In the quest of helping young females empower themselves, the Skills Development Corporation (SDC) – a specialist skills development organisation – together with Fix Moeti – speaker, social entrepreneur and radio DJ Fix from 5FM – are excited to share the completion of the selection process for The Fix SDC Learnership Programme.
The programme welcomed over 100 applications from young, aspiring entrepreneurs – most of whom come from a disadvantaged community.
Fix Moeti, owner and founder of the Fix Scholarship – now seven years old – created this scholarship programme to groom the next generation of female South African social entrepreneurs, has a personal mantra of achieving goals, paying it forward and making visualisations a realisation. She partnered with SDC for the very first time in The Fix SDC Learnership Programme, aimed at educating and empowering women who want to make a difference.
Fix says, ‘It all came down to the best five applicants. Congratulations to Andile, Darnell, Tshegofastho, Nonkhululeko and Lesego. We’re looking forward to an incredible journey of growth with each of them. ‘Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.’
Read more about DJ Fix here: Focus is fixed
Find out more about the winners:
Andile Alexius is a social entrepreneur who will be taking the NQF Level 4 Project Management Course. She works in her community with ROAR SA which empowers children through public speaking and aims to raise the next generation of well-thought, well-spoken leaders and better the lives of people in marginalized, disadvantaged communities.
Darnel Reed is a home-school teacher who has expressed interest in the NQF Level 4 Generic Management Course. She feels that the youth are wasting their access to information so wants to dedicate her time investing in the future of our country by boosting access to technology. She dreams of creating an app that both teachers and students can use as a platform for learning and gaining insight.
Busi Tshegofatso Mdluli who will complete an NQF Level 4 Technical Support Course, volunteers her time at a youth development organisation to help young people change their lives by encouraging them to further their education to make the most of their lives. She believes that youth unemployment is the biggest issue in our country and is committed to making a change.
Nonkululeko Khumalo is a budding entrepreneur – who will complete the NQF Level 3 business admin – took it upon herself to acquire skills and knowledge in technology and is planning to impart this knowledge to her fellow youth. She has a goal to start a training school in technology, where people will be taught about artificial intelligence, web development, 3D printing, cybersecurity and more.
Lesego Desree Masinga is a small business owner, NQF level 3 Business Admin. She is an aspiring entrepreneur who recently started a small business selling essential items. She will use this opportunity to further her business skills like creating business plans, registering her own company, learning how to deal with conflict in a workplace and improve on the characteristics of a great entrepreneur.
Daniel Gibhard, CEO of SDC says, ‘We are committed to empowering the youth of today to become leaders of tomorrow. This partnership with the Fix Scholarship has helped us identify a group of promising, young, female entrepreneurs who we can help grow into individuals who already are and will continue to make a change in their communities.’