Through our programmes, we hope to see increased employability of our beneficiaries allowing them to live a well-rounded self-sustaining life. We aim to combat poverty at its core through providing education and skills. These training programmes are at the heart of Outreach Foundation's goal of community development.
Digital Skills Training
The Computer Centre started in June 2007 just as a project. It has since undergone an extensive change in both the staff component as well as in the computer hardware department. At present, it accommodates 20 students per class, 6 classes per week. The Computer Centre offers basic computer skills from beginners to advanced level. Due to the demand for the courses and the fact that space is limited, students have to complete registration forms and go through a screening process. At the end of their tuition period, students write exams and are awarded certificates.
Artisinal skills are the backbone of the low-income nation. Through artisanal skills many families are able to support themselves and provide for their children while practising their art form and crating exquisite pieces.
At the training kitchen, we teach others how to cook healthy and nutritional meals. We believe that affordable eating is attainable and that everyone should have a meal. Hunger and malnutrition throughout South Africa is an inexcusable human right we strive to fill. Through cooking, we believe we can strengthen community bonds, replenish families, teach valuable life skills and increase our beneficiaries' chances of gaining employment, as well as help combat starvation and malnutrition in poverty-stricken areas.
Beautician and Sewing Training
These trainings are aimed at empowerment and support and equipping the participants with a skills that give them the opportunity to start up their own businesses.