COSY Project

Creating Opportunity for South Africa’s Youth (COSY) aims to enable young people, particularly young women, in rural and semi-rural areas to be more active agents in achieving sustainable growth in South Africa by building their capacity to become entrepreneurs and by increasing their employability.


  • Target groups: young people aged 15 – 25 years, community leaders and civil society organisations
  • Focus areas: Creative, digital and social enterprise
  • Working in 4 provinces and 8 communities
  • Hoping to reach 10 000 people, 100 leaders and 50 civil society organisations


The project is coordinated by the British Council, in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa, LifeCo UnLtd South Africa and Livity Africa. All partners have extensive experience in different areas of youth development in South Africa.