The future success of communities and economies relies on the next generation having the right skills, but one of the biggest challenges is equipping them with the right ones to enable them to fulfil their potential. We have designed programmes and interventions that will positively impact participants’ future academic and career paths.
In today’s fast changing, global economy, educators and employees alike recognise that traditional education often falls short of providing young people with the basic life skills they need to succeed – in school, their communities and future work places.
Greater investment in such programs will help narrow the growing gap between the supply of and demand for skilled workers, while helping to bridge the digital divide between developed and underdeveloped areas, municipalities and provinces of our country. Organisations, government departments and municipalities that are conscious of the needs of the country that are aligned to NDP, youth development and Social Corporate responsibility will benefit their organisations, the community and their employees.
We are expecting our life skills and Entrepreneurship Development programme to positively impact participants’ future academic, entrepreneurial and career paths. We have seen a greater of YLED participants achieve academic and personal success over the past decade and are committed to the journey of reaching and making a difference in the lives of more young people across the country and region
To-date more than 15 000 learners from a number of high schools in Gauteng, Limpopo, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have benefited from YLED efforts
NURTURING MINDS AND DEVELOPING LEADERS
PROGRAMMES & INTERVENTIONS
YLED Flagship Programme
YLED Give Back
Youth Self-Leadership Skills (YSL)
Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC)
Financial Literacy Programme
Young Women in Dialogue
Young Men in a Million
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY
"The lessons I’ve learned have helped me complete my matric year successfully and have made my life much easier at university, as we were given guidance on what to expect and how to tackle challenges that may arise; it put me in the frame of mind to achieve what I want to in life. Today I feel that I am a well-rounded person due to the experiences and lessons learnt from the programme."
“Today I am able to communicate better, having not being to an interview yet I’ve been prepared for one, from the clothing, posture, walk and even the hand shake. I know that there are opportunities for young people out there and things are not as dull and bad as they seem when one is in their closet.”
“The Entrepreneurship leg of the programme made me aspire to open my business one day. The LSM programme helped me quite a lot in matric because I could apply what I learned. At the beginning of my varsity life, I felt that I couldn‘t use some of the lessons learnt because I faced different challenges that I couldn’t tie in the skills that I learnt from the programme. However, over time I realized that some lessons where relevant and applicable to challenges I faced in higher learning.”
“YLED NPO, thank you for all you have done. Till this day, I still benefit from YLED. Even though I am in my engineering career, I tend to have business ideas for the future because I do not want to rely on my job for financial security."