Tshimong is a black, women owned company creating and facilitating skills development and training programmes which enhance employability and talent activation amongst the youth. We partner with corporate, government and foundations to carry out our work in schools across South Africa. The company was established in 2016, helping four-thousand young people develop knowledge and skills for success in the 21st century world of work.
View video of our latest programme in partnership with Absa above.
Challenges Being Faced During COVID-19
While schools closed early in South Africa in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, our partners have postponed projects indefinitely. As a result, we have not been able to pay labour and operational costs. We employ 5 full-time staff members who solely rely on the company to support themselves and their families.
In addition, we require support to transition from face-to-face to online training. We realize that the challenges presented by Covid-19 require us to provide a platform for students to take part in online classes, however, we are unable to adapt because we face mounting existing costs.
What Will The Donations Be Used For?
Should we receive funding, we will make payments towards existing labour and operational costs.
How does our work impact the community/give-back?
As a social enterprise, giving-back to our community is at the heart of the work that we do. Our programmes benefit historically disadvantaged youth who would otherwise not have the opportunity to receive skills development and training which increase their opportunities for a brighter tomorrow.
We have helped many of our programme beneficiaries to successfully complete school and enter university. We have alumni currently studying at University of Cape Town, Wits University, and University of Johannesburg. In addition, we have provided financial aid to assist alumni with school-related fees, including sourcing bursaries for a group of students from Katlehong, Gauteng.
In the last year, Tshimong CEO, Busisiwe Mkhumbuzi, has received the following honours and achievements:
- Avance Media 100 Most Influential Young South Africans
- Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 Class of 2019
- Standard Bank Top Women Awards Finalist
- Africa Youth Awards 100 Most Influential Young Africans
- Inside Education 100 Shining Stars: Philanthropy