Young Adult Development Academy (YADA) is a NPC based in Hout Bay with a focus on apprenticeships in the construction industry. At YADA, we strive to decrease the number of unemployed individuals between the ages of 18- 35. We also aim to show that even if you dropped out of school or did not have the opportunity to go to school, there is still hope for you in the working environment.
We offer two year training programmes to prepare our youth for the working environment, and place them into full-time jobs. Over the two year period, students train for and learn everything they need to know about working in the construction industry; from planning, to construction, to engaging with a client. We also train students on business processes and its application, along with time management skills, financial budgeting, and everyday life skills. The students will become reliable sub-contractors who are accountable for and proud of the work they do.
Pictured: Renier Combrinck (far left) and a few of the YADA students at our brunch that we had in August 2018
Pictured: Lizelle Coombs (right in front) teaching the YADA students about soft skills with some help from her Angels programme.
Pictured: The students hard at work, fixing and paining the Training Centre and Workshop (where they are based and meet every morning).
Note: Claim back from SARS when it comes to donations to YADA