Education, FROM THE FIELD

October news from Learn To Earn!

Lots of updates from our partners, Learn To Earn in South Africa…

From the Hermanus branch…

Give thanks for:

  • Eleven new students who have registered for the Home Management course.
  • The construction on the new Hermanus branch training facilities is going very well.

Needs:

  • Continued protection for the building crew at the site
  • Funding to enable us to complete the new building
  • Sibulele is a graduate of the Home Management course. She and her six siblings lost their mom recently.
  • Mpumi has health problems.
  • Amamkele has health problems.
  • Bulelwa is trying to get her business up and running.

From the Business Resource Centre…

Needs:

  • Timely completion of all contracts in Zakhele
  • All potential contracts that are in the pipeline still
  • All vacancies to be successfully filled.
  • The success of the Khayelitsha Festival (23-26 October) that we are taking part in.
  • All enterprise development initiatives that we are involved in.

Give thanks for:

  • Several large orders through Zakhele which will keep many unemployed people economically active. This is especially useful as the December holidays loom.
  • Vanessa’s baby boy is developing very well in her tummy.

From the Learn To Earn Head Office…

Needs:

  • Fundraising efforts for the balance of the funds for the Hermanus building construction and for the additional space at our Khayelitsha facility.
  • Our 20 year celebrations planning.
  • Our funding proposals that are being considered or worked on.

Give thanks for:

  • Successful applications for funding.
  • The growth and interest in our Association activities.
  • The faithfulness of staff, board members and volunteers in serving the organization.
  • The impact and change we have seen in the lives of our students and graduates.
  • The ongoing safety of all connected with the organization.

From the Khayelitsha branch…

Give thanks for:

  • Our first production training pilot course run for graduates of the sewing course as a stepping stone into the Business Resource Centre.
  • Our woodworking network partners who have been able to take all our students on work placement for 2 weeks once again.

Needs:

  • Graphic Design students waiting to hear about applications to tertiary institutions.
  • Employment opportunities for graduates as this has been quiet recently.
  • Help for students who have dropped out because of family illness, AIDS-related illnesses and one student who was in a car accident.
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