When our youth are ready to gain expertise, we here to help bring their possibility to life through targeted upskilling initiatives that equip them with the technical, vocational, social and digital skills they need to find employment and thrive. 
 

Sandisiwe – The mom who remade her world

Together with Business Processing Enabling South Africa (BPESA) and Harambee, a cross skilling initiative was designed and implemented to improve young people’s employment opportunities by matching existing jobs to available skills through SAYouth.mobi. Our Absa clients have been part of the solution, building bridges to employment for youth that are laid off in shrinking sectors, and moving them into high demand business areas such as global business services (GBS).

This is the true story of Sandisiwe, a young mother of two children. She lost her job in the hospitality and tourism sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that all changed...

How Sharon became a giant

Sharon cultivated her love of the land from her mother. She would help to tend their small garden, selling the produce they grew to support their family. And she experienced first-hand the plight of pests and diseases on their crops – and their livelihood.

She dreamed of studying an agricultural degree with the aim to help small and emerging farmers improve their productivity, to create job opportunities, and ultimately to “free households from poverty”.

But while things did not always go as planned, Sharon never gave up on her dreams. This is her story.

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