In 2010, we started the Emdeni Skills Centre in Soweto to present opportunities to the youth to develop themselves through skills training in order to enter the mainstream economy by becoming employed or starting their own businesses. Currently in excess of 280 young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 are benefiting from the programme annually. The Centre won a Third runner up prize in the Best Community Project for Tunnel Agriculture. .

We operate in partnership with agencies that have SETA accredited courses and aim for accredited qualifications for our students.


  • Painting and Tiling (3 month course)
  • Assistant chef (4 month course)
  • Tunnel and Permaculture Agriculture (6 month course)
  • ICDL Computer Training (3 month course)
  • Business Administration (3 month course)

With each course, students also have to undertake life skills and business skills training at the Emdeni Skills Centre.

An Information Centre is available where people from the Emdeni community use our Centre for Internet and computer access, ID applications, CV’s, photocopying/printing, faxing, government information, etc.

If you are a student wanting to take part in a course, please visit our Facebook page for more updates and details.

If you are a donor, click here for more information on how you can invest in B-BBEE opportunities at our Skills Centre or contact us for more information.

If you have any queries or if you require more information about this
programme, please feel free to contact us.

Emdeni Skills Development Centre
718 Emdeni Ext,
Xuma Street,
Emdeni, Soweto

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