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Shining a light on the youth’s bright future

A youth expo held at Key West aimed to give young people a better future.

Youth development and empowerment was at the top of the agenda during a youth expo held at Key West Shopping Centre on June 1.

The event comes at the perfect time as South Africans will be celebrating Youth Month and understanding the important role youngsters play in the future of the country.

The expo was organised by the Moshal Scholars Programme. It was jointly founded by philanthropist Martin Moshal (who is also an entrepreneur and businessman and founding partner of the Entrée Capital VC fund) as well as Yael Lavie (an executive with extensive experience in the world of finance and real estate) who currently serves as chairperson of the Moshal Programme and Bar-Lev Hi-Tech Park.

Esther Dugbatey and Tanaka Mahachi.

The event was in collaboration with the so-called ‘Solutionary Walkers’ as they prepared to walk 600km from Lesotho to Krugersdorp to empower youth.

The event also saw stakeholders from various institutions and organisations reaching out to youth on their services and programmes on offer, the stakeholders included Boston College (Krugersdorp), Moshal scholars, Sci-Bono, Kingswood Academy, Sports and Fitness College, North West University and Eduvos.

According to programme facilitator Eve Mokoena, more than 80 young people attended the event.

”It is important as it gives them a sense of purpose. A young person that is properly guided is likely to contribute positively to the community in general and the economy of a country as a whole,” Eve said.

Activities included educational content such as a science show, coding, and robotics. Schools that took part were Kingswood Academy, Krugersdorp High School and Westcol Krugersdorp West Campus students. Eve also added that young people will gain knowledge as the programme will allow them to get a sense of what they want in the future.

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