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Youth employment and skills development program

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Youth employment and skills development program Youth employment and skills development program - South Africa We propose a solution by combining three “problem areas” and transforming them into “opportunity”. The three key issues that we face in Africa are that of poverty, unemployment and the huge backlog of affordable homes.
Currently there are 800,000 graduates that are unemployed in South Africa.  This means that our universities are producing a significant amount of unwanted skills for the needs of industry and our country.
This prompts the questions: - Does our higher education system produce unemployable graduates? Does our schooling system create unemployed youth after grade 12? Should we relook at the antiquated 1900 English curriculum applied in schools today? Are what is taught relevant to what is needed? Should we not cater for children who are not mathematical or scientifically inclined? Should we not teach basic entrepreneurial skills?
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