Katekani Community Project is a NPO (not-for-profit organization) working in two Provinces of Gauteng and North West in the following areas: City of Tshwane Winterveld, Mabopane, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa and Pretoria North. Bojanala District Moretele Municipality – Moeka, Motla, Swartdamand, Makaunyana. Madibeng Municipality – Klipgat, Moiletswane, Erasmus, Hebron, Madidi and Kgabalatsane. It was established by concerned community activists, after the realization of the high unemployment rate and out-of-school youth roaming the streets. Based on the research conducted involving all the community members, the organization was established and registered with the Not-for-profit directorate of the National Department of Social Development.
Our Research Findings:
There is mushrooming of youth headed households.
High prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse by the youth in and out of school.
Most of the youth from the age of 18-35 years are out of school.
Lack of information about higher learning institution and further education, training for
There is high number of school drop-outs and teenage pregnancy.
There is lack of opportunities due to inadequate skills
Lack of community support (parents and community business) on youth initiatives.
Majority of the youth and the poor continue to have unequal education and employment
There is high prevalence of HIV amongst adolescent and young people
Youth that is interested in business lack information on how to start their businesses (social
entrepreneurship and business support).
Youth with criminal records cannot access opportunities.
There is inadequate resource centres for youth e.g. Sport, Centre, Libraries and skills centres.