The National Youth Service was established in terms of the National Youth Service Act, 2005 (Act no. 6 of 2005). The mandate of the Service is to offer civic, technical and vocational training, personal development programmes and opportunities for voluntary services to the youth, and thus contributing in a sustainable manner to national socio-economic development efforts.
Since the NYS programme started in 2007, a total of 5390 have graduated from the NYS programme. 60% have found full-time employment in a variety of sectors, whilst 20% are successfully pursuing self employment. In addition NYS has participated in numerous national projects such as the National Railway Project and the Ministry of Health rural clinic infrastructure up-grading.
How we are funded
NYS derives its funding mainly from Government allocation. However NYS is continuously developing opportunities to increase its own funding sources that will enable it to achieve long term financial self sustainability.
OUR MISSION: To sustainably provide recognized and accredited training, enhance youth employability and inculcate a sense of nationhood through voluntarism and civic responsibility
OUR VISION: To be the dynamic and sustainable youth empowerment Service inculcating patriotism and a sense of national pride thereby contributing to socio-economic development.
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