Education and training
The focus of RoH’s activities is to support various of LLB educational programmes for people in need in order to enable them to take care of themselves and contribute to society. Youth unemployment in South Africa reaches figures beyond 50%, whilst there is significant industrial demand for qualified workforce.
After having accomplished a successful technical pilot programme for 58 young people, we are developing our new initiative enGin (“German initiative for Engineering”). The aim of the initiative is to establish an educational centre for mainly male students concentrating on technical careers at Mabopane. In order to bridge the gap between the living conditions in the townships and the rather formal world of employment it is of great importance to also develop social skills such as adhering to a dress code, official behaviour, social values etc. but also to teach language skills.
If the pilot project in the automotive sector shows good results it is the plan to also include other technical disciplines as well to enlarge the regional focus of the project. In the context of this project we are closely co-operating with the chamber of commerce and industry, local institutions and the German industry.