2017 Skills Training and Education Update
Mr. Khwinda and Khathu went to Mvelaphanda training center, with a letter to ask for bursary for some of the outreach children. As a result, Mvelaphanda has agreed to train 4 youth next year, for a period of 6 months, in order for them to get a certificate. There will be 3 boys doing carpentry and 1 girl doing fashion design. The South Coast Foundation is paying for transport and materials needed during the six-month course.
Khuthadza was very depressed and unhappy over the years, because she was going to school, but was failing academically and her peers moved on to higher grades. In 2015, she left school due to health challenges and when she was well again, she said she wanted to learn how to sew because she loves fashion. We are proud to announce that today, Khuthadzo has a Diploma in Fashion Design and she is making her own money, though still struggles to make ends meet. Another girl who has been with our support group since 2008 is now at the University of Venda, as a first year law student. In addition, there are two boys that have been with us since 2007–they are now at a government collage studying Business Management. We are very proud of all our alumni and the great things they go on to do after leaving our school.
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