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2 BACKGROUND TO NARYSEC Job creation and skills development of youth are national priorities. Unemployment of youth in rural areas even more serious. The Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) was developed in 2009. In response to the plight of youth in rural areas the National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC) was established on 1 September 2010. Emphasis of NARYSEC is the development of the skills of rural youth. 2

3 THE OBJECTIVES OF THE NARYSEC PROGRAMME Nation building and community service through the initiation of district life skills hubs that serve as rural youth empowerment centres. Enabling rural youth to play a strategic and significant role in the transformation of rural communities by participating in the roll out and implementation of the CRDP. Creating a major countryside revolution for socio- economic freedom with special emphasis on rural areas. 3

4 THE OBJECTIVES OF THE NARYSEC PROGRAMME Enhancing the spirit of ubuntu through whole-person self-development, economic participation, community values and personal empowerment among young people. Promoting a result oriented national rural youth service and thereby build patriotism, social cohesion and stable rural communities with viable institutions, sustainable economies and access to social amenities able to attract and retain skilled and knowledgeable people who will contribute to growth and development of the rural communities. Investing in the future by investing in the youth today. 4

5 PRESENT TARGET GROUP AND PERIOD Rural ward focused. Age group 18 to 35 – (working age). Completed grade 10 (std. 8) or higher (completed school). Stipend of R1 320 per month. Gender balance of 50/50 even though distribution in provinces may be different. Four years – can migrate to better employment or business opportunities earlier. 5

6 NATIONAL RURAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS (NARYSEC) Know Your People! Know Your Village! Live Up To Your Responsibility!

7 GROWTH IN NARYSEC AND EXIT INFO START DATENUMBER OF YOUTHEXIT DATE 1 September 2010 7 95631 August 2014 30 April 2012 8 04129 April 2016 31 May 2012 9 37130 May 2016 30 June 201210 47829 June 2016 31 August 201211 14030 August 2016 30 September 201211 54029 September 2016 31 March 201312 88130 March 2017 7

8 CURRENT ENROLMENT: NARYSEC PARTICIPANTS PER PROVINCE PROVINCEFEMALEMALE TOTAL EASTERN CAPE1 3881 0212 400 FREE-STATE 232 148 380 GAUTENG1 171 6731 844 KWAZULU-NATAL 931 5301 461 LIMPOPO1 166 7931 959 MPUMALANGA 572 389 961 NORTH WEST 735 5451 280 NORTHERN CAPE 582 343 925 WESTERN CAPE 990 6811 671 Grand Total7 7575 12412 881

9 YOUTH TRAINED WHERE AND ON WHAT Agriculture Fort Cox: 69 youth trained on Animal Production: NQF Level 2. 38 FETC nationally: 5057 youth were trained in the various fields of construction: –Building & Civil Construction: NQF Level 3. –Plumbing: NQF Level 2. –Welding: NQF Level 2. –Electrical Engineering for construction: NQF Level 2. –Community House Building: NQF Level 2. 9

10 CONT, FETC: Business Administration Services: Level 2 & Level 4. South African Wildlife College and Wilderness Foundation trained 300 youth on Farm Management: NC Level 1. StatsSA and Social Dev trained 4000 youth on HouseHold Profilling. SANDF trained 4700 youth in Character Building. Bytes Technology trained 300 youth on Computer data capturing. 10

11 CONT, Chief Directorate Rural Disaster trained 88 youth on various courses: –Community based disaster risk management. –Disaster risks. –Handling of dangerous goods. –Basic Computer skills. –Communication. –Office Administration –First Aid course I and II. These youth are based at various Thusong Centres. 11

