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My time as volunteer at YFC Knysna

My time as volunteer at YFC Knysna

A short testimony / write-up by one of our ex-volunteers from Germany – My Time as Volunteer at YFC Knysna …. “Uncle Philip asked me to write a short paragraph about my time as volunteer in Knysna.  It is now already 2,5 months since I left Knysna.  I am still

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Knysna Fire Disaster and the role YFC are playing

It is nearly a month after “The Fire” that roared through Knysna on Wednesday, 7 June!  It started as a beautiful Winter’s day, and no-one knew what was awaiting the beautiful town of Knysna.  It feels much longer than a month, and, yes, we call the Knysna Fire Disaster, “The

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Business Growth Course changing the lives of five entrepreneurs

As part of the various courses that we provide our students, we present a business growth course that teaches them to become entrepreneurs.  This course is called Paradigm Shift and is an entrepreneurial course based on Biblical principles. We recently facilitated this amazing course for the third time. Within the group of students were five young

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Our first Ladies Day – An annual event

2016 LADIES DAY On the 29th of October 2016 we held our first YFC Ladies Day.   We hope that this will be an annual event on our calendar.  Our focus was mainly to bless our sisters from the areas surrounding Knysna. Our theme was: “Stepping Into Your New Season”.  Just

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iThemba Craft & Skills Development Centre Graduation 2016

GRADUATION DAY FOR THOSE WHO PERSEVERED IN THEIR ENDEAVOUR TO BETTER THEMSELVES Approximately 18 weeks ago, students enrolled for either a beading course, computer course or an entrepreneurial course. On 1 December iThemba Craft & Skills Development Centre had a graduation ceremony for the above students who persevered. Three students from the Beading Course, Twenty-One students from the Computer Course

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Willowdale

Annual outreach to the Willowdale farming community in the Karoo

WILLOWDALE OUTREACH – OUR ANNUAL BLESSING We again this year went on our annual outreach to Willowdale farming community in the Karoo.  The farms that we specifically visited i.e Volstruislaagte, Groblerskraal, Oshoek and Willowdale are located between Willowmore and Aberdeen.  We had a great time and as usual, came back more

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Participants at the Business Growth Course

Business Growth Course for existing Paradigm Shift Students

PUTTING THEORY INTO PRACTICE YFC Knysna is known for its vision and commitment to social development.  As part of this vision, Caroline Page, one of our volunteers, has put together a BUSINESS GROWTH COURSE.  Hereby existing students currently attending our  Paradigm Shift (Entrepreneurial Skills) course have the opportunity to put the theory

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Graduation Business Growth Course

The graduation of our students who completed Module 1 of the Paradigm Shift Business Growth Course took place on Thursday, 22 September. The Paradigm Shift Business Growth Course accomplishes a number of goals.  Firstly, it is a way for future or existing entrepreneurs to more deeply explore practical business skills.  Secondly, it

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Building relationships

Working in collaboration with Good News ZA

Three years ago, in collaboration with Good News ZA, we started reaching out to the children and youth in the Karatara community.  Good News ZA is a ministry organisation directed by a Dutch couple, Theo and Jinke de Jong.  What started off as a “Holiday Kids’ Club”, held on a yearly basis, has now grown

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