To mark and commemorate Youth Month, Mogale City Local Municipality, in partnership with Umnotho Community and Bread of Life Christian Church, presented an exciting opportunity for Grade 12 learners of Matla Combined School at a Career Expo exhibition.

Held on Wednesday this week at Olera Farm in Kromdraai, the exhibition sought to guide learners towards choosing career paths that best align with their passions and skills. The occasion was also a platform to advocate amongst youth and other role-players for safer communities through a variety of stakeholders making presentations on the subject matter of crime in addition to career talk and entrepreneurship.

Executive Mayor Danny Thupane aligning himself to this year’s Youth Month theme “Actively advancing socioeconomic gains of our democracy” and encouraged learners to demonstrate dedication in their education, respect educators and foster social cohesion. He further explained in detail his plans for the area.

“As we want ministers, directors and accountants amongst you, we have taken a decision as a municipality that we are going to assist such go-getters in the city, who are willing to study in specialised fields such as engineering, accounting and agriculture.

“We are giving twenty bursaries to students who are going to study in those specialised fields. So, the ball is in your court to be counted among those who will be awarded those bursaries to reach your full potential,” the Executive Mayor concluded.

As a token of appreciation with to the school and learners, the Executive Mayor handed over 90 Mogale City branded back-bags with lunch boxes and pencil cases.