Sixteen disabled learners of Kwaggafontein were hosted on a W&R learnership from late 2016 to September 2017.
The learnership was for Wholesale and Retail NQF 2, theoretical training was conducted by Guest Resources Services by Mr Daniel Twala.
The formal learning programmes consisted of elective unit standards, core unit standards and Mathematics and Language fundamentals. A total number of 13 learners successfully completed the programme.
Of the 16 learners, job placement for practical training was successfully organised and 2 of the learners are still currently working at Edgars clothing store at Kwaggafontein Plaza.
The disability of learners varied from physically disabled to chronic diseases like diabetes and epilepsy.
Learners showed good dedication and determination amid all obstacles they faced and the level of professionalism was satisfactory.
The monthly stipend that the learners received also contributed a lot, as some learners were not receiving government grants.
These are some of the positive comments from learners regarding this programme:
Vase Malanga: “This learnership helped me a lot in terms of self- motivation and made me realise that education is key.”
George Ndimande: “The project helped me to understand and manage my photography business because I learned how to draft my own budget.”
Theophilus Mahlangu: “It helped me to understand a lot about Wholesale and Retail, and what is needed to operate a successful business.”
Daniel Mashiye: “Sharing information and ideas with other learners helped me to be motivated and believe that I can do everything that I put my mind to.”
Mr Twala, on behalf of Guest Resources Services wished the learners all the best in their future endeavors and encouraged them to remain focused towards their education as this will better their lives.
He further recommended some of the learners for the upcoming new learnerships that will take place at Guest Resources Head Office.
The learners POE’s are currently at Head Office for internal Moderation upon which External Moderation from Seta will take place.
After completion of all moderations, competent learners will be issued with the nationally recognised Wholesale and Retail Operations NQF2 certificate.