PYD ANNUAL CAREER EXHIBITION AROUND THE CORNER
Various influential reports have recently confirmed that the crisis in Science and Mathematics Education has deepened in our country. This crisis is forming an obstacle in the way of African advancement and is effecting the growth of the economy in South Africa. School performance of learners clearly indicates that:
The national crisis in (particularly) Mathematics and Science education in South African schools has deepened.
Learners are not exposed to modern teaching strategies, including the use of technology in the Mathematics and Science classrooms.
Not nearly enough FET learners will qualify for Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) or Commerce degree or diploma programmes at HE institutions. (see e.g. http://www.cde.org.za/article.php?a_id=264)
Since 2012 Phaphama Youth Development (PYD) has been hosting Career Exhibitions for 10 High Schools from Dihlabeng Local Municipality and the improvement since then in schools has been impressive. The feedback received from the schools and the Local Department of Education is humbling.
PYD is a NONPROFIT Organisation (068 – 735) and PBO (930037537) which was established in 2008 and registered in 2009 to respond to the community health and welfare services free of charge. Their offices are based in 190 Kgubetswana in Clarens. The organization operates in Clarens and nearby towns subject to demand of the service. They strive to serve the poorest of the poor, with no thought of who deserves help, but only who needs help!
PLAN AND INVITATION
Phaphama Youth Development will be hosting its annual Career Exhibition in April 2016 which will be targeting all Grade 12 learners from all the Public Schools around Dihlabeng Local Municipality. This year’s exhibition will be the biggest Career exhibition PYD has hosted so far, targeting over a thousand matriculants.
Since PYD started with the career exhibitions and other educational programmes it has seen much change in the education progress of many children of with the pass rate within Dihlabeng Local Municipality having increased over the past 3 years. Many learners are getting admitted in the higher learning institutions.
Organisations and individuals are therefore humbly invited to be part of this life-changing event whereby they will be given a chance to put up a stall and exhibit. Organisations are welcome to give a presentation on Careers available in their structures and the channels which young people should follow in order to access bursaries, internships and learnerships.
THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS:
DATE: 15 April 2016
TIME: 09:30 – 16:00
VENUE: Bethlehem Showgrounds
ENTRANCE AND EXHIBITIONS: Free
The 1 day program will enrich the youth in the areas of technology, computers, multimedia, writing, art, math, science, literature, gaming, the Internet, study skills, and social skills.
The primary function of a Career exhibition is to offer students the opportunity to consider their future and interact with various avenues of employment, training and/or further education.
There is hope that this program will create more opportunities for young people to change their way of thinking, build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in life building activities instead of alcohol, Drugs and Sex.
The Army Base, which next to the showgrounds, will be exhibiting the following Careers just to mention but a few:
Marketing and ICT
For more information or clarity anyone is welcome to contact Ntsebe Mofokeng on 078 245 1709 or Onward Mvurume on 073 054 3145.