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Employment in the township of Diepsloot

By offering relevant vocational training courses that meet the demand of the local labor market and supporting young people in applying for jobs, we increase the chance of a job.

What is the project?

Building strong communities

The concept of our cooperation partner Rhiza in South Africa is clear: according to the 'Rhiza cycle', start a project together with the local community that is combined from the start with the creation of earnings, so that the project is self-sufficient within three years. and Rhiza can withdraw. The power of the 'cycle', development - production - trading - reinvestment, lies in cooperating (ownership / buy-in) with the local community, which in this way are co-responsible for 'building strong communities'. This lays the foundation for continuing the projects in the field of nursery education, vocational training, entrepreneurship and health care. Net4kids and Rhiza collaborate on projects in the field of 'pre-primary education' and 'vocational training'.

Education is one of the most powerful weapons.

With the vocational training Rhiza focuses on unemployed youth between 18 and 35 years. And that is desperately needed, because the unemployment among the youth in the townships is no less than 60%. Rhiza offers training courses that meet the demands of the local labor market, such as Fashion and Design, Financial Administration, Nursery Education, IT, and 'hard skills' (bricklaying, welding, etc.). The training increases the chances of a job or your own entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is seeing opportunities and going for it!

By starting new businesses that match local demand and further developing existing businesses, Rhiza also provides more employment in the slums. Entrepreneurs and businesses are developed in local business hubs. These are business centers with office facilities where training is also provided.

Why did Net4kids choose this project partner?

Benefit to all parties involved

The founder of Rhiza and the brain behind the successful Rhiza cycle is Alef Meulenberg, who is based in South Africa. Together with the local population, he develops communities in which he is supported by the government and the local business community. Dutch companies that want to use Rhiza projects for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) benefit from Alef's entrepreneurial focus. He knows the Dutch and South African culture, has a large local funding system and 'knows the way'. Through co-creation, projects are set up that generate profit for all parties.

How do I make a difference in this project with my company?

The starting point of CSR policy, choose a suitable project that stays close to your DNA and / or the working area of your organization. Doing something right is only credible if it stays close to your core business and core values.

With company value 'Unleash your excellence', IT company Visualfabriq works closely with Rhiza. In addition to the training, IT professionals from Visualfabriq support young people in Diepsloot with extra guidance, job application training, 1-on-1 coaching and creating CVs and LinkedIn profiles. Practical matters that are educational for both parties; South African youths are even better prepared for the labor market and IT specialists emerge from their 'IT bubble' and learn from South African youths who have to overcome many hurdles before they experience 'Unleash your excellence'. Also something for your company? 

Making an impact starts with a financial commitment. This way we can really build together the involvement between your company and the project.

We make the match. Will you make the difference?

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