Child Care Programme

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|

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

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

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

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

2019-02-19T16:04:06+00:00Employers, Graduates, News|