The future of a group of young people who completed a basic computer training course looks bright and promising.
The training, spearheaded by Ward 98 councillor Anele Gabuza in partnership with the City’s Department of Social Development, benefited 30 residents of Harare in Khayelitsha.
Mr Gabuza said it was crucial that young people were empowered with a variety of skills and that many young people found themselves frustrated and turning to drugs because they lacked relevant skills and were therefore unable to find employment.
He pointed out that the programmes should be youth-oriented and meaningful to their growth and development.
He also stressed that young people should be job creators rather than job-seekers.
“We want young people to produce sound leadership. We have a duty to bring development and skills to our people. Young people should be agents of change,” he said.
Trainee Sinazo Khethelo, 25, said she felt empowered after she completed the computer course.
She called on other young people to make use of such opportunities to empower themselves.