Join the Voices Unite Movement
Voices Unite, the largest youth-focused digital research survey ever conducted is an innovative platform set to drive real change in South Africa and beyond. SovTech is proud to be the tech partner for this powerful initiative. We briefly outline the platform, SovTech’s partnership and why you should join the voices unite movement.
What is Voices Unite?
The ‘Voices Unite’ platform, which launched on the 10th of February, will bring together tens of thousands of youth aged 18-34 through a large-scale national research study focusing on a wide range of pertinent topics. Youth who participate on the platform will have the opportunity of sharing their views and perceptions on issues that are affecting them such as unemployment, entrepreneurship, tertiary funding, racism, and xenophobia to name a few.
Participants will also stand the chance to win a wide range of prizes, ranging from small incentives like gift vouchers and event tickets to larger prizes like tech gadgets, bursaries, internship positions and R50,000 cash.
“IOA conceptualised Voices Unite in an effort to empower young people in South Africa, and ultimately across the African continent. Research that our firm has been doing for more than a decade has led us our belief that bringing youth and key stakeholders together – on a massive scale – to voice their ideas, perspectives and concerns, is essential to ensure effective decision-making.
Voices Unite aims not only to unify youth across South Africa, but to also bring relevant decision-makers to the same table, to collaborate in their efforts to address the various challenges that young people face. And for this collaboration to be guided by the views and insights of the youth, and for decisions to be made together with the youth – not on their behalf.” Voices Unite Founder, Jonathan Mundell
Voices Unite believes that a platform to unify and amplify the voices of the country’s youth – their views, ideas and dynamism – can inform true change in South Africa. It aims to achieve the following core objectives:
- Unify and empower youth in South Africa to become meaningfully involved in the creation of a better South Africa.
- Facilitate more active, collaborative engagement between SA corporates, non-profits, education institutions and government.
- Inform data-driven decision-making today to ensure a brighter tomorrow for the entire country.
Voices Unite has more than 60 confirmed partners, ranging from impact-driven youth development organisations (e.g. Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, SAB Foundation and Mr Price Foundation), through to large corporates like Sanlam, agencies such as the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), public and private universities and colleges, and various others partners.
“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, activists and the Voices Unite platform will aid all stakeholders in decision making for the future. At SovTech we believe in investing in our youth to foster an inclusive and progressive future for all. What use are our technological advances if we are not listening to the users of such technologies tomorrow? We have to pay attention and harness the capabilities of South Africa’s youth that will be responsible for functional communities one day. Our shared vision with Voices Unite regarding this is essentially why we are an active partner.” Chase le Roux, Commercial Director, SovTech
For anyone interested in joining Voices Unite either as a youth participant (age range is 18-34) or a partner, more information is available at http://voicesunite.co.za. You can also contact the founder of Voices Unite, Jonathan Mundell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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