Cape Town libraries uplift youth through skills development

The City of Cape Town is making available youth career exhibitions, outlining the best way to job-hunt, and hosting workshops on CV preparation.

Mayco member for safety and security, Alderman JP Smith says it is imperative that libraries don't just see themselves as just a place to take out books.

Libraries have become hiding places during conflicts. Young people physically go and hide out in libraries.

JP Smith, Mayco Member for Safety and Security

A youth unemployment workshop is scheduled to take place at the Parow Library on September 20. Youth networking events are also due to take place at the Tafelsig and Weltevreden library, says Smith.

He says he is impressed that even local businesses have come to the table in supporting local libraries.

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