I remember my first group of young people on a skills intervention I was partially responsible for. It was an IT internship. When I started working with this group of youth, the programme had already started. The group was fairly small and they had their training in another building of the office park where the head office was situated. They had so much aspiration and hope for their future in IT which not all of them followed at the end of the day. One of the young men in the group became a photographer. I look often at his work with admiration. The photo of us taken years later at a corporate function is still hanging in my passage at home. I feel so proud of these young people every time i walk past it.
Youth who finds no path where the path should be
It is June, bringing with it youth month. Our future, our tomorrow have to struggle through a flawed and unequal schooling system, high tertiary education cost and providers taking advantage of the poor environment our youth is in.