“Education and skills key to youth empowerment for poverty”
By Anele Siwa
25 June 2008
The MEC for education in the Western Cape Cameron Dugmore has on Tuesday given ten practical steps that young people can choose from to empower themselves, which include finishing school, college or higher education.
Dugmore was addressing a group of about 150 young people from across the province at the annual youth month celebrations of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature today.
MEC Dugmore says there are so many chances for young people today and he offered the following practical options to think about:
> Staying at school and finishing matric
> Go to an FET college
> Study at an adult education centre
> Start a business
> Join the army or police service
> Study to become a teacher
> Volunteer your time
“Adult Education and Training remains a key tool in Government's efforts to combat unemployment and poverty. The youth can also play an important role in the Mass Literacy Campaign as they can be trained as volunteers and be equipped to provide basic literacy to communities,” says MEC Dugmore