Employment and enterprise development programmes including career guidance for youth, workplace experience and mentorship for small business owners.

South Africa has a high youth unemployment rate and through our Enterprise Development programme we aim to give young people the skills and confidence and tools to find work, or build a successful business.


The Grootbos Foundation has joined forces with Early Childhood Development centres in Masakhane to assist in implementing key governance and administration practices to enable them to register with the Department of Social Development. The Foundation identifies the need to help and support working parents with safe, fun, educational child care options.


This project provides skills training workshops to empower young people to become more employable, self-confident and positive about life. Through career workshops, school students learn more about their individual aptitudes and strengths, as well as about different study fields and career options.

The Employability Programme offers People, Work, Money and Entrepreneurship workshops to unemployed youth. After interviews, a select group of youth are provided with workplace experience. Our budding entrepreneurs complete a business development programme focused on small enterprises and entrepreneurship. Successful small business presentations receive seed funding and mentorship to help start or expand their small businesses.