Solid Rock Foundation is a Non-Profit Organization registered with The Department of Social Development reg. NPO 116-066 . The foundation was founded in 2013 by Phillip Molepo and Lesego Mphake in Soshanguve, with the aim to alleviate poverty through various skills development programmes and a creation of opportunities for the youth in particular, using arts, sports and cultural activities as a platform to engage, network and get deeply involved with the youth and know their dreams then set them on the path to fulfil their purpose and help them reach their destiny.
We have in the past sent youth to different institutions to get various skills such as Filmmaking, Acting and some have managed to secure learnerships and others are working for companies that gave them traineeship.
Currently we are running a community theatre at one local school in Soshanguve and the enthusiasm with which these young people carry themselves is beyond amazing.
We use Educational Theatre and Industrial Theatre to educate youth-in-schools on various issues affecting them such as ‘The dangers of alcohol and drug abuse’.
We also aim to establish a centre in the community whereby all young people in need of our services and help may be able to access us and the information and training they need. It is through the help of government and the private sector that our goal will be realized.
We managed to place seven young people at a skills program where they received training in filmmaking and were receiving stipends and four of them are currently fulltime employed, the others are freelancing.
We have three graduates from Tshwane University of Technology whom we started from scratch – we encouraged them to study further, helped them with application processes and registration and also assisted them in finding tuition funding. One of them even went further and did his Honours’ Degree at Wits University.
Amongst the people we have impacted we have one guy who is an ex-convict who was in prison for several years, upon his release we spent some time with him and today he is a motivational speaker, peer-group leader and is also employed as a Millwright at a mine in Secunda.
To have our own centre by end of 2018 December, where we can be accessible to the majority of those that need our services.
To place at least a hundred young people at various skills training programs by end of July 2019.
To register as a skills provider for learnerships that have to do Media, Film and Television
To be the heartbeat of the nation when it comes to youth programs.