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Rural Skills Centre building update

The construction of the Rural Technical Skills Centre is progressing with 3 apprentices plus one translator already working and one more apprentice to soon join them. The apprentices are learning a variety of skills while building the centre, such sustainable building methods, carpentry and metalwork, permaculture and organic farming, sustainable water management and renewable energy installation. At the end of their apprenticeship they will be able to start their own businesses and provide their expertise to support other projects.

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Early days

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Building in progress

The first floor of the building is already build and stone floor is completed in the bathroom.

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Stone floor

The skills the apprentices will acquire are all important for the local community, for example building with natural local materials, compost toilet management, permaculture gardening, solar power installation etc. This way the project will be long term sustainable and the trainees at the centre will be able to establish their own small scale enterprises.

 

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  1. K.Horn #

    The history and folklore of the area is not used to its full potential

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    September 25, 2013
  2. K.Horn #

    Organic farming and your area is perfect for peperdew and chilly’s etc.
    Looking at farming and greenhouse developement and etc

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    September 25, 2013
  3. khomotso alex pholoane #

    I like this program very much. my wish is to persue my dream as i care for orphans and vulnerable children.when I finish to train I need to be mentor trainer to help onather village like tjibeng,motloulela,

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    September 23, 2013

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