Suraya Williams

Design26 Foundation

What does your company do?

We provide accredited sewing skills, entrepreneurial skills and life skills training to young girls that falls into the NEET category and offer direct employment to our participants and to unemployed underprivileged women of the Cape Flats.

What is your biggest success?

Our greatest achievement was to receive our accreditation during lockdown in 2020. Being featured on the SABC3 Expresso morning show as the Mandela Monday Hero in 2018. We have also been recognized by the Premier of the Western Cape at the SOPA20 for our commitment to our community and the work we do.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Our biggest hurdle has been trying to obtain bigger premises to expand our organization and increase the amount of beneficiaries we currently can accommodate. Access to capital to purchase land and set up our center.

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