Construction skills to build young lives

Pretoria – The youth of Khunwana village, in the North West, are set to be trained in housing construction skills that will change their lives, says North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

Speaking at the launch of Youth Build 2016 at the weekend, by the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements, Premier Mahumapelo said 40 young people in the village located in the Tswaing Local Municipality, will benefit youth in the area.

The province will build 200 Breaking New Ground houses in Khunwana as part of 1976 Youth Build Programme which has been allocated R200 million.

"The 200 houses allocated to Khunwana village will be constructed by young housing developers in the province. Forty young people from this village will be trained in different fields which include brick laying, plastering and plumbing. The skills acquired should go a long way in changing their lives," said Premier Mahumapelo.

One of the youth, Pulane Mogapi, said: "Staying in Khunwana village with less opportunities, chances like these comes only once. We are very much grateful to be offered the opportunity and we will grab and make full use of it”. -