To help advance youth economic empowerment, Vodacom has given a facelift to Vodacom Change the World by relaunching the programme as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and youth volunteerism initiative.
Vodacom Change the World contributes to creating work experience opportunities for young people, who in turn will use their skills and time to give back to their communities through the non-profit organisations (NPOs) of their choice. The selected candidates are placed at an NPO of their choice for a year in nine provinces around the country. The NPO receives a grant and the volunteer a monthly stipend during the partnership.
On Thursday, a group of 20 young professionals were announced as the 2017 intake in Sandton, Johannesburg. The youth are excited and looking forward to start their projects and give back to communities.
The Vodacom Change the World programme was introduced in 2011, giving individuals the opportunity to volunteer their time and skills to work for a NPO for 12 months. To date, 111 volunteers have already made a difference through their placement at a wide range of NPOs.
Chief Officer for Vodacom Group Corporate Affairs, Takalani Netshitenzhe says: “Statistics released by Statistics South Africa in August this year indicate that youth unemployment is at...