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Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Red Academy Foundation's mission?

Our mission is to transform South Africa’s youth by providing experiential-based training for careers in technology and innovation, while ensuring guaranteed permanent employment opportunities.

How does The Red Academy Foundation collaborate with redAcademy?

We amplify redAcademy’s impact by extending experiential training and employment opportunities. Together with our donors and corporate investors, we’re shaping the future of South African tech talent.

How does the Foundation address youth unemployment?

We empower youth with in-demand skills and real-world experience, bridging the gap between education and employment. We achieve this through demand led training, with the outcome being youth graduating from sponsored programmes and obtaining permanent employment.

Who is eligible to apply for redAcademy’s Career Sprint or similar programmes?

We welcome applications from young individuals in South Africa, aged between 18 – 32 years old, with a matric certificate and who possess a passion for technology and innovation.

redAcademy’s Career Sprint sees successful candidates enter into a one-year, MICT SETA-accredited programme where youth will gain experience in live environments and understand software development in the real world, which enables them to enter the workplace without a skills gap between learned knowledge and experience.

Details for new programmes will be shared.

What role do our trustees play?

Our dedicated trustees, including visionary leaders like Jessica Hawkey, Insaaf Daniels, Gareth Hawkey, Iain Banner and Louis Koen, guide our mission with their expertise and passion, ensuring impactful change for South Africa’s youth.

How does The Red Academy Foundation measure its impact?

Transparency is key. As part of our reporting structure, we provide detailed impact statements and statistics, showcasing outcomes, especially concerning securing permanent employment for our graduates.

What support does The Red Academy Foundation provide after graduation?

We are invested in the long-term success of our graduates. We offer mentorship, networking opportunities, and job placement assistance to help them integrate seamlessly into the skilled workforce and further their careers.

How can I get involved with The Red Academy Foundation?

There are several ways to contribute: you can become a donor, offer mentorship, collaborate as a partner business, or volunteer your time and expertise. Visit our website for more information on how you can join us in shaping a brighter future for South African youth.

How can multinational corporations benefit from getting involved with The Red Academy Foundation?

There is a unique opportunity for multinational corporations to get involved, in that The Red Academy Foundation and redAcademy will be an Equity Equivalent Programme for multinationals who are mandated to spend the equivalent in terms of South Africa’s BBBEE regulations.

How can I stay updated on The Red Academy Foundation's activities and impact?

You can follow us on our official social media channels and visit our website for regular updates, success stories, and detailed impact reports. Transparency and accountability are core values for us, and we’re excited to share our journey with you.

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The Red Academy Foundation is on a mission to transform South Africa by supporting talented youth to access experiential-based training for skilled careers in technology and to create guaranteed permanent employment for these youth.