Socio-Economic Development

Give Yourself A Job Program

AIF’s mobile unit, ‘Give Yourself a Job’ (GYAJ), encourages and supports unemployed and underemployed people in townships and rural areas.

Although aimed at all ages, GYAJ has a high focus on youth development. Participants identify and access viable, sustainable, low-barrier opportunities to give themselves a job by working together.

​When participants begin their GYAJ journey, they are unaware of the possibilities of empowerment available to them. By the end of the programme, they diversify their activities to actively seek new opportunities.

Business insights, orientations and value-creating skills can only be developed through experience, and this is the basis of the GYAJ journey.

This is achieved through

  • Recruiting unemployed people in townships and rural areas;
  • Organising them into effective Opportunity Teams;
  • Providing them with the GYAJ training and materials;
  • Participating in a series of 14 lessons of 3 hours (over 14 weeks); and
  • Providing Opportunity Coaches who guide, encourage, and support the Opportunity Teams to identify the best opportunity (for them as individuals) and initiate and grow their own income-generating activities.

Funding is required for

  • Recruitment of suitable candidates;
  • The provision of Opportunity Coaches;
  • All materials;
  • Basic catering for class days;
  • Venue hire (if necessary); and
  • Administrative support of the programme.

Individuals and groups can and should be encouraged and supported to engage in socio-economic activities that add greater value to themselves and society. Make your B-BBEE spend count, invest in a SED programme that really makes a difference

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