LISTEN | Lessons from the Basic Education Employment Initiative - Youth Capital

LISTEN | Lessons from the Basic Education Employment Initiative

Last week, the Department of Basic Education announced Phase 2 of the Basic Education Employment Initiative, as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package.

Phase 1 of the Programme ran from December 2020 to April 2021, with 300 000 young people hired as School Assistants. Youth Capital, in partnership with ORT SA CAPE and Youth@worK, ran online surveys with young people who took part in the programme and school representatives that hosted them. The final report highlights the lessons learnt, and insights on how to ensure that the programme works for young people.

READ: Four lessons from youth employment initiative

Youth Capital’s Project Lead Kristal Duncan-Williams spoke to Elijah Mhlanga, Chief Director Media Liaison at Department of Basic Education on The Talking Point about lessons learnt from Phase 1 of the programme and the upcoming Phase 2.

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