IMPACT and MEDIA

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 1000 people per WORK 4 A LIVING Centre

  • A WORK 4 A LIVING CENTRE changing communities IN EVERY CITY  and TOWN – wherever there is poverty or need

  • EMPOWERED TO HELP THEMSELVES ECONOMICALLY and WORK TO A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

  • On average 60% of our 3E students find employment within 3-6 months, some much sooner

In 9 months in 2015
  • 2300 students trained
  • 900 completed skills training
  • 600 confirmed employed(many more unavailable between 8 and 5, assumed employed)
  • 230 studying further as a result of W4AL
  • 66 new businesses started

EMPLOYMENT TESTIMONIALS

“We started using Siya Sebenza’s WORK 4 A LIVING programme in 2013. Initially we saw it as an avenue to secure staff through their Job Centres as we had just acquired a contract to provide logistics services to Mercedes Benz in East London. We chose to use their recruitment arm specifically because we liked the fact that they taught ethics, work ethic, self-governance and financial literacy to job-seekers BEFORE we employed them. Once we saw what was being taught, we then decided to use the WORK 4 A LIVING programme as part of our induction process, putting ALL our new recruits (450) through the programme.”

AZA BRIEL
Operations Director

“We have been making use of Siya-Sebenza for recruitment purposes.  The candidates that we have recruited from Siya-Sebenza definitely come with a strong sense of work ethic, attitude and commitment, which makes out a integral part of the training they receive from Siya-Sebenza.  Having Siya-Sebenza as a channel from which we can recruit makes the work of the recruiter so much easier. We are looking forward to being able to source more great candidates from them in 2013/4.

BRONWEN-KAY SWANEPOEL
Trainer  Buffken t/a KFC

The WORK 4 A LIVING programme provides an innovative and highly effective solution to some of South Africa’s most pressing problems, namely; unemployment, job readiness and entrepreneurship. The GM South Africa Foundation has partnered with Siya Sebenza (the organization that rolls out the WORK 4 A LIVING programme) since 2008. This has taken the form of a joint effort to provide WORK 4 A LIVING training to parents of students at ten high-need schools across Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The positive results of the initiative speak to the impact that WORK 4 A LIVING makes on lives. More than 60% of participants found employment after completing the training and many innovative businesses were started. I look forward to continuing to hear reports of the many lives powerfully impacted by WORK 4 A LIVING as it continues its great work of service to our society.

ROGER MATLOCK
General Manager

THE GM SOUTH AFRICA FOUNDATION