African Impact Foundation
Developing skills for unemployed youth community members through garden development and kickstart income generation.
African Impact Foundation
African Impact Foundation is a registered Non-Government Organisation in South Africa, UK and Zambia. We work to implement long-term positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities in Africa. Currently we have 24 projects operating in East and Southern Africa. Our commitment to ‘Educate, Enrich and Empower’ points to our main areas of focus: Education and Enrichment, Health & Nutrition, Empowering Communities, Gender Equality and Conservation Education.
The Greater Kruger region of South Africa experiences severe unemployment, poverty, and a lack of basic education. This is especially true of the youth living in the area, with 15-24 year olds making up 70% of all those unemployed in Mpumalanga.
The cycle of poor education, poverty and health issues create an environment in which communities struggle to escape. The youth in the area receive limited education from under-resourced facilities, coupled with the lack of practical experience needed to attain and retain employment ultimately limits their ability to get jobs and create a stable income. This further contributes to the unemployment in the area and an increase in poverty levels.
Our initial goal is to help these unemployed young people to sustain themselves and their families through growing vegetables to supplement their diet for self sufficiency. Once this is achieved we will seek with the young people to build their skills for income generation.
Short Term Impact: The high school graduates will be able to provide nutritious vegetables for themselves and their families as well as learning food gardening skills.
Long Term Impact: The youth will create seedling boxes and vegetables to sell for income generation and so they can start their own garden at home. These youths will be using seedlings to start their own garden at home or continue into commercial farming to maximize income generation and partner with local businesses.
Skills Training in Young People
We are currently working in partnership with a local High School who have offered us a piece of land that we have created a community garden to help local youth sustain themselves and their families and increase income generation. High School graduates will have the opportunity to learn new skills and generate small scale income for further education.
Link to the page: https://africanimpactfoundation.org/sasekile/
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|Date||Amount received excluding taxes|
|31/12/2018||13.4844 $ (to come up)|
|31/01/2019||12.3607 $ (to come up)|
|28/02/2019||17.9792 $ (to come up)|