“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
Africa’s economic performance is still hindered by historic events such as colonisation and education, which perpetuate the high levels of poverty and theft that are experienced today. Poverty gradually depreciates the quality of life of all people globally where South Africa represents the highest level of income and wealth inequality in the world, with many households experiencing unsatisfactory access to education, healthcare and personal development. Furthermore, looking at just South African statistics, of great concern is the high level of unemployment, with an average rate of roughly 25 percent and a youth unemployment rate of almost double that, let alone the rest of the world.
Our aim is to minimalize the current stance of poverty and unemployment around the globe. it is widely held that education, training and skills development are far more sustainable means of creating economic growth. The main theme that emerges from Growhouse is the importance of skills development in urban agriculture as a means of empowering individuals and developing communities. The critical role of training and skills development as highlighted is its potential to enable the economically vulnerable and socially excluded, thereby providing support in accessing greatly needed skills to improve income, productivity, employment opportunities and even self-employment. The key point in this regard is to promote socio-economic well-being for the previously disadvantaged. That job creation or, rather, decent work creation, is crucial in providing income for poorer people and that this presents the principal pathway out of global poverty.
We have identified 5 key problem areas:
In the context of poverty alleviation, it is found that with the current growth of urban poverty, specific strategies must be developed for the poor communities to enable them to be included in the economy and future economic development. The private sector is more able to readily identify and contribute towards establishing an entrepreneurial approach to business development.
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