Kroonstad Youth Selected For Agriculture Training

March 202220 excited young people from Kroonstad ready to participate in their six month training programme in agriculture

The lives of 20 young people in Kroonstad will soon be transformed thanks to the generous support from Woolworths.

The 20 beneficiaries selected will join a further 10 from the Bultfontein area and be trained by local NGO, INMED SA in the basics of seedling production, nursery management, climate-smart food gardening, aquaponics and food preservation. “These young participants, who are primarily unemployed school-leavers, are really excited to have been selected. Their training will be part of a six month programme and be aligned to INMED’s AgriSETA accreditation for primary agriculture.  Each participant will receive seeds, basic tools and shade netting, as well as sustained training and hands-on support, so that they can improve their household food security and sustainability long term,” says Unathi Sihlahla, Director for INMED SA.

The training is possible thanks to a generous donation from Woolworths’ December ‘Take a moment to make a difference’ Christmas campaign.

“Through participation in the programme these young South Africans will take a personal journey towards greater self-reliance,” says Sihlahla. “They will learn the life skills of food production and gain understanding and insights into how we can be resilient in the face of climate events as we work together to lift ourselves, families and communities out of poverty. We look forward to sharing their progress,” he concludes.

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