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Providing child care support to working parents

Bergzicht Training, a skills development NGO based in Stellenbosch, has been providing at-home support to working parents in the Stellenbosch area and surrounds for the last 27 years by training child carers and nannies to fulfill a high demand for extra hands at home. However, says Bergzicht Training CEO, Renske Minnaar, not many people are

2019-01-30T20:03:05+00:00 Employers, Graduates, News|

International donation helps train over 100 beneficiaries in two years

For the last two years the international private grantmaking organisation, the TK Foundation, has funded the training of 102 beneficiaries in health and frail care and food assistant skills through the Stellenbosch-based NGO Bergzicht Training. The foundation supports non-profit maritime and youth development programmes across the world. On 26 November 2018, the last two groups

2018-12-06T14:50:56+00:00 News|

Bergzicht Training wins Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Award

Bergzicht Training, a Stellenbosch-based NGO, focused on the skills development of poor, unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals, walked away with a Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Award at an awards ceremony held at Artscape Theatre on 28 November. Students who study at Bergzicht Training are equipped with practical skills through the organisation’s iPOWER (Self-Empowering) Foundation

2018-12-06T15:44:58+00:00 News|

Transforming Lives Through Meaningful Employment

Thanks to a generous donation from the German political research foundation, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Bergzicht Training was recently able to produce a short video on how donors and volunteers, along with the Bergzicht team, are making an impact on impoverished communities by training poor, unemployed, unskilled or semi-skilled individuals from those communities.

2018-12-05T11:46:24+00:00 Donors, Success Stories|

Look who came to visit Bergzicht Training

Recently six graduates who are currently working in the hospitality and early education sectors came to visit Bergzicht Training’s Stellenbosch-based campus to share their experiences since completing their studies at Bergzicht Training with staff and other beneficiaries. Josephene Willemse, a 2015 graduate has been working as a pastry chef at Ryan’s Kitchen – recently renamed

2018-11-12T17:11:38+00:00 News|