United Way Helps South Africans Achieve Financial Stability

The South African Census (2011) indicates that there are over 800 000 working age young people (19-¬‐34) within the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) that are not in formal employment, education or training. Youth unemployment has become a major issue within our country and has led to many societal ills and hindered our economic development. United Way South Africa’s response to this crises is to create opportunities for vulnerable youth to become economically active through formal job placements, learnerships and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Our Goal

United Way South Africa aims to combat the unemployment crisis faced by South African youth through a robust collaboration between government, communities and the private sector. Our programmes are geared towards unearthing economic pathways for youth to become meaningfully engaged, capacitated and actively involved in the formal economy.

Our Strategy

Our programmes scale up the employability and capacity of high school leavers in order to increase their chances of gainful employment. We identify vulnerable youth, provide an avenue for these youth to continue their education through formal and/or trade learning opportunities and facilitate access to stable income opportunities through formal employment or entrepreneurship. 

How You Can Help

Partnerships are what we thrive on. Whether you are corporate company, government institution or an individual, we need your energy and resources in order to achieve our goals. Contact us for more information on how to help.