Presentation on theme: "DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE DoA PRESENTATION ON THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH & DISABLED PERSONS The department of Agriculture does not have."— Presentation transcript:
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE DoA PRESENTATION ON THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH & DISABLED PERSONS The department of Agriculture does not have a centralized budget for these programmes however various Directorates have made some significant contribution to this aspect. 1. Nature of Activities/Programme 1.1Pilot Project on career Awareness on Agriculture targeting schools in KwaZulu Natal and Northern Cape. 1.2External Bursary Scheme for Scarce Skills in Agriculture. 1.3Experiential and Internship Programme. 1.4Entrepreneurial Development Programme.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE 2. Allocation 2.1 Pilot Project on Career Awareness. Learners with high academic potential are granted secondary school bursaries to the tune of R432 000 a year. 2.2External Bursary Scheme A sum of R5.3 million is allocated to University and College students each year. To date about 114 students are beneficiaries of the DoA external bursary scheme. 3.3Experiential and Internship In 2003/2004, 93 interns were taken while in 2004/2005 138 interns were placed in different Directorates. For 2005/2006 it is estimated that 160 interns will be selected. The internship cost DoA about R3 200 per intern on intern’s allowances each month. An additional R1.5 million has been set aside each year for the training of the interns. The profile of interns is 100% black and a minimum 15 out of interns expected to be selected for 2005/006 will be disabled.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE 2.4 Entrepreneurial Development Program About 25 unemployed graduates preferable those interested in self employment are selected each year to register for University of Stellenbosch Business School Agri Industry Development Programme (AIDP) on black release basis. The 25 interns attached to Agri Businesses under the guidance of a mentor. To date those interns have been placed in Agribusinesses like SENWES, AFGRI, Pioneer Foods, Wes KAAP AGRI etc. An amount of R2million is invested in this programme each year.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE 3. Expected budget for 2006 Pilot Project – Career AwarenessR500 000 External Bursary SchemeR5.3 million Experiential and InternshipR6.6 million Entrepreneurial Development ProgrammeR2 million Total R14.4 million
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE EDUPLANT PROGRAMME OF FOOD AND TREES FOR AFRICA This Project involves all the Provinces in evaluating all their school with Junior LandCare Projects and then nominating the two best schools to attend the Eduplant Week in Johannesburg from the 26-29 September 2005. Thus 18 Junior LandCare schools were represented at the Eduplant Week by a teacher and one leaner sponsored by the Department of Agriculture. Junior Care Prices for 2005 18 certificates for participation & information packs 9 Provincial Trophies with Medals (the two Provincial school compete with each other or the school that has done better than other in their province becomes the winner of the province. National Trophy & Medal for the best emerging school in LandCare plus a hamper of garden tools (Fork, Spade, Handhoe, hark, knapsack sprayer) worth R600,00. Second prize One A2 & A3 Aluminium Framed LandCare NoCare Posters Third prize A2 LandCare NoCare Aluminium Framed Poster.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE The following schools won the prize for the best school per Province above EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE Mbanga Junior Secondary School FREE STATE PROVINCE Leralathulo GAUTENG PROVINCE Ngungunyane Primary School KWAZULU NATAL PROVINCCE Khombindlela LIMPOPO PROVINCE Badimong Primary School MPUMALANGA PROVINCE Somlokothwa Primary School NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE Monwabisi High School EDUPLANT CONTINUE
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE EDUPLANT ONTINUE NORTH WEST PROVINCE Masakhane Primary School WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE Kennemeyer Primary School
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE FEMALE FARMER OF THE YEAR The project is being done by the Provinces: This competition normally takes place during the Women's Month in August of every year. Last year there were two young vibrant females who took part in the competition and each won an amount of R15000,00 as a price. A mentoring programm for them has been developed and they are working closely Provinces.
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE YOUTH FARMER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME THAT IS BEING DONE BY ONE OF OUR PUBLIC ENTITIES LANDBANK This programme is done in partnership with the following Structures: National Youth Commission Land Bank National Development Agency
DEPARTMENT: AGRICULTURE PURPOSE OF THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Purpose: Empowerment of young entrepreneurs Job creation & sustainable employment Capacity building & development Rural development in agriculture Access to finance First to lease land and then effect purchase of property within two years.