Quirky 30

Coding a new future

Our organization provides a free 1-year training to underprivileged/disadvantaged youth in Coding, Design, Cloud and Entrepreneurship skills that are most in demand in the marketplace today. We enable unemployed youth to learn these technological skills to a level of employability in order to place them into jobs as well as start their own businesses.

WHY WE DO IT

Youth unemployment in South Africa seats at 52.2% and is one of the highest in the world. The steady increase of the youth population is not being matched by an increase in job opportunities. There is a large discrepancy between what the youth are being taught and what employers expect them to know. Quirky 30 NPC has developed a powerful, impactful model. We have a bold vision of turning impoverished communities and prisons from gangster-ridden crime hubs offering very few opportunities and hope into dynamic and vibrant tech hubs which can have a national and global impact.

Indirectly, by showing that transformation is possible anyway, we can catalyse other powerful social innovations in the ecosystems where we work.

Details

Love Life Building Rose Innes Road Langa, Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa
Computer software, Information technology