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We have created a model whereby Matric students from unemployed and very low income families can get an opportunity to get a University Degree which is highly important to the growing and challenging economy of our Country South Africa.

The idea is for Youth Development, Empowerment, Mentorship and holistic support throughout their University life and beyond by means of intergration to Internship programs that give them experience offered by Corporate Companies and Public Sector in our country. Youth education is pivotal in our society today...Our website is www.lbocfund.com, facebook is lbocfund and twitter is @lbocfund. Thank you for your support

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We have gained a lot of support on our sms line due to the Media Launch that we had on the 24th of July at The Michelangelo Hotel, more people are now getting to know about LBOC. We are lobbying for more support from other sectors of economy and the whole world. We will appreciate your support through strategic partnership or sponsorship... 

How is your idea specifically increasing access to employment opportunities and pathways for young people?

We have aligned and cemented relationships with Corporate Companies to create an opportunity for our Graduates to get intergrated on Internships or Trainee programmes within these companies.

What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

We are planning for the Roadshows kicking off in Septemberthat will held around Gauteng which will involve high school and University students as well community members so that we can

What skills, input or guidance are you keen to receive from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?

Fundraising skills is the most needed in our initiative and more support from communities around the world to help unleash the full potential of our Youth through education

The idea emerged from:

  • An individual

How do you envision your idea being implemented?

  • Keen to prototype it, find partners and pursue implementation

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Hi Penny, I highlighted your idea contribution in the latest blog that just went up. Check it out here!: https://openideo.com/blog/youth-employment-challenge-community-ambassador-update-4

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