Providing skills development and opening doors for young people is what drives Kagiso Kgomane, the founder and chairperson of the Ga-Rankuwa-based organisation, For The Youth By The Youth. It helps matric learners from disadvantaged communities to access higher education, assisting them with enrolment at tertiary institutions and connecting them to internship opportunities. Kgomane is also a youth hub manager for Activate! Change Drivers and a facilitator at Atvance Academy, which offers affordable training and skills development to more than 30 000 learners at 245 campuses across South Africa. He has assisted in launching community campuses in Lydenburg, Duduza, Ga-Makgato, Hammanskraal and Ga-Rankuwa, offering courses in occupational health, safety and business administration. Kgomane also helps former students to set up their own businesses. He has personally incubated two culinary ventures, helping his students to create employment for themselves and others.
When the opportunity to learn and acquire more skills presents itself, take it without hesitation.