Now, more than ever, there’s a pressing need to ensure that the South African economy keeps on going. A strong economy means job creation, and a high employment rate is an important predictor of political stability. On a personal level, being unemployed affects self-esteem – and it is our hope for all South Africans to flourish.
With that being said, if you haven’t allocated your Different Donation yet, and would like to help create jobs in South Africa, here are a few options on Different.org to choose from:
E3 Youth Development Hub in Mbombela, Nelspruit, provides unemployed youth with training, mentorship and a small business incubation space.
MES’s GROW (God Restores Our World) Project based in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, is a job-and-life rehabilitation project for homeless and unemployed community members.
The Woza Coffee School, Cape Town, trains the unemployed “at-risk” youth to become baristas and places them into full-time employment in this role.