Green Futures now includes FGASA Level 1 Training!

Posted under Eco-Tourism Blog by Grootbos on 1st February 2012

Our Green Futures programme has been running since March 2003 with a focus on training young unemployed youths in horticulture and life skills. The College has successfully trained over 90 students since 2003, all of whom have found employment on completion of the course. We are very proud of our training program and the Green Futures model and are currently working with partners in the North West Province of South Africa to open a second Green Future horticultural program.

During 2011 we made the decision that we would like to offer our top performing Green Futures students each year the opportunity to develop a career in guiding and hospitality through participating in a second year of accredited guiding training. We have selected five students who will start their training on the 23 January under the mentorship of Green Futures head trainer, Susan Lochner. The course will be accredited with FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa –, which on completion will enable them to work as a legal tour guide anywhere in South Africa. The course will also include completing a driving licence and general hospitality and life skills training.

Our FGASA Level 1 students for 2012 are Luyanda Matwa, Laurence Maglani, Keitumestse Matejoa, Lindelani Nyandeni.

We would also like to thank Keith Breede who has made a donation which has enabled us to undertake this exiting new phase of Green Futures!

Back row, from left to right: Luyanda Matwa, Susan Lochner, Laurence Maglani
Front: Keitumestse Matejoa, Lindelani Nyandeni

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