The future of South Africa's youth is in good hands - their own - says Reabetsoe Motsepe, head of the Nedbank Foundation.
In 1992 the Nedbank Foundation was established to undertake the majority of Nedbank's corporate social investment. Its aim was the upliftment and development in South Africa, by giving communities the opportunity to participate in empowerment and sustainable programmes.
The Nedbank Foundation continues to search for new opportunities to contribute, pro-actively identifying areas of need within its focus areas of education, social and community development, economic upliftment and the promotion of arts, culture and heritage.
One of the specific areas of need identified by the Nedbank Foundation is economic development through the investment in young men and women, with the aim of developing skilled, entrepreneurial people who can be the drivers of the country's future economic development.
Nedbank, through the foundation, introduced the Nedbank Youth Development Centres (NYDC), which house a variety of development programmes for out-of-school and out-of-work youth.
There are two active centres in South Africa; one in Gauteng, which opened last year, and another in KwaZulu-Natal.
There are two fully paid-for courses up for grabs. To enter, phone 078-712-0550 and answer the question: "Where are the NYDCs situated?"