When it comes to a social giant like unemployment, many people can feel completely overwhelmed and retreat in the face of the sheer number of people who are under- or unemployed. But there is hope! Through the work of The Zanokhanyo Network, we see hundreds of people each year being transformed by the gospel and equipped with necessary skills to enter the workforce.
And when we look at the range of Christ-followers in the Common Ground family, we see thousands of people, uniquely gifted, positioned and connected. When you take these two ingredients together, there exists the potential for deep change within individuals as well as a wide reach.
This resource page is all about how you can roll up your sleeves to be part of a solution…
- in your own time – Read the blog on a day in the life of TZN trainer
- at The Zanokhanyo Network – Explore volunteer opportunities
- at your workplace – Listen to the podcast on business partnerships
Don’t think of all the things you can’t do. Instead, ask what you can do, by God’s grace, to be part of people’s journey towards meaningful employment.
“God has a lot to say about work: He is not silent. Too many people see their worship of God as being mutually exclusive to their daily vocation. Work as worship is not just for pastors or ministry employees; service to God through our work is at the heart of Christianity.”
Richard Lundie, Kasuba Stuurman (TZN Communications Manager) and Nomfundo Calana (TZN Opportunities Manager) chat about the role business has to play in work readiness, from hiring grads, offering internships and partnering through CSI funding.