KZN Previously Disadvantaged Youth Benefited from the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Programme
By: Mthokozisi Buthelezi
The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) has recently joined forces with the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) office of the Premier (Poverty Eradication Unit) to train historically disadvantaged youth for the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Programme. In the last round of training 90 youth were recruited from four rural and poverty-stricken Municipalities namely; Umfolozi, Ndwendwe, Nquthu and Ixopo.
This intervention forms part of MKI and the office of the Premier’s attempt to eradicate poverty, unemployment and simultaneously encourage the entrepreneurship culture in rural areas. The successfully trained graduates were awarded with certificates of competency to become accredited installers of Set Top Boxes (STBs). Starter pack tool kits were distributed to assist them to start their businesses and actively contribute towards the economic growth of KZN.
Going forward, all these young people that they have been trained for these programmes have to start their SMEs that will create more job opportunities and play a critical role in progressing our economy.