EXXARO YOUTH DIGITAL PROJECT

EXXARO Youth Digital eXponential (YDx) initative PROJECT

EXXARO POWERING POSSIBILITY FOR YOUTH IN THE 4TH Industrial Revolution in partnership with SADICO.

South African Digital Content Organisation (SADICO) and Exxaro Resources Limited, are working together to positively impact the lives of the youth in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga communities where Exxaro operates. The impact of this project has seen exceptional results with the 400 Youth participating and growing their businesses in both Digital Technology and the 4th Industrial Revolution. The additional benefits of this project is with the youth who have started their own 4IR projects in communities, including the empowerment of schools, churches and communities through community meetings. The focus is also on giving the youth a platform to be independent and grow their Co-operatives to even employ other youth in the communities.

YOUTH PARTICIPATING IN YDx can be described as follows:

  Youth with Matric/equivalent.
  Youth with an interest in computers and technology.
  Youth with an inherent desire of being an entrepreneur. SADICO seeks out self starters and avoid the youth looking for jobs.
  Youth are South African Citizen from the .
  Youth are between 18 and 35 years old.
  Youth are available and participate on full-time basis.
  The youth with a technology qualification are enjoying this advantage but all the youth are growing.

AREAS WHERE EXXARO GROUP OF COMPANIES OPERATE:

MPUMALANGA
  Emalahleni
  Victor Khanye
  Emakhazeni
  Steve Tshwete
  Govan Mbeki

LIMPOPO
  Lephalale
  Tshikondeni

THE PROJECT HAS THE FOLLOWING CRITICAL STEPS:
  Training the youth in digital technology and 4th industrial revolution concepts.
  Organising the youth into technology co-operatives, with incubation of the cooperatives for a 12-month period.
  A monthly stipend for the successful Candidates.