Skills2Work News - February 2016

Bakeries for Imizamo Yethu!
Skills2Work is currently assisting iKhaya Le Themba to create skills development opportunities for their Parent Resource Centre in Hout Bay. The scope of the project partnership includes job readiness and training and the expansion of the existing employment opportunities at the Centre.

Skills2Work has purchased the first Mama Mimis oven for Imizamo Yethu as part of a joint venture with ikhaya le themba and ASK training to provide employment opportunities in the community.

The The Mama Mimis franchise opportunity provides a wood burning oven, support, training and a reliable supply chain into the hands of competent bakers who can supply their immediate community.

The initiative was launched following a 2 week and job readiness programme in addition to the franchise training and is already making a difference in the community and of course to the new bakers!

Mama Mimis oven

Skills2Work achieves 18A Status
Last year Skills2Work achieved 18a tax exemption status. We are looking forward to see opportunities open up as we are able to fundraise for larger projects. As we expand our work and take on new responsibilities we are also excited to see a new member of the team. Melvyn Office has taken on the treasurer and bookkeeping role, ensuring that we are implementing the current 'best-practice' systems.

E-learning Tools
The 'Retail-Ready' e-learning tools originally provided by Skills2Work to assist NETWork beneficiaries seeking employment with the Mr Price Group are being adapted to meet the requirements of other job seekers and the intention is to introduce them to the Parent Resource Centre at iKhaya Le Themba as soons as their computer facility up and running.

We look forward to sharing more news with you in our next newsletter.

The Skills2Work Team


"...Earn your own living, as we told you before. If you do these things, you will re-gain respect for the way you live and you will not have to depend on others for what you need.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12


The success of the S2W's e-learning tools, currently being used at Network, has led us to consider offering computer based training facilities to other NGO's where the need arises. We are able to adapt any suitable training material for NGO programmes.


Thanks to the Selwyn Trust (in the UK) who have assisted with the e-learning programme and sponsored the training costs of specific beneficiaries.


Would you like to help take someone out of unemployment and poverty and give them the opportunity of long-term employment? We can put you in touch with a deserving individual, or you can support our 'Find a Future for Five' programme via S2W. Find out more on the website. If you wish to make a donation, the S2W bank details can also be found on the homepage.

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