doing justice to their legacy,” says Julie-May Ellingson, chief operating officer of the CTICC.