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A game-changing program for unemployed youth and is a 6-month experience in social enterprise and guided coaching for professional development of conversion to training.

The Catalyst Program addresses the issue of young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs). The program is a 25-week (6 month) experience in personal development, social impact and guided coaching for professional development to increase the likelihood of conversion to employment, enterprise, education or training. Catalyst is designed to support youth to self-determine, define, achieve their goals and successfully enter into employment, education, enterprise or training.

Our goals with this program is to:

  1. Contribute to reducing the youth NEET rate to <30% by 2030.
  2. Break the continuum of hopelessness of out-of-school, post-school youth by rebuilding their self-belief and resilience through training, practical experience and inspiration.
  3. Inspire and support a bias toward entrepreneurship and innovation by helping young people develop the skills, networks and desire to identify and access opportunity.
  4. Provide an intervention that is accessible for post-school non-Matriculants to improve their futures.

Catalyst Impact Stories

2020 Catalyst Gauteng Cohort 6 Highlights

2020 Catalyst Gauteng Cohort 6 Highlights We're excited to share the highlights of our 6th cohort of Catalyst in Gauteng, which was implemented in 3 regions...

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2020-21 Catalyst Northern Cape Cohort 1 Highlights

2020-21 Catalyst Northern Cape Cohort 1 Highlights In November 2020 we kicked off our very first Catalyst Program intake in the Northern Cape with youth participants...

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#CatalystImpact – 2020 Catalysts Stories of Change

#CatalystImpact - 2020 Catalysts Stories of Change Over 6 million youth in South Africa are not in education, employment or training (NEET). The impact of this...

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Catalyst 2020 Impact Report

2020-21 Catalyst Cohort 6 Impact Booklet (2) (2)-min

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2020 Year-End Impact Report

2020 has been a historic year, full of loss and radical change. Despite the challenges there is much that we have achieved and are proud of....

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Business on a Bicycle Entrepreneurs Adapt to COVID-19

In October 2019 we officially launched the enke/Investec Business on a Bicycle Generator providing business support, seed funding and Qhubeka bicycles to 37 aspiring young entrepreneurs...

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