Ad­ven­tur­ers take it all on

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TO ex­pose the youth to op­por­tu­ni­ties, Ubuntu Youth De­vel­op­ment to­gether with the Na­tional Youth De­vel­op­ment Agency (NYDA) will be host­ing the Dim­baza Youth Ca­reer expo at the Moses Twebe Great Hall in Dim­baza on Satur­day.

The event will be at­tended by var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tion sec­tors as well as the Na­tional Stu­dent Fi­nan­cial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). They will all be host­ing ex­hibits on the day and as­sist­ing the youth with ca­reer choices.

Ubuntu Youth De­vel­op­ment man­ager Andile Ndevu said the or­gan­i­sa­tion rep­re­sented the in­ter­ests of young peo­ple from var­i­ous sec­tors of so­ci­ety.

“As Ubuntu Youth De­vel­op­ment, we are of the view that ap­pro­pri­ate ca­reer aware­ness is the way to go if we are to op­ti­mise skills de­vel­op­ment.

“We have a strong con­vic­tion that all the mis­match of skills in our country comes from a lack of ap­pro­pri­ate ca­reer aware­ness and guid­ance,” he said.

Ndevu added that on the day, the youth would be given a chance to in­ter­act with stake­hold­ers that would as­sist with their ca­reer op­tions as well as ex­pos­ing them to bur­sary op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The youth expo is ex­pect­ing an at­ten­dance of more than 2,000 pupils from the high schools in the Dim­baza area and is also tar­get­ing un­em­ployed young peo­ple within Dim­baza Town­ship and the sur­round­ing ru­ral vil­lage high schools.

Ndevu said: “With this ca­reer expo we want to give ex­po­sure to young peo­ple who are un­em­ployed and those who strug­gle to be ac­cepted in in­sti­tu­tions and to find work af­ter grade 12. We want young peo­ple to know that there is life af­ter fin­ish­ing high school no mat­ter the back­ground”. Pink Fairy mul­ti­sport pre­sented their sec­ond King Ad­ven­ture Chal­lenge in King Wil­liam’s Town on Sun­day Au­gust 19.

The event, spon­sored by Buco, saw par­tic­i­pants take part in var­i­ous tri­als de­signed to test them phys­i­cally and men­tally, as well as their abil­ity to work as a team.

Par­tic­i­pants were given the choice of three routes: 10km, 30km and 60km.

Along they way, they took part in var­i­ous chal­lenges such as soccer ex­er­cises, horse rid­ing, ob­sta­cle cour­ses and even tests of trivia.

The 30 and 60km also in­cluded an ab­seil course down a nearby wa­ter­fall.

East Lon­don-based team Leg­ends of Ad­ven­ture Rac­ing won the 60km chal­lenge, while the 30km was won by team Your Pace or Mine.

The 10km chal­lenge went to Team E-Le­mona­tors from Li­ly­fontein School.

The or­gan­is­ers wish to thank the Mein­tjies, Ran­dalls and Gey­ers fam­i­lies for al­low­ing the use of their land and dams for the chal­lenge.

They also wish to thank SGIS Tim­ing, Alder­sons Am­bu­lance, Risk Man­age­ment and Rock­face Labs for their help in en­sur­ing the event ran smoothly.

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