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Annette Scott’s chatterbox helps students to reach out

When you enter the student tea room at Bergzicht Training, one of the first things you will spot is volunteer and qualified social worker Annette Scott’s yellow, tin teabag holder. It has been nicknamed the Chatterbox, because this is exactly what it does. It allows students struggling with various challenges in their lives to connect

2016-12-06T12:37:03+00:00News, Volunteer Stories|

Bergzicht taught me to insist on my rights as a domestic assistant

Graduate Ntombomzi Mdandalaza reflects on her days as a student at Bergzicht Training and what she learnt there more than two decades ago Ntombomzi Mdandalaza, a domestic assistant who has managed the household of a busy couple in Stellenbosch for the last year, is one of the first students to have enrolled at Bergzicht Training

2016-12-05T08:28:06+00:00News, Success Stories|

How chance encounter with Bergzicht alumnus changed Odette Robyn’s life

Odette Robyn looks content as she sits down in the head nurse’s office at Geluksoord, a retirement home in Stellenbosch, to talk about how her life has changed over the last two years following a chance encounter with a Bergzicht alumnus she only knows as Beulah. “I remember sitting in church one day and a

2016-12-01T10:04:51+00:00News, Success Stories|

Donations help Bergzicht to “break the cycle of poverty”

“Without donations like that received from South African Breweries and British American Tobacco, our students, most of them young women and unemployed, would not be able to complete any kind of training, because of the costs involved.” These are the words of Ms Renske Minnaar, CEO of Bergzicht Training, a non-govermental organisation (NGO) based in