WESSA, in partnership with the National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), is implementing the 2019 Youth Environmental Services Programme in ten municipalities in the Northern Cape and Free State.
This exciting, year-long learnership is exposing unemployed, disadvantaged youth between the ages of 18 and 35 to mentored work-integrated learning opportunities, accredited Environmental Practices Skills training, and selected non-accredited training courses.
The programme is focused on community services and each participant will be delivering two days service per month within an environmental sector in their local community. This community service is set to capacitate schools, old age homes, animal shelters, disabled care centres, urban parks and youth clubs.
Work and training received is both practical and theoretical and is exposing learners to hands-on examples of sustainable living.
The 2019 Free State and Northern Cape programme is being implemented in the following areas:
Mangaung Region (Bloemfontein, Botshabelo, Thaba Nchu, Wepner)
Masilonyana Region (Brandfort, Theunissen, Winburg, Verkeerdevlei, Ventersburg)
Tokologo Region (Boshof, Dealesville, Soutpan)
Dikgatlong Region (Barkly-West, Windsorton, Pniel, Kathu)
Emthanjeni Region (De Aar)
Magareng Region (Warrenton)
Kai !Garib Region (Keimoes, Kakamas, Kenhardt, Riemvasmark)