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Presentation to JMC Date: 10 November 2006. Introduction The presentation on NYS focuses on: Delivery partners of NYS The Lobbying and Advocacy Role that.

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1 Presentation to JMC Date: 10 November 2006

2 Introduction The presentation on NYS focuses on: Delivery partners of NYS The Lobbying and Advocacy Role that the NYC has played thus far Examples of NYS projects that are been rolled out Planned actions and Projects on NYS

3 Organisatio n Role The National Youth Service Unit (Minister in the Presidency coordinates this function through the NYC & the UYF) Work with government departments & civil society organisations to explore opportunities for service Develop clear guidelines & manuals to support the identification, design & implementation of youth service projects Train & register Technical Advisors (TAs) & Programme Institutional Assessors (PIAs) who provide technical support to organisations implementing NYS Identify & register projects that meet NYS criteria, brand & profile NYSP, secure funds & raise awareness about value of service Delivery Partners

4 OrganisationRole The National Youth Service Unit (Minister in the Presidency coordinates this function through the NYC & the UYF) Work with government departments & civil society organisations to explore opportunities for service Develop clear guidelines & manuals to support the identification, design & implementation of youth service projects Train & register Technical Advisors (TAs) & Programme Institutional Assessors (PIAs) who provide technical support to organisations implementing NYS Identify & register projects that meet NYS criteria, brand & profile NYSP, secure funds & raise awareness about value of service Delivery Partners

5 OrganisationRole The PresidencyPolitical Principal – Minister in the Presidency Co-ordination via the Policy Unit The National & Provincial Youth Commissions Lobbying, advocacy, project identification, monitoring, evaluation & policy framework Umsobomvu Youth FundManage the NYSU which in turn identifies, register & facilitate programme implementation. Provide financial & technical support, capacity building, contract management (service providers), follow up & aftercare (manage exit opportunities for youth) State Departments (incl. Provinces & Municipalities) e.g. Health, Social Development & Housing Implement NYS through platforms like Home Based Care, Peoples Housing Process, Water, Sanitation & other infrastructure initiatives (e.g. construction of community infrastructure), Adult Basic Education & Extension Service Delivery Partners

6 Achievements within the current financial year Lobbying and Advocacy Orientation Workshops has been held with various departments on NYS Bilaterals have also been engaged to further clarify expectations on NYS Platform was given at the Inter-Ministerial Committee to further lobby departments into rolling out NYS About 18 departments have been brought to an understanding of what NYS is Amongst issues that had to be clarified is a distinction between NYS and learnerships, and between NYS and EPWP

7 Projects that kicked off the ground Public Works Has started an intervention of preparing young people to become skilled artisans in the area of construction through skills development training programmes within 18 month duration. The department has identified buildings in all the regions of the Department of Public Works and ring fence them for maintenance work using the National Youth Service approach In addition the EPWP Programme that is coordinated in the Department of Public Works is providing additional opportunities for NYS through the various clusters of the EPWP

8 Health Department Health has Home Based Care support Programme to assist clinics and NGOs/CBOs/FBOs to provide greater community care and support KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, Free State have included NYS targets and budgets in their provincial business plans for the next financial. The targets in these business plans do not, however, reflect the additional targets as the result of the massification/scaling up of the NYS under the EPWP. Engagement with stakeholders in Mpumalanga and the Western Cape have not yet yielded results as in the above three provinces, however, the Senior Provincial Management in Mpumalanga have committed themselves to working towards meeting the requirements of the programme. The strategy is to elevate the engagements regarding the NYS to the level of the Provincial Steering Committees – where it has been demonstrated that positive results can be achieved. Engagements with the provinces of Gauteng, North West, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape have been begun in earnest.

9 GCIS The project has Multi-Purpose Community Centre (MPCC) Youth Service project will be implemented in partnership with the Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS). This project aims to support the Department in the provision of human resource capacity to staff the second generation MPCCs that are being rolled out currently. Through this project young people will be trained in customer care and community service skills after which they will be deployed in MPCCs to provide services to members of communities visiting MPCCs. As such the project will contribute to the enhancement of skills and employment opportunities for unemployed youth through participation in service activities that offer learning and occupational competencies. The youth will serve in the General Services Counters (GSCs) as well as assist other Departments operating in MPCCs with the provision of services. In the main the other Departments are Home Affairs, Social Development, Health etc.

10 Strengthening our Call for NYS Country wide mass mobilisation planned for December and January to attract about 5000 young people into service Deputy President fully supports the mobilisation The JMC s support is needed in spreading the message across Site visits are planned for departments to view examples of best practice The Deputy President has visited a site in Diepsloot and has two visits planned in two weeks time, one in NW another in Limpopo

11 Policy Review on NYS NYC leading an NYS Policy Review The Review will be based on the Green Paper(1998) and White Paper (1999)on NYS The delivery date for a revised policy is March 2007

12 Conclusion An estimation of young people have gone through NYS programs What needs to be established is exit opportunities created for these young people.


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