In the quest of helping young females empower themselves SDC, (specialist skills development organisation) together with Fix Moeti; MC, social entrepreneur and radio DJ Fix from 5FM are excited to share the completion of the selection process for the ‘The Fix SDC Learnership Programme’ The program welcomed over 100 applications from young, aspiring entrepreneurs – most of which come from a disadvantaged community.
Fix Moeti, owner and founder of The Fix Scholarship – now 7 years old, created the Fix Scholarship Program to groom the next generation of female South African social entrepreneurs, has a personal mantra of achieving goals, paying it forward and making visualisations a realisation. She partnered with SDC for the very first ‘The Fix SDC Learnership Programme‘ aimed at educating and empowering women who want to make a difference.
‘It all came down to the best 5 applicants. Congratulations to Andile, Darnell, Tshegofastho, Nonkhululeko and Lesego. We’re looking forward to an incredible journey of growth with each of them! “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” says Fix Moeti, owner and founder of The Fix Scholarship
The Winners: Next Generation of Young Female Entrepreneurs
Social entrepreneur, Andile Alexius, who will be taking the NQF level 4 Project Management Course, works in her community with ROAR SA. ROAR SA empowers children through public speaking and aims to raise the next generation of well-thought, well-spoken leaders and better the lives of people in marginalized, disadvantaged communities.
Home school teacher, Darnel Reed, has expressed interest in the NQF level 4 Generic Management Course, and feels that the youth are wasting their access to information so wants to dedicate her time investing in the future of our country by boosting access to technology. She dreams of creating an app that both teachers and students can use as a platform for learning and gaining insight.
Busi Tshegofatso Mdluli
Busi Tshegofatso Mdluli, who will complete a NQF level 4 Technical Support Course, volunteers her time at a Youth Development organisation to help young people change their lives by encouraging them to further their education to make the most of their lives. She believes that youth unemployment is the biggest issue in our country and is committed to making a change.
Nkululeko Phumzile Mogone
Budding entrepreneur, Nkululeko Phumzile Mogone, who will be taking the NQF level 4 Project Management Course, has a vision of opening a small cleaning company to help reduce unemployment in her community. She loves coming up with ideas that will have a positive impact and believes she can make a positive change in her community.
Lesego Desree Masinga
Small business owner, Lesego Desree Masinga, NQF level 3 Business Admin, is an aspiring entrepreneur who recently started a small business selling essential items. She will use this opportunity to further her business skills like creating business plans, registering her own company, learning how to deal with conflict in a workplace and improve on the characteristics of a great entrepreneur.
Daniel Gibhard, CEO of The Skills Development Corporation says, “We are committed to empowering the youth of today to become leaders of tomorrow. This partnership with ‘The Fix Scholarship’ has helped us identify a group of promising, young, female entrepreneurs who we can help grow into individuals who already are and will continue to make a change in their communities.”
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