As you may be aware, the DEA funded Youth Environmental Services (YES) Programme is implemented by WESSA in the Western Cape.  We are about to enter into the third and final year of the programme which will run in Cape Town (recruiting from Grassy Park, Retreat, Cafda Village, Vrygrond, and Wallacedene in Kraaifontein), Grabouw, Knysna and Sedgefield in 2015.

Recruits are lining up for admission to the programme in January which will encompass both formal training and work-place based experience.  To provide exposure to the work environment – which is an important component of the one year programme – WESSA has made a call for organisations and businesses to partner with us by becoming Hosts for the 2015 recruits.  This may be hugely appealing for organisations that need a couple of extra pairs of hands on deck, provided the organisation has the capacity to mentor a young person for a year.

Should your Friends Group have the need and capacity for such a placement please contact the Project Manager Mandy Noffke to explore the exciting option of becoming a Host Organisation for the programme!  There is a small administration fee available for NGO Host Organisations who host a beneficiary.  Please feel free to forward this email on to other organisations who may be interested.

To learn more about the WESSA DEA Youth Environmental Services Programme visit our website, call Mandy on 021 701 1397 or 082 876 7155, or email mandy.noffke@wessa.co.za

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