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South Africa, a country with an estimate 54 million people, a developing world nation at the foot of Africa. A nation that faces many challenges but possess many opportunities. A country blessed with 12 local unique languages and a multitude of cultures striving for unity. 4M and Arise South Africa have embraced the challenge to invest life change into the men and woman of this beautiful country, to transform people and stir the spirit of hope and purpose.
It is with immense anticipation that Muskathlon South Africa 2019 is launched in support of restoration and empowering the people of our country. In support of our proud partner POPUP (People Upliftment Program) that invests in the lives of South African people, to bring ‘restoration, transformation and opportunity through skills development, placement and job creation.
Restoring and empowering people to be employable through support and programmes, based on a Christian world view and values. This includes life skills programmes, quality skills training, enterprise development and social enterprise, learnerships and placement, in cooperation with city transformation partners, will lead to community transformation.
South Africa is suffering from significant unemployment. The people affected most are between the ages of 18 and 34. POPUP has been training people of this age group in much needed skills since 2006 and has seen significant successes among the more than 7,500 unemployed people trained since then.
POPUP beneficiaries are often disillusioned young people who come from dysfunctional backgrounds; they don’t dream, have no hope and don’t plan for a future filled with hope.
POPUP empowers them with life skills which helps to transform learners from people without hope to confident people filled with hope. After completing Life Skills learners enrol in a skills programme suitable to their aptitude. Upon completion of skills programmes learners are prepared for the world of work in the Workplace Readiness Programme. Our placement centre assists learners to find employment. We also empower potential entrepreneurs with skills and funding to start their own businesses. It is remarkable to see how our learners excel once they have been given opportunities to create a future for themselves.