Based on the brilliant Buy1Give1 concept of transaction-based giving, our “Learn skills, give skills” initiative is a great way for all of us to make a lasting difference in people’s lives. We’ve teamed up with Breadline Africa to assist in breaking the cycle of poverty through education.
What do we mean? Well, for every delegate that registers for the PR Success Strategies For Your Business conference, R100 automatically goes straight to Breadline Africa to set up training facilities as part of their Cans4Skills initiative.
What is Cans4Skills you might ask? A can is the name that people in the container industry use for a shipping container. It’s a good name, because renovating cans into classrooms make so many new projects possible. Now Breadline Africa want cans to do the biggest job ever.
Specially-equipped cans are being taken into informal settlements where people have no work and no skills. The cans are used as workshops where young people learn basic skills like plumbing, housepainting, bricklaying, cooking, housework. Skills that will lead to jobs.
Breadline Africa aims to give unemployed young people the support they need to earn their own living and help them gain a sense of pride in doing so. Cans, or containers, are an excellent way to achieve this as they are able to be deployed anywhere the need exists, particularly where unemployed young people are spending their days. Cans4Skills can drive right into the desolate places where there are no opportunities and bring the chance of a life-time with them.