History of the Job Creation Project (Sikelela)

In order to create a solution to the above problem of poverty alleviation, Sue du Toit (Director of Child Welfare) together with Ning Bath (Chairman of the Board) and Sabine Plattner (Patron of George Child Welfare) envisaged a training centre to address this issue. Through the patronage of Mrs. Sabine Plattner of Fancourt, and other local businesses, a training centre with a tea garden and shop has been built in 2006. Initial funding for training was granted by the Department of Social Development.

 The Sikelela Skills Development Centre was created by the members of GCFW to help overt some of the problems they face on a daily basis during their care for the community.  As they have been rendering their services since 1926, they now seek to enable people to change their reality through skills training rather than be called upon only when there is a family financial crisis.  

Training provided includes the following:

              Basic Sewing

              Advanced Sewing (Industrial sewing machines)



              Wire Crafting


              Leather Work


              Use Recyclable Products in Crafts

              Business Skills


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