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Graduation at iThemba Skills Centre

On Wednesday, the 19th of June 2019, we celebrated the completion of the sewing, computer and entrepreneurial skills courses by having a graduation ceremony for the students. These courses ran from February to June. The next courses will start during the second week of July and these students will graduate

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After School Study Clubs

The time between school ending and their parent’s return from work is the time our children in the townships are most vulnerable to the high levels of rape, gang violence and other physical attacks. YFC’s Afterschool Study Club in partnership with KILT, is a safe place for selected learners in

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Students accepted at Africa Skills College

Six of the 2018 Hands & Heart students have been accepted at Africa Skills College in George.  They started their tradesmen courses in October.  They are studying various courses e.g electrical, plumbing, carpentry, building, etc.  Garald and Mike went the extra mile to assist these guys to get into the

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20 Year Celebration and Fundraising Banquet

On Thursday 2 August we celebrated our 20th year of existence in Knysna –  Twenty years of making a huge impact in the communities of Knysna.  This was done by way of an amazing celebration and fundraising banquet held at Villa Castollini where YFC hosted 220 guests. The evening started

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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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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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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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