If you want to take part in the development of women role in the society as well as the community, then you should consider about applying for Women for Change program. This is a program that is designed and built to help women understand their own strength and ability, as well as giving them the chance to give back (to the community). With the program, women empowerment is possible and everyone is welcomed to join.
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About the Program
Women for Change is about empowering women so they can contribute, and even make, changes. The program was initially known as Women in Rental Stock before the name was changed to its current title.
The idea of creating the program is to let women know their strength, their role, and their important contribution for the society and the community. Those who have taken part in the program have come out as powerful and confident individuals. They are empowered with the knowledge, skills, and insight on how to assist the log service requests in relation to the upkeep of streets and buildings. They also have the ability to provide help to others, including the home-based care offer and services for the elderly. They also know how to link domestic violence victims and substance abusers with the relevant services.
In the end, these women come out strong, skillful, and confident. This is definitely great – this is the type of outcome expected from the program.
How the Program Works
In order to fund the Women for Change program and empower these women, around R28 million have been allocated for the program in last year alone. The number was able to 1,500 women –giving them the opportunity to access raining and tools to contribute a positive cause to the communities. They can also make a difference not only to themselves but also to other people.
Women are employed through EPWP (Expanded Public Works Program), a program where they get the education and training in various fields, areas, and subjects.
If you are interested in applying for the EPWP via Cape Town City, the requirements are:
- The applicants should be women between the age of 16 to 35
- The applicants can be the unskilled and unemployed women
- Although the focus lies on women participants, men can join this program
- The program is also open for people with disabilities
- Applicants must include a CV and a valid ID document
- It would be even better if they have a valid (South African) working permit
Those who take part in the program will be deployed to the uplift areas, to the surroundings where City-owned houses are located. It is also possible that they would be placed in areas where high levels of crime, social challenges, and unemployment exist.
How to Apply
Anyone can benefit from the program. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining, you can go to the closest subcouncil office for the registration. Access the Job Seekers Database. Hurry up. Although the program lasts from July 2019 to June 2020, the positions can be limited. It would be unfortunate if you miss the opportunity. The deadline for Women for Change program is on July the 31st 2019