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City empowers young ECD teachers to celebrate Youth Month

The workshop is one of many youth-focused activities to commemorate Youth Month in honour of the resilience demonstrated by the youth of 1976.

The City of Ekurhuleni kicked off their Youth Month programme by hosting a creative club workshop on June 10.

During the workshop, young practitioners of Early Childhood Development (ECD) were taught different techniques for applying arts and crafts as learning tools, while promoting the culture of reading among learners.

According to the CoE spokesperson, Zweli Dlamini, the day focused on ECD teachers as they form part of the future that will help inculcate the foundation of making reading and learning fun and stimulating young minds.

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Dlamini said the workshop is one of many youth-focused activities to commemorate Youth Month in honour of the resilience demonstrated by the youth of 1976.

“Our Youth Month programmes are multi-faceted and cut across different sectors and are designed to unlock young people’s potential and alleviate youth unemployment,” said Dlamini.

He added that a programme called Hike4Life is also on the list of month-long activities, and it will create a platform to discuss the importance of the youth’s overall mental and physical well-being.

The annual Ekurhuleni Youth Month Masterclasses will be held for the youth in the fashion, design and arts and craft sectors to develop their skills and address poverty and youth unemployment.

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According to Dlamini, a new group of recruits will also enter the world of work through experiential training provided through the Ekurhuleni Public Employment Programme.

“Young people making positive change through community work will be honoured at the Youth Legacy Excellence Awards ceremony. Additional Youth Month programmes will be communicated closer to the scheduled dates,” Dlamini added.

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