Welcome to the Skills2Work Newsletter - October 2015

Informal Settlement Skills
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.

iKhaya Le Themba operates in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay and started out as a childrens' day care facility. The work expanded to include a Parent Resource Centre which tackles the unemployment issues and skills shortage problem faced by the community.

Parent Resource Centre

Current iKhaya employment creation projects which are already underway include a deli and tourist destination, township tours and a successful bakery.

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 to be implemented at iKhaya
The 'Retail-Ready' e-learning tools originally provided by Skills2Work to assist NETWork beneficiaries seeking employment with the Mr Price Group continues is nw being adapted to meet the requirements of the Parent Resource Centre at iKhaya Le Themba.

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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