12 NEW SKILLS PROGRAMMES 2013 AND BEYOND NC: Animal Production: NQF Level 2 NC: Automotive Repair & Maintenance: NQF Level 2 NC: Building & Civil construction: NQF Level 3 FETC: Plumbing: NQF Level 4 FETC: Welding: NQF Level 4 NC: Business Administration Services: Level 2 & Level 4 Renewable Energy: NQF Level 3 Agri-business: NQF Level 3 Solid Waste Management: NQF Level 3 Waste Water Management: NQF Level 3 Hospitality: NQF Level 3 12

13 CHALLENGES Learnership and other skills programs require that after 30% training in theory at the College, a learner must undergo practical work training at a host employer to complete 70% work practical experience part. DRDLR does not have facilities to host learners as per their area of training. Initially this was a huge challenge to persuade relevant host employers to do the 70% practical training. This is a problem even outside the NARYSEC programme. To date 80% of the participants who completed construction training have been placed with host employers. Sites for the remaining 20% are still sought. 13

14 CHALLENGES Although host employers are carefully selected conditions are not always conducive for youth to get practical experience. Such youth would be removed to avoid putting them at risk. FETC start programmes at set dates. Youth waiting to enroll would not necessarily be kept busy. Youth are linked to local municipalities to work in community projects of Municipality as Community Development Volunteers. Not all municipalities utilise youth actively. 14

15 STRATEGIES TO MITIGATE CHALLENGES The challenge remains in linking skilled young people to relevant job opportunities. Various institutions are in place to address this. The most significant intervention is the NARYSEC Technical Support Unit (DBSA). Their purpose is to oversee activities at colleges and at the various workplaces where youth are trained. The NTSU has now become fully operational. Municipalities not utilising youth lead to youth not being engaged. Although several engagements at especially Ministerial level took place progress is slow. These engagements continue. 15

16 NARYSEC PROJECTS Ablution facilities Limpopo school. Pack house Madzivandila. Houses Malamulele. Children's ward Addington Hospital. Renovate nurses residences Addington Hospital. Low cost housing Paarl. Paving Beaufort West. Household profiling. 16


18 COLBERT MABASA LIMPOPO Colbert Mabasa completed his workplace training at the Malamulele construction site. Colbert did not think that the NARYSEC training would impact his life and that of the entire community. The local chief witnessed Colbert's contribution in job creation for some of his villagers and decided to offer him 5ha piece of land as a token of appreciation for community service. Colbert bought himself a brick making machine and started manufacturing bricks and selling them in his village. NARYSEC encouraged him to register his own business. He sells bricks in and around Malamulele area. He has currently completed building works for a clergy man in his community. 18

19 MOEKETSI DEANE NORTH WEST Moeketsi Deane, a NARYSEC participant, formed a business with other participants in North West. They were awarded a sub-contract to build a Health Centre in Moretele in Bojanala District. 20 other community youth has been employed by the participants in the project. Low cost housing in Randfontein Johannesburg has been earmark to be built by the same NARYSEC participants. 19

20 WENDY TSOTETSI GAUTENG Wendy Tsotetsi, is a NARYSEC participant who have formed an agriculture cooperative in piggery, vegetable production and cropping. These youth are based in Kaalfontein where they operate under Emfuleni Local Municipality. They also train members of the community on climate change and adaptation especially for agricultural purposes. They have planted maize for the first time this year and should harvest in May/June 2013. 20

21 IMPACT Direct economic impact to unemployed youth through the stipend. Youth support between three to five people with the stipend, impacting on between 35 000 to 50 000 people. Youth who left the schooling system early is provided with a SAQA/ NQF accredited qualification. Community service is performed throughout the NARYSEC programme of action. Household profiling provides a national database of rural people with a rich potential of research to guide future activities. 21

22 IMPACT The training programme by the Department of Defence instils discipline, patriotism, life skills, communication skills, leadership skills, etc. Enterprize development skills will assist the entrepreneurs to get a start in business. A well rounded young person will exit from NARYSEC with a qualification as well as a member of a cooperative. NARYSEC is still a young programme (two and a half years old) and the real impact will become evident over time. 22



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