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Shedding light on the job market

SANDTON - The Sandton Convention Centre was buzzing with optimism as non-profit organization Acts of Love gathered a collection of industry professional to introduce underprivileged and orphaned children to a wide variety of career opportunities on 18 April.

Acts of Love is a non-profit organization based on providing support and services to underprivileged children through education and career building in an attempt to promote sustainable development in small communities.

The exhibition hosted individuals from a plethora of different career fields such as engineering, information technology, hair and beauty, marketing and event planning among others who opened the children’s eye to the different opportunities in the South African market.

The event formed part of the organization’s “Educare” initiative, which is a programme Acts of Love used to give free education to orphaned children. Spokesperson for Acts of Love Neil Nagooroo said that the aim was to give the children the motivation to finish matric and then assist them financially with their tertiary education.

The event gave the children the opportunity to interact with the professional in the many field to gain perspective as to what is expected of them in those particular professions.

Founder and chairperson at Acts of Love Collin Naidoo said, “We want the children to get an understanding of what the various career opportunities are and to give them an idea as to what the job entails and the expectations of the job are. But most of all, to get them to think of what they need to do to reach that level through their schooling now.”

The event invited individuals from Vodacom and Rosebank College among others to interact with over 130 children who were divided into groups of 10 and learn about the different opportunities in the job market.

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