Christill Cave – Entrepreneur and JA South Africa Alumnus 2009
I have connected with so many prestigious companies and people as a result of my JASA programme.
“Back in my high school days I had the opportunity to participate in the Enterprise Programme in 2009. I was in Grade 10 at Marianridge Secondary School. We sold a variety of products such as diaries, pens, sweets etc. I performed two roles within our mini-company, that of stock controller and assistant sales manager.
“After the programme, I received the Best Sales Person award and having my JASA certificate has opened a lot of doors for me. I have connected with so many prestigious companies and people as a result of my JASA programme. The programme allowed me to learn about myself. It also helped me realise what I’d like to achieve as I got older.
“The JASA programme taught me a lot about business ethics, business planning and management, sales and marketing, problem solving and decision making, teamwork, communication skills and career exploration. This made me realise that I would love to start my own organisation in future that would help to educate young people. God has really blessed me with the ability to do this and I’m living a purpose driven life.
“That was the birth of my organisation; Youth In Action. Since then, I have registered my organisation and we are officially known as Youth In Action Africa. I am inspired by serving and empowering young people. I’m currently studying towards a Bachelor of Public Relations Degree at Midrand Graduate Institute, founder of Youth In Action Africa & a Kingdom Ambassador. This wouldn’t have come true if it weren’t for JASA. I’m truly honoured and grateful for the experience. My work with young people has been the greatest achievement and I highly recommend JASA.
“I am also busy working on my construction company at the moment; this will be launched in 2015. The construction company will employ disadvantaged women who don’t have matric and can’t afford to support themselves financially. I’m a big supporter of women’s empowerment, and since there aren’t many women in the construction industry, it has always been a vision of mine to bring more young women into it.
“Whenever I am asked about my success, I always recommend and give credit to JASA. I hope to work with JASA one day as I really believe in the work they are doing.”