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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 10:20

Salesian Institute Youth Projects appeals to South Africans to a Gift of Education this Holiday Season

Written by 
Support Youth at Risckin Cape Town

Salesian Institute Youth Projects of South Africa is calling on South Africans to make a difference, to give at-risk youth a second chance at life with an appeal campaign asking people to make even the smallest donation, which will help fund programmes such as the Learn to Live School of Skills, so that the youth can maximize their future potential.  

The Salesian Institute Youth Projects (SIYP) have been providing education, opportunities and emotional support for youth at risk for centuries, offering youth programmes, meals, clothing, life-skills and technical training for youth through education, vocational training, social skills and job placement assistance. The Salesian Institute Youth Projects says that nearly 44% of South African youth either drop out, or do not attend school even though they have a right to basic education. It is these youths who slide into a life of gangsterism, crime, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, poverty and cycle of hopelessness that continues to repeat itself without sustainable unemployment.

The unemployed percentage of youth who do not finish school has reached a critical stage. The Salesian Institute Youth Programmes reduce poverty by making a difference through education and by promoting employment amongst unemployed youth in South Africa. The Institute rely heavily on donations and funding to keep programmes such as the Learn to Live School of Skills alive and operational, although some funding is received from the Western Cape Department of Education and Skills Development it isn’t nearly enough to increase the impact which they hope will affect many lives by the end of 2019.

 For more information or to donate go to: https://salesianyouth.org/donate-today/donate/ Or visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SalesianInstituteYouthProjects/

Contact: Frieda Pehlivan, Communications Manager Tel: 012-4521450

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