Bergzicht Training

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In the early 1990’s, research conducted in the Western Cape at the time revealed that illiteracy, poverty and unemployment were the greatest socio-economic problems facing communities in the region.

On 6 March 1992, after witnessing the inability of many social development programmes to effectively break the cycle of poverty in disadvantaged communities in South Africa, Bergzicht Training was opened by founders Cecile Kotzé and Minnie van der Merwe to counteract this negative result. Supported by volunteers, Kotzé and Van der Merwe would start offering the NGO’s first skills development programmes in Home Management, Frail Care, Edu Care, Cater Care as well as a literacy course to unemployed persons in the Western Cape.

Lewis Stores donated funding towards the Food Service Assistant training programme.