Annual Alumni Day encourages SA youth to join the conversation
Afrika Tikkun alumni gathered in great numbers at the Metropolitan Building in Braamfontein on Saturday, 15 June to celebrate Youth Month and participate in a discussion around the importance of preparing for the unprecedented age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
CEO of Afrika Tikkun, Marc Lubner opened the event with inspirational words urging young people to participate in debates and discussions such as these in order to join the conversation and discover the greater opportunities that await them as the next generation of South African leaders.
More than 600 young people from Diepsloot, Hillbrow, Orange Farm and Alexandra attended Afrika Tikkun’s Annual Alumni Day, whilst representatives of African Bank and Afrika Tikkun, as well as SA celebrity Sibongakonke KK Fumba sat on the panel.
Annual Alumni Day is a marked occasion on the Afrika Tikkun calendar as the organisation celebrates the significance of Youth Day, commemorates the actions of the young people that gave hope to South Africa, and provides opportunities and platforms for young people to engage on youth development, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
As Afrika Tikkun celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, alumni also shared their success stories under the theme ‘We are Afrika Tikkun Legacy’.
Onyi Nwaneri, Group Executive of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing at Afrika Tikkun commented, “Afrika Tikkun’s Annual Alumni Day provides the perfect opportunity for young people to engage, network and interact with exhibitors, panelists and guests on the future of youth development and employment in the country; sorely needed in these times. For this, we would like to thank all our partners involved in making the day such a success and we look forward to furthering those partnerships in order to make a real difference in the lives of our young people”.
The next Annual Alumni Day is set to take place in Mfuleni on XX, where over 150 young people who are part of the Afrika Tikkun Alumni Programme are expected to attend and engage on the same topic of discussion. Guests and panelists will include representatives of local colleges, corporate companies and government entities who will provide insights and career guidance to alumni members.
The Afrika Tikkun Alumni Programme was introduced in 2018 as the fifth arm of Afrika Tikkun’s holistic Cradle to Career 360º model, intended to further their objective of empowering South African youth and securing new ways of curbing youth unemployment.”