Did you know that in the 2022 financial year, Mr Price Foundation invested R17.1 million in skills development for unemployed youth and R12.5 million in holistic, quality education?
Click here to read our FY2022 Annual Integrated Report, and find out how these investments support children and youth as they journey from school into careers.
Other key highlights for this period include:
- 6 149 youth completed JumpStart skills training and work experience with our employer partners, with a 50% employment rate
- 63 927 school learners and 3 515 educators impacted
- 392 Resources boxes were distributed to schools to aid numeracy and literacy in the foundation phase
- Over 150 000 school uniforms worth R6 million distributed to schools
- 20 QwaQwa schools are supplementing school nutrition programmes with fresh produce grown in their own sustainable gardens
- The 2022 JumpStart Challenge raised over R600 000 and attracted almost 700 entries
- 24 interns received agricultural training in our new HandPicked programme
- A network of 20 HandPicked growers at Vukuzame is producing fresh produce in 30 tunnels, improving the wellbeing and nutrition of 104 dependants. Ten of these growers are disabled
- Two new agribusinesses and two new nurseries formed
- Collaborated on emergency relief efforts to bring comfort and hope in the wake of the July 2021 civil unrest.
We could not do any of this alone! The key to unlocking hope, purpose and opportunity for our youth is partnership.
We thank all our partners for supporting our efforts to re-energise South Africa with skills and education, with employability or entrepreneurship as the ultimate goal.