Youth unemployment is described as the single biggest risk to social stability in South Africa. According to Statistics SA’s recently released youth labour market report, youth unemployment has worsened since 2008 and more young people have given up looking for work. The report further highlights that in 2015 as many as 3.6-million young people are unemployed and actively seeking work.
To intercept this, the New loveLife Trust established and registered the loveLife Leadership Academy which seeks to collaborate with big business with the aim of providing South African Youth with skills that enable them to access opportunities. The purpose of the academy is to become the inspirational core in empowering young people to achieve their full potential in making meaningful contributions for better futures.
This November, the loveLife Leadership Academy will officially be launching the academy in introducing their strategy for being a key pillar of social cohesion as well as building on accessibility of economic and skills opportunities for the youth.
“We have the audacious goal of having 40 000 young people trained with skills & qualifications that enables them to access opportunities available in future, employment & entrepreneurship by 2020” – Basetsana Kumalo, Chair loveLife Leadership Academy Advisory Government legislation urges businesses in South Africa to support skills development, job creation, poverty alleviation and economic development but many companies struggle in terms of compliance. The Academy, through quality education programmes, provides a solution.
“We want to provide solutions that are both visible and measureable. The Academy encourages businesses to partner with us and help contribute to the creation of a conducive business environment in the long term and sustained economic growth. Together we can make a difference.” –
The academy launch will be held at the Maslow Hotel, Sandton on November 13, inviting loveLife Board Members, the loveLife Team, Youth Members, as well as Opinion Leaders and the Media.
ABOUT the loveLife Leadership Academy
The loveLife Leadership Development Trust is a registered not for profit Social Enterprise Trust registered under the Trust and Property Control Act 57 of 1988.
The loveLife Leadership Academy provides young people access to opportunities through the offering of SAQA accredited and life skills training for South African citizens as a solution to curb youth transition challenges from schooling to further education, employment and/or entrepreneurship.
The loveLife Leadership Academy recognises that leadership development as a strategy for social cohesion is critical, the challenge lies in the creation of a ripple effect that enables other young people from marginalised communities to access economic and skills development opportunities that are critical in building societies and effecting structural changes, which is what our training programmes offer the market.
For more information on the loveLife Leadership Academy, an Associate of the New loveLife Trust, visit lovelife.org