This programme is a dynamic and highly successful Skills Development and Job-Readiness Programme that caters for unemployed school-leavers. Here we offer a range of training on life skills, basic computer literacy, and work-readiness skills. Approximately 60% of the participants are girls and we have an 80% placement success rate. The Fit for Life, Fit for Work programme focuses on the development of a holistic approach that will offer unskilled and disadvantaged youth in Nyanga and Surrounding informal settlements life and development skills that will include training sessions on goal-setting; life mapping; computer literacy including online coding; work preparation through team building and youth activation; and basic financial management.
The program will also offer an entrepreneurship segment, work placement opportunities as well as prospects for furthering higher education for interested young people. The program aims to motivate young people to pursue opportunities with a prospective stable salary as well as guidance and support. They are taught about life/coping skills and are prepared for the world of work through skills like drawing up their CV, the do’s and don’ts of job interviews, verbal and written communication skills in English, and Computer skills. We then do the job placement with different retailers such as Call Centre, Retails stores, etc. The program aims at training 200 youth annually; with 60% of young women targeted to benefit from the program.
Who can benefit from this Programme?
- Unemployed and out of school youth
- Young people between the ages of 18 to 40 years
- Young people from Nyanga and surrounding areas
Life Skills and Personal Development
This activity is aimed at proving you with the necessary life and soft skills to succeed in employment or further education. These include life coping mechanisms, personal goal development, communication, time management, problem-solving, and creativity. This activity also provides the youth with information on sexual and reproductive rights and HIV and AIDS.
End-User Computer Training
This activity is aimed at offering young people out of school and employment with basic computer training to better prepare them for further education or employment.
This activity is aimed at offering young people out of school and employment with the provided with the necessary skills to succeed professionally, including interview skills, job readiness, CV preparation and workplace etiquette.
To find out more detail about the Fit for Life, Fit for Work programmes, click here to download the booklet. (PDF, 2.1Mb)
View the Fit For Life Brochure