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Do you have a dream to start your own farming business? Living Hope can teach you how! Living Hope is now recruiting students for its next Agriculture & Business Training Course which is a free, full time, long term training for those with a passion for farming. Come to Living Hope on April 28th or 30th at 2 p.m Kommetjie Road in Capri to find out more! You can also contact Chris at 021 784 2800 or email: agritraining@livinghope.co.za

Living Hope can now count itself among the accredited training providers in the Western Cape. Living Hope has received the final stamp of approval from the Services SETA for accreditation of the Way To Work course. This 9-day course teaches the soft skills needed for employment such as work ethic, time management, integrity, communication and more and has been a long-standing programme within Living Hope.

Nathan Panti displays the Statement of Achievements certificate with Services SETA approved results

Nathan Panti displays the Statement of Achievements certificate with Services SETA approved results

Programme Coordinator, Nathan Panti, shared that becoming an accredited training provider gives Living Hope an edge over other training organisations offering this type of training. “This accreditation certifies that we have a high quality training that meets the guidelines of the Services SETA. Not all training providers in this field are accredited so this gives us an advantage in being attractive to job seekers looking for skills, companies wanting to upskill their staff, and helps us in applying for tenders from the city to provide training.”

The original material was created for training the unemployed in soft skills and has since found a market among employers looking to increase the skills of their staff. What this means for Living Hope is that Way To Work can now be offered in multiple versions both as a resource for the community and an income-generating project as businesses are willing to pay for high quality training, explained Panti. The corporate version piloted with two trainings for the agricultural testing company, Bemlab.

“The opportunities for this programme to expand are limitless,” Panti said. “We are excited to see more people being trained in skills that will benefit them not only at work, but in all areas of life.”

To find out when the next Way To Work course will be held or to arrange a training for your company please call Nathan Panti, Programme Coordinator, at 021 784 2838.

What an incredibly exciting time it is at Living Hope right now! As you probably are aware in 2013 we were blessed with the opportunity to acquire 19 acres of undeveloped land that is adjacent to the main Capri campus. Through God’s provision of generous partners we were able to not only procure the land, but also have resources available to begin prep work on it.

As January brought us a new year it also brought us the start of this exciting process. We are pleased to share with you that work is underway and earth is being moved as we begin this journey and opportunity before us. We thank you for all your prayers and ask that you continue to join us in prayer as we discern how to best use this land in reaching people for Christ, bringing hope and breaking despair of poverty and disease.

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Living Way’s Worker Readiness Course prepares employees for the workforce by teaching tangible skills such as work ethic, time management, hygiene, conflict management, CV preparation, interviews, dreams and goals.

A recent class of Westlake graduates  took a moment to reflect on the way their lives have changed through their training.

 

… it was such a privilege to be in this course, the Living Way organization it really changing people’s life.  I wish them all the best to continue to do such a great job.” –Malebo

 

 

 “Living Way has given us a life time opportunity. ..When we started this course we were clueless about what is being expected from us at the workplace, but today I am proud to say I am a professional and I am well trained and I’ve got the ‘what can I give attitude.’ I’ll always carry it with me where ever I go.”-Nosipho

 

“I would like to thank the organisation because through the course I have managed to have a look at my values and foundation…May God bless the organisation for its contributions. Because of this course thing are clear for me.”- Ntombesizwe


 

To Aldine, (lecturer) she has been a wonderful teacher, mother and a friend.  She has taught us a lot about life itself we learned and gained a lot from her.  I will never forget the WHAT CAN I GIVE ATTITUDE nor BEING RESILIENT.  I will apply it in my life wherever I go.

To Kevin, (Living Hope volunteer)…maths has become a little easy now thanks to you, you made things much clearer.  Thanks big guy, you are awesome.”Ntombizanele

“Living Way showed me how to be a better person, now I can stand firm facing whatever challenges that can come my way.  Now I know and I am sure that I can be a shining star while looking for a job.”Nyamek

“Your course was the most amazing evangelism training program I’ve never seen.  It is fresh innovative, captivating, equipping and inspiring.  It is far better than anything I’ve never seen before.“- Odwa

 

For more information on Worker Readiness Courses, please visit Living Way or e-mail richard@livingway.co.za

 

 

Left to right: Richard Lundie (General Manager of Living Way), Nazley Sylvester, Zandile Tyuka, Justin Legolie, Robyn-Lee Jacobs, Gloria Marinus, Bronwen Williams, Tankiso Tshabalala, Wagieda Baker, Melisha September

On June 13th Living Way saw the first graduates of their accredited Worker Readiness Course.  The 12 students applied  great effort to complete the course and its requirements and are now excited to begin applying their newly acquired skills in the workplace.  After a motivational speech by Richard Lundie, General Manager of Living Way,  the students received their certificates and then enjoyed some delicious refreshments some of which was supplied by Five Loaves Bakery, an entrepreneurial development initiative of Living Way.

For more information on Living Way call 021 785 2597