ACCENTURE BELIEVES IN THE POTENTIAL OF ALL YOUTH
The talent and potential of youth in South Africa remain mostly untapped. With the proliferation of cloud-based technology application, business needs to step up and harness this potential to facilitate real economic recovery, with Accenture being at the forefront of this strategic trajectory.
With a strong focus on funding and mentoring SMMEs and young entrepreneurs, Accenture is paving the way for their success.
Collaborating with grassroots organisations, strategic partners and enterprise development specialists, the company is strategically investing in the type of digital skills development that leads to actual jobs and empowers and enables individuals and small businesses to thrive.
These include the Langa-based NGO Quirky30, teaching coding to township youth, the women-led enterprises scaling innovative tech solutions and the trailblazing Skills to Succeed Academy that helps learners build skills and confidence to find and succeed in employment.
These initiatives are just a fraction of the combined, global-reaching efforts of Accenture, where they touch the lives of countless people across the planet. Through technology and human ingenuity, they are a force for change. In the words of Accenture in Africa CEO, Vukani Mngxati, “We are a country that has the potential to thrive and I see that potential. It just needs to be unlocked.”
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