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At last – courses set to resume at Siyabonga Africa

Computer course

It has been a long, difficult four months for so many South Africans. But here at Siyabonga Africa, we’re finally ready to reopen our doors and restart our income generating skills training courses.

Our computer literacy course begins next Tuesday, 28 July. Designed for people who have no computer skills whatsoever, this internationally recognised course quickly gets learners up to speed with essentials like Microsoft Word and Excel, email and Internet, opening the door to formal employment in the business world.

With jobs at a premium right now, we encourage our graduates to think like entrepreneurs. Perhaps their new skills can be put to use creating professional CVs for others in the community? In this way, they can start to earn money while they search for a more formal job.

Our popular and successful baking course resumes the following week, on 3 August. Attendees not only find out how to bake bread and confectionery, they also learn basic business principles that enable them to use their new skills to generate an income. Vetkoek, rolls, scones, cakes and biscuits literally sell like ‘hot cakes’ in their communities!

September sees the return of our ECD courses. Training is given in line with Government regulations and includes topics such as health, hygiene, meal plans, curriculums, spacial requirements, record keeping and more to equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills.

Other courses that will be opened after September include home vegetable garden training, welding and fashion design training.

All of the courses are underpinned by life skills training in topics such as emotional intelligence, communication, problem-solving, time management, and more.

The premise is not to train for the sake of training, but to jumpstart people’s ability to generate an income for themselves and their families. We look for people who are motivated, committed and enthusiastic, punctual and eager to learn, and those who have put in at least four hours of community volunteering.

If you are interested in applying for any of these courses, please complete the online application. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our students, please call Mandi, Sue or Rina on 011 744 4350 or email . We would love to hear from you! You could give a fellow South African the most precious gift of all – the chance to earn a living!

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