The Thari Programme for Women and Children hosted its second annual career expo in Diepsloot as part of its work in coordinating the stakeholder collaboration network in the Diepsloot community. The expo was held at Diepsloot Combined School and six other schools from the community benefited from attending the expo. The stakeholder forum revealed greater underlying social issues affecting the community, including chronic unemployment and the disempowerment of women and children. The expo sought to address some of these issues by creating a framework that allows young women and children to lift themselves out of poverty and to become independent and empowered. Learners met representatives from technical training colleges, tertiary institutions, various NGOs, the SAPS, big corporate and government departments.