Adventurers take it all on
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.