Empowering the Future: IEDF, W&R SETA, and College of Cape Town Join Forces to Transform Lives

The Informal Economy Development Forum (IEDF) has announced an inspiring partnership with W&R SETA and the College of Cape Town to launch a groundbreaking internship program. This initiative will empower 28 young interns, equipping them with the skills and experience they need to graduate in 18 months and build successful careers.

A Commitment to Youth Empowerment

At the heart of the IEDF’s mission is a steadfast commitment to youth empowerment, education, and training. By addressing the critical issues of poverty and unemployment, the IEDF strives to create a brighter future for South Africa’s young people. This partnership with W&R SETA and the College of Cape Town underscores the IEDF’s dedication to providing real opportunities for growth and development.

Transforming Education and Training

The College of Cape Town, renowned for its excellence in education, and W&R SETA, a leader in skills development, are equally enthusiastic about this collaboration. Both institutions recognize the transformative power of education and training in shaping the lives of young individuals. Together with the IEDF, they aim to create a dynamic learning environment where interns can thrive and achieve their full potential.

An Inspirational Journey

This 18-month internship program is more than just an opportunity—it’s a journey towards a brighter future. By participating in this program, interns will gain hands-on experience, valuable industry insights, and the confidence to pursue their dreams. They will be equipped with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce, breaking the cycle of poverty and unemployment that has hindered so many.

Leading the Way: Keziah Zachariah

Keziah Zachariah, in her new role as the Head of the Intern Development Program at IEDF, plays a pivotal role in guiding this initiative. Her passion for youth development and her unwavering commitment to creating opportunities for young people are driving forces behind this program.

“Keziah Zachariah says, ‘This partnership is a beacon of hope for our interns. We are not just providing them with training; we are opening doors to their future. Together, we are building a foundation for success, resilience, and empowerment.'”

A Brighter Tomorrow

As the IEDF, W&R SETA, and the College of Cape Town embark on this partnership, they are united by a common goal: to empower young people and create lasting change. This initiative is a testament to what can be achieved when organizations come together with a shared vision of progress and prosperity.

Together, they are not just transforming lives—they are building a future where every young person has the opportunity to succeed. Through education, training, and unwavering support, the IEDF, W&R SETA, and the College of Cape Town are lighting the way towards a brighter tomorrow for South Africa’s youth.