Support to unemployed young adults
Diamscan is currently supporting Imbali Visual Arts. Imbali is a South African craft and design training centre. They are active in the areas of Kagiso and inner Johannesburg. They teach unemployed young adults crafting skills focusing in ceramics, textile design, weaving and silk screening. Their aim is to provide the necessary skills to enable economic independence.
Our work focuses in supporting the development of the students’ curriculum in order to increase their chances of obtaining a job or setting up a successful business after their studies.
For this reason, we are currently funding a three module specialization course on textile printing and an all year business skills development class.
Yda Walt is a South African artist and designer who focus on textile work. She has created a three module specialization course for Imbali’s last year students. With her collaboration, we expect to reinforce the students CVs. The course helps students to develop real professional expertise in the areas of design, production and finishing of a product.