Assupol joins fight against youth unemployment in North West
Insurance company partners with the Bakgatla ba Kgafela clan to give information, skills and training to help young people navigate the job market
Assupol partnered with the queen of the Bakgatla ba Kgafela clan in Moruleng village, outside Rustenburg, to help young people in the area with access to information in the fight against youth unemployment.
The partnership focused on giving unemployed youth in Moruleng and the neighbouring villages of Lesetleng, Lekubung, Lekutung and Tswaaneng access to vital information about career guidance, job preparedness and work readiness.
“It is disheartening to witness the potential and aspirations of our youth being stifled by the lack of opportunities,” says Velmah Nzembela, head of group corporate affairs at Assupol. “We have young minds, eager to contribute, who find themselves trapped in a cycle of unemployment, unable to break free and unleash their full potential.”
We have young minds, eager to contribute, who find themselves trapped in a cycle of unemployment, unable to break free and unleash their full potentialVelmah Nzembela, Assupol head of group corporate affairs
Assupol is passionate about making a difference in the communities it serves, which is why it readily accepted the the queen's request to help empower young people by providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive.
Assupol roped in other stakeholders including the department of basic education & training, the department of employment & labour, Afrika Tikkun and the National Youth Development Agency to organise a seminar in the community. The collaboration helped provide valuable resources and knowledge to help the community’s youth navigate the job market successfully.
“This day marks the beginning of a journey that will require perseverance, resilience and unwavering determination, but I have faith in the spirit of Moruleng village and in the strength of its community,” says Nzembela.
The seminar took place at Kgabutle Primary School in Moruleng, where more than 100 young people attended.