Artscape is excited and humbled about the opportunity to collaborate with the Ubuntu Institute to partake in the government initiative programme called YES for Youth (Youth Employment Service). YES is a collaborative economic enabler led by business with government and labour, aimed purely for the youth of this country. By accepting ten unemployed youth on the programme, Artscape is giving youth a 12-month intensive work experience.
The ten Interns started with Artscape on the April 1, 2019 where it all started with a meeting with the CEO, Marlene Le Roux and their respective line managers. Five of the interns are people with disabilities that are strategically placed in areas to accommodate their disability while empowering them with their current skills set and abilities. The interns come from various communities in and around the city of Cape Town such as Langa, Khayelitsha, and Mitchell’s Plain and as far as Klapmuts.
One of our Interns, Noluthando Makalina, who is within our IT department, competed in the “Build for Better” South African Adaptive Surfing national championships in Durban two weeks ago and won gold in her category. We are extremely proud of her for achieving such a milestone. Noluthando will be part of a South African team that will be going to California to compete internationally. We wish her all the best with her preparations.