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In our world we have seen quite a bit of that over the past year; lockdown and the results thereof had devastating effects on many people, some lost family members, others lost jobs and assets, like homes and cars. If ever we needed hope in our lifetimes, it is now.
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We celebrate small beginnings as we had our first three graduates of a full 3-week Life Skills course in February.

In partnership with the Department of Social Development we trained 14 ladies as seamstresses in March and also did a Work Readiness programme with them. We even had Barista training offered to one learner. Our first round of Adult Education and Training (AET) in partnership with Capitec and a welding learnership at SA Truck Bodies is kicking off in May. A big thank you to the wonderful volunteers who are giving of their time to facilitate classes.

We are excited about our ‘small beginnings’ (Zechariah 4:10). Pray with us that we would be faithful in the ‘little things’ that He has entrusted us with (Luke 16:10) and good stewards of our learners and their learning experience.

Centre Administrator
Our Word from God for 2021 is “To Keep it Super Simple” and that is what we have been doing. We have learned to celebrate the small victories and see hope in the everyday things happening at POPUP NMB!

Currently we have our Office and Admin Computers with 4 learners and one of our previous learners volunteering as facilitator. Our AET class started in April with 6 learners. Our Needlework and Arts & Crafts Skills class has 2 learners.The Agriculture garden is also coming on nicely and we are starting with the skill in August. We have been harvesting spinach, spring onions, beans, and beetroot.  We have also extended our garden by planting carrots, peas, mielies and growing our own seedlings to plant.

God has really Kept it Super Simple for us. “Trust in me, trust in my Word, and follow it.”

Centre Administrator
POPUP Western Cape celebrates the first step in having a footprint in the Western Cape.

Middle March we commenced with Adult Education and Training (AET) training at Cecil Nurse in Belville, one of our national committed clients. It is a privilege to upskill 10 employees for them. This is a 4-month process where they will receive training twice a week. We are looking forward to hearing stories of hope and we celebrate the impact in peoples lives through our skills training.

Centre Manager
There are some learners, who will forever impact us, like Enerst Motswege (Soshanguve, Pretoria):

Despite his severe walking disability he is a very positive person. Enerst has been on his POPUP journey for many years; completed Basic Literacy, Computer and Office Administration and Business Administration. One would think that his disability would keep him behind a desk... But Enerst also did our Welding Skills programme! Due to movability challenges though, he has chosen to volunteer at POPUP. His hard work is an inspiration to our learners and the Soshanguve Centre is so proud and thankful for Enerst who found purpose and hope.
Thank you Doxa Deