Rural Skills Centre Trainees Get Good Results
As part of the Community Work Programme (CWP) we set up the Rural Skills Centre where trainees learn a variety of useful skills like carpentry, permaculture gardening, building using sustainable building methods, metalwork, water harvesting and management, electrical work, plumbing. The trainees work at the Centre full time and participate in monthly Community Outreach Days where they have the opportunity to use their skills to assist households in the village (see blog: “Skills Centre Visits Households” https://bulungulaincubator.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/skills-centre-visits-households/). Their trainer, JP van Walt assesses the progress of the trainees on a bi-annual basis. In the mid-year assessment the trainees have demonstrated significant progress in ‘Using Sustainable Building Methods’, ‘Carpentry Using Locally Available Materials’ and ‘Permaculture Gardening’.