All our projects take place at the ENZA Skills Centre in Mbekweni.
Life Skills and basic computer Skills :
This is an eight week combined Basic Computer Literacy and Life Skills programme. The life skills component of the programme is structured to give the women a chance to explore what employability options they have. Participants are engaged in making contact with organised work placements and participate in work trails/volunteer work. Regular follow-up is made on the employment status of the graduates.
Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP)
Our Enterprise Development Programmes:
ENZA has partnered with CAUSE Transformation to create an entrepreneurial development and support programme.
Our first joint project, which commenced in September 2011, was aimed at entry-level traders to provide them with a source of self employment. The women have been taught sewing skills as well as business skills. During their training there have been opportunities for the ladies to earn some income through the various project work we undertake e.g.
- In 2011 the ladies made 2000 beaded items for Amarula, a South African liqueur (www.amarula.com). The items were hung on the liqueur bottles as part of an international marketing campaign at duty free stores around the world.
- In April 2012, the ladies made the 220 conference bags and bandanas for the Round Square Regional Conference held at the Bridge House School.
On September 2013 we commenced with a more advanced programme – for already active women entrepreneurs in the surrounding area. The programme offers entry-level entrepreneurs a business support and training service to facilitate the growth of their already existing micro enterprises. We have 15 students on this programme
Drug/Alcohol Support Group:
With the support of Al Anon, the ENZA Skills Centre has been able to start a support group for women who have problem drinkers in their families.
”Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self supporting through its own voluntary contributions, plus the sale of our Conference-approved literature.Meetings are free, anonymous and confidential. Our primary purpose is to help families of problem drinkers.”
Run by a volunteer, the meetings are held at the ENZA Skills Centre once a week.