Godisang Development is a not-for-profit company established in 2012 with extensive experience in building solutions and innovations that can solve South Africa's youth unemployment challenge.
The establishment of Godisang was geared towards presenting opportunities to the youth to develop themselves to enter the mainstream economy of sustainable livelihoods through skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship.
We work alongside local and global organizations, including government and private sectors to build sustainable socio-economic pathways for South Africa's youth.
We are committed to empowering young people with tools and knowledge to be independent and productive.
Our vision is to remove systematic barriers to success and to assist with the development of South Africa's youth that are and have been locked out of opportunities.
Originally launched in 2012, we understood that young people navigate so many broken systems in their transition from a poorly performing education system and then they are faced with a labour market characterized by massive disruptions.
The situation is so dire especially for young women whose barriers to education, work seeking, and growth are higher and more difficult than they are for young men.
We identified the need to show that excluded work seekers from our previously disadvantaged communities could succeed in formal entry level jobs, challenging beliefs, and assumptions of many.
The next step was providing a solution that the challenges facing young people in our communities could not be solved without the government and private sectors. This gave birth to our partnerships with the Department of Social Development, Sustainable Livelihoods and Youth Development, Tshepo 1 Million and Lulaway Holdings
We believed that together, we could address South Africa's challenges at scale and at its roots, right in our townships where we can provide and be part of the solution to tackle the challenge of youth unemployment.
Our first ten (10) years was about demonstrating that there are new ways of doing things. Our partnership with a passionate and keen government department and partners across business have enabled us to grow from twelve (12) centres seeking to assist our communities to now forty-two (42) job centres, reaching over fifty thousand (50 000) beneficiaries every year, helping over five thousand (5000) beneficiaries gain scholarship / learnership / apprenticeship opportunities and over four thousand (4 000) employment opportunities every year.
In the last ten (10) years, we have together supported over forty thousand (40 000) young men and women, built solutions to help tackle youth unemployment in our communities and for this we say Thank You!!!
We hope that the next (10) years will see us together, central to our fight in breaking down systematic barriers to success and growth that have and continue to plague our youth and our communities.