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|

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|

Skills development opportunities for the youth

Bergzicht Training, a Stellenbosch-based, non-governmental organisation dedicated to developing the skills of poor, unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals from the Western Cape, will once again offer three advanced skills development training programmes to individuals between 19 and 35 who are interested in hospitality, health care or working in the education sector. The advanced programmes are

2018-07-26T14:39:03+00:00 Graduates, News|

Goodbye to social worker with heart of gold

Bergzicht Training recently said goodbye to its volunteer social worker and Stellenbosch resident, Annette Scott, who will be relocating to Cape Town. Annette has been volunteering her services at Bergzicht Training since 2015 by offering wellness support and mentorship to beneficiaries studying at the NGO as well graduates in their first few months of employment.

2018-07-26T14:29:25+00:00 News, Volunteer Stories|

Frail care graduates trained for industry realities

Did you know that Bergzicht Training's graduates are not only trained by highly qualified and experienced health and frail care personnel, but also have to complete a 10-week work-integrated learning opportunity at one of 26 care institutions in the Western Cape before they graduate? This is the reason that graduates who complete our Health and Welfare

2018-01-22T14:24:42+00:00 News|