GWF Sends Nine Young Women to Top South African Tourism School

Nine young women from rural Mpumalanga who graduated from Good Work Foundation’s (GWF) various digital campuses in 2015 have been selected to further their hospitality skills and experience in one of South Africa’s top schools of tourism: SA College for Tourism, based in the Eastern Cape.

For an opportunity that is applied for by thousands of ambitious students from all over South Africa, we are amazed and immensely proud that GWF students managed to secure nine spots, upping the number from five that were accepted in 2015.

These graduates have completed GWF’s Bridging Academy year, including online hospitality studies.

Each year, SA College for Tourism gives 90 unskilled young women from impoverished communities in South Africa an opportunity to part-take in a nationally recognised fully funded year-long programme. The young women are then placed in paid internships for further experience and the start of a career.

One of GWF’s 2014 graduates, Helen Sibuyi, was selected as student of the year in the 2015 programme and was awarded with a second year at the College including an opportunity to further her culinary studies in Italy in 2017.

Besides living in a hotel and eating food cooked by professional chefs for a whole year, the nine young women were excited to leave the Mpumalanga province for the first time in their lives and for the opportunity to study further. “I cannot wait to dip my feet in ocean water for the very first time and to learn how to cook from a kitchen and not a book or computer screen,” said Monica Sibuyi.

GWF wishes all the best of luck to the nine ladies.

These young women are four out of the nine that has been selected to further their hospitality skills and experience with SA College for Tourism.  for the 2016 programme.

These young women are four out of the nine that has been selected to further their hospitality skills and experience with SA College for Tourism. for the 2016 programme.

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A journey that started in this digital campus in rural Mpumalanga has now given nine young women a reason to look up to their future with an opportunity to learn and be skillful.

 

Written and photographed by GWF Media Academy.

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