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.

Skills to Succeed

The Skills to Succeed Academy is an innovative online employability learning solution, created specifically to meet the needs of jobseekers. It has a design appealing to 15-24 year olds but the content is relevant to all ages. It offers 42 hours of highly interactive online training and support materials, that take learners through the entire journey of finding a job.

Web and Mobile Development

Our Web and Mobile Development curriculum is powered by GA, New York. We train in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Firebase and Nodejs. General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills.

AWS Cloud Platform

This training is sponsored and delivered by A Cloud Guru (The #1 community-sourced collection of cloud computing articles curated and published by A Cloud Guru. We are on a mission to teach the world to cloud.), offering Certified Solutions Architect - Associate 2017, Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate 2017 and Certified Developer - Associate 2017.

Graphic Design

Our creative course is powered by Adobe US, offering training in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign and Adobe Lightroom.

Coder Dojo

CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people between 7 and 17, where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.

Entrepreneurship

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Coder Dojo

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.


 

DREAM TEAM

"Don't underestimate the power of a mind that is made up"

Sihle Tshabalala
Chief Executive Officer
Zukiswa Teyise
Administrator
Tim Falls
Advisor and Strategy
Fatima Fenton
Mentor/Software Developer
Mzi Colin Duda
Managing Director
Nwabisa Masiko
Mentor/Software Developer

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Saturday - 9am - 2pm

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