WHAT WE DO
Our organization provides a free 1 year training to underprivileged/disadvantaged youth in Coding, Design, Cloud and Entrepreneurship skills that are most in demand in the marketplace today. We enable unemployed youth to learn these technology skills to a level of employability in order to place them into jobs as well as start their own businesses.
WHY WE DO IT?
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King Jr
Quirky 30 is a Not for Profit Company and a Public Benefit Organisation with BEE Level 1 status, we align our work with the Framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030
Founded by 2 former ex-inmates as a disruptive solution for a pathway out of poverty, inequality and crime - amongst other things our coding programme is tackling the high unemployment rate - which can exceed 70% in these communities.
There is a worldwide shortage of developers, with 23,000 unfilled software development jobs in the Western Cape alone.
Youth unemployment in South Africa seats at 52.2% and is one of the highest in the world. The steady increase of the youth population is not being matched by an increase in job opportunities. There is a large discrepancy between what the youth are being taught and what employers expect them to know. Quirky 30 NPC has developed a powerful, impactful model. We have a bold vision of turning impoverished communities and prisons from gangster-ridden crime hubs offering very few opportunities and hope into dynamic and vibrant tech hubs which can have a national and global impact.
Indirectly, by showing that transformation is possible anyway, we can catalyse other powerful social innovations in the ecosystems where we work.
"Don't underestimate the power of a mind that is made up"
OUR OFFICE HOURS
Weekdays - 9am-5pm
Saturday - 9am - 2pm