Success Stories

Beneficiaries of Stellenbosch Municipality-funded hospitality programme graduate via Zoom

It was a first in the 28-year history of Bergzicht Training as 12 beneficiaries who completed the NGO’s accredited hospitality programme, along with other guests, attended an online certificate handover  ceremony via Zoom recently. Thanks to funding received from the Stellenbosch Municipality Mayoral Youth Skills Development Programme, Bergzicht Training was able to provide 12 unemployed,

Lauren’s life story the driving force behind her mission to uplift children

In 2013, while she was only in Grade 10, Lauren Baadtjies’ mom passed away. Today that loss is what drives her to make a difference in the lives of young children. “My matric year was very hard, because I felt lost without my mother and started rebelling and drinking to stop the hurt.  I really

2020-05-06T10:48:16+00:00Graduates, News, Success Stories|

TK Foundation equips even more youth with vital skills

Eleven youth from the greater Stellenbosch area graduated from the renowned The Private Hotel School (PHS) thanks to a programme presented by Bergzicht Training and funded by the Danish grantmaking organisation, the TK Foundation. Bergzicht Training is a Stellenbosch-based NGO offering skills development training in food preparation, and food and beverage service assistance; health and

2019-12-04T13:51:40+00:00Donors, Graduates, Success Stories|

Investment to improve graduates’ job retention rate reaps success

Just over two years ago Bergzicht Training, as part of an important strategic initiative, decided to find ways to improve the job retention rate of graduates. Thanks to the implementation of the Bergzicht Development Model, the organisation was able to celebrate a record number of graduates who remain in employment after a year at its

Het Jan Marais supports training of child carers

With the demanding work schedules of many parents, the need for professionally trained, trustworthy child carers have become even more important. Thanks to funding received from the Het Jan Marais Nationale Fonds (HJMNF), Bergzicht Training has been able to do just that – train 11 beneficiaries through its Child Care Programme this year. However, the

Remgro’s generosity sees 11 more trained in frail care

Remgro’s continued generosity in helping unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals in Stellenbosch obtain much needed skills in the job market, has led to 11 more graduates being trained in health and frail care at Bergzicht Training. Bergzicht Training is a Stellenbosch-based NGO that is dedicated to developing the skills of poor, unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled

Bergzicht Training partners with George Jardine’s Tasting Stellenbosch

Bergzicht Training has partnered with Tasting Stellenbosch, a social development initiative of Stellenbosch Wine Route, to transfer much-needed skills required in the hospitality industry to the youth. Tasting Stellenbosch and Bergzicht Training will now work together to ensure that unemployed youth obtain essential skills for front of house and the kitchen during a 10-week programme presented by Bergzicht

Alumnus plays instrumental role in raising Serdyn children

For the last seven years Bergzicht Training Child Care Programme graduate, Erna Smith from Cloetesville, has played an instrumental role in helping the Serdyn family in Unie Park, Stellenbosch raise their three children – Pierre (7), Petrus (5) and little Rose (3). When mom, Rochelle, and Dad, PW, are at work, Erna fulfills the role