GEORGE NEWS - The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) will finance the Rosemoor Home for the Aged to give jobs to unemployed youths in the community. The announcement was made by board chairman Kenneth Africa at a special gathering of role players on Monday 30 November.
Africa said that 10 EPWP staff will be appointed as from 1 December for a period of six months, which can be extended depending on the availability of funds.
He said the unemployment rate among the youth in our country is very high. This leads to all sorts of problems in our community, such as drug abuse, gang activity and in some cases even prostitution.
Africa conveyed thanks for the much-needed help and said Rosemoor Home for the Aged is privileged to become part of the solution.
"On behalf of the board, staff and residents, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. It means so much to us that we can become part of this great struggle against poverty and unemployment among our youth." He said that they are very grateful for the extra staff, as it will ease the workload for their staff considerably.
"Here at Rosemoor Home for the Aged, we are passionate about the elderly, but we also acknowledge the struggles of today's generation. Therefore, we are willing to do whatever it takes to help where we can."
He said he would like the partnership with EPWP to continue from generation to generation.
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