NICRO Youth Enterprise Africa

youth enterprise

NICRO is committed to serving the needs of youth and facilitating the transformation and enhancement of young people’s lives not only in South Africa but ultimately throughout the African continent. A primary focus of the organisation is to advance youth development, positive, healthy lifestyles and inclusion as central to transformation and addressing poverty while simultaneously creating opportunities for youth to prevent their involvement in crime. A key objective of NICRO’s work involves developing and empowering young people to reach their full potential in all spheres of life - personal, social and economic – and by equipping them to steer clear of crime, succeed in school, follow a fulfilling career path and become well-adjusted individuals who are an asset to society.


South Africa’s unemployment rate is of the highest in the world while joblessness among Africa’s youth is chronic and escalating. An important feature of NICRO’s holistic, multi-pronged basket of services therefore focuses on improving the employability of young people through a comprehensive skills development, training and an entrepreneurial development programme, complemented by therapeutic and general support services, in order to prepare those about to leave school or jobless youth for employment and the world of work.

The services NICRO offers youth include:

  • Life skills development,
  • Advice and general assistance,
  • Comprehensive diversion and related support services for at-risk young people in conflict with the law,
  • Sports and recreational activities,
  • Moral regeneration programmes,
  • Therapeutic services,
  • Entrepreneurial development,
  • Vocational and hard skills training and
  • SETA accredited training

NICRO is also in the process of establishing a bursary fund for needy, deserving students as well as a helpline for youth who find themselves in crisis, have concerns or simply need to obtain information and referrals.




NICRO (Pty) Ltd

NPO Registration Number: 003-147 NPO
Section 21 Company Registration Number: 2006 / 032333 / 08
PBO Number: 930 002 834

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