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

Even long, winding roads can lead to your destiny

Lynn de Vries has walked a long, winding road to get the job she has always wanted. However, had it not been for that road, she may not have been ready for the position of chef at Ride In Café in Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch, when the opportunity finally presented itself. “I finished matric at Stellenzicht High

Bergzicht Training still going strong after 27 years

Bergzicht Training, a skill development NGO in Stellenbosch, recently celebrated all it has achieved in nearly three decades of empowering unemployed, unskilled and semi-skilled individuals with market-related skills. The organisation was established in 1992 and celebrates its 27thanniversary this year. The founder of Bergzicht Training, Ms Cecile Kotzé, as well as one of the first

2019-04-23T13:11:04+00:00News, Success Stories|

Teacher uses Bergzicht Training as her stepping stone

In 2015, Devon Valley resident Chrisline Thomas, signed up for an iPOWER Self-Empowering Foundation Programme at Bergzicht Training with the aim of completing the Child Care (previously called Edu Care) Programme of the organisation. She had always dreamt of making a contribution to the  education of preschoolers, but had instead followed another dream after school