by Tia

Acclaimed artist Shimza is taking his commitment of philanthropy to a new level with the establishment of THE HUB, an initiative By Shimuzic Foundation and Hollywood Foundation which will have a level 3 SETA accreditation. The internship seeks to help break the cycle of poverty by offering practical, real-world experience that can lead to better job prospects.

The exciting and transformative four-month internship is aimed at up-skilling 15 young individuals from Tembisa in the field of event management, design and entrepreneurship. This innovative initiative is set to empower and equip aspiring event professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the dynamic world of event planning and execution.

In an era where events have become an integral part of our social, corporate, and cultural landscape, the demand for skilled event managers is steadily rising. “I understand that knowledge not shared is knowledge wasted, THE HUB exists because I want learners to equip themselves with skills that they can make a life out of”, Shimza said. He added that the Shimuzic Foundation and Hollywood Foundation partnership allows to assist the less fortunate and help them so they can later help themselves and others.

 “We know that this is a continuous journey, and we are most fortunate to have Hollywood Foundation as our partner every step of the way,” he said.

“The Hollywood Foundation is intentional with the upskilling of the youth in South Africa and the partnership with Shimuzic Foundation affirms our strong commitment to creating a positive social and economic impact, particularly in the context of combating youth unemployment.

The success of this programme will serve as a model for similar initiatives in other regions and industries,” stated Group Transformation Manager, Hollywood Foundation Babongile Mkhize

Key features of the internship programme include:

Comprehensive Training: Participants will receive intensive training covering all aspects of event management, including event planning, budgeting, marketing, logistics, and execution also during the annual with a monthly stipend.

Hands-on Experience: Interns will have the opportunity to work on real events, gaining practical experience in organizing and managing a variety of events, from corporate conferences to music festivals, namely the annual One-Man Show.

Mentorship: Each intern will be paired with an experienced event management professional who will provide guidance, support, and valuable insights throughout the internship.

Networking Opportunities: The programme will facilitate networking with industry experts, vendors, and peers, creating valuable connections within the event management community.

Certification: Upon successful completion of the internship, participants will receive a certificate, acknowledging their newfound skills and expertise in event management.

Hollywood Foundation will also keep an eye on top achievers during the course potentially absorbing them into the business or affiliated sectors.

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