Contour Training Academy in partnership with Cape Wilderness College is embarking on a social responsibility drive with the aim to make a difference through Youth Development within the Theewaterskoof Municipality. This Municipality is the largest within the Overberg District and experiences a high number of unemployment. According to Statistics South Africa the Municipality has a population of over 108 000 people. The youth unemployment rate in the municipality is at 19.80% and those who have finished matric are just over 20% whereas those with no education at all make 5% of the population and those privileged enough to attend higher education are just over 7%. The agricultural sector is the main employer in the town; however tourism has the greatest potential in being one of the major contributors to the economy of the region.
This Programme is aimed at making a difference by identifying unemployed youth from previously disadvantaged background. The selection process includes a bootcamp in the wilderness, training in Field Ranging, life skills and business management. The programme is conducted over a year and the learners get placed with various partner organisations in the conservation industry operating in the area.
The programme depends entirely on sponsorship's and donations which covers mostly salaries of the Facilitators.
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