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KAMERS/Makers to launch internship program for disadvantage youth

Written by: Lengwadishang Ramphele

The Kamers/Makers fair in Stellenbosch will be launching an internship programme called the Embryonix project. The project offers school kids anything from a day to a few weeks with the Maker who fits their talent/passion/interest to ‘look ’n learn’ about a future career.

Jeremy Doveton-Helps, Brand Strategist at KAMERS says the project is all about giving a realistic chance to do something better for children in gang-infested communities.

He says if a young person wants to be a jewellery designer, they will be an opportunity to meet about seven other jewellery designers who will show them the craft.

Children can apply by sending pictures, poems, videos, WhatsApp voice notes that says 'this is my passion and this is why I would like to do this'.

Jeremy Doveton-Helps, Brand Strategist at KAMERS

We will filter all that and give a two days job shadow the Maker who will give feedback to us. They will then go back for two weeks during school holidays with the same Maker where they do real actual practical stuff

Jeremy Doveton-Helps, Brand Strategist at KAMERS

They get taught a couple of things in a gentle structured way...

Jeremy Doveton-Helps, Brand Strategist at KAMERS

To hear the rest of the conversation with Jeremy Doveton-Helps**, listen below: **


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : KAMERS/Makers to launch internship program for disadvantage youth




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