The programmes that the Services SETA offer have benefited thousands of young people around the country. Precious Deliwe Kubheka of Kliptown, Soweto, is one such case. The 21-year-old was offered a bursary by the Services SETA through the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP) to study for a National Diploma in Real Estate at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
“Thanks to the Services SETA and KYP, I moved to Cape Town to study for a real estate degree. Growing up in Kliptown, where there are no proper houses for families inspired me to study towards real estate so I can help change the community I come from and improve the standard of living,” Kubheka says, adding that she aims to graduate this year after three years of study.
The KYP aims to radically change lives of youngsters in Kliptown, a node of Soweto that is underdeveloped. “The program was founded in May 2007 by a small group of inspired and passionate young people from Kliptown who dedicated their time to making a difference in their community.
“Our dream was to help our members lift themselves out of poverty through education. From the time we began, with a little more than our talents, energy and a place to invite children to work with us, we have grown to be an internationally recognised organisation that has developed our members and staff with valuable skills to change their own lives,” says Thulani Madondo, one of the founders of KYP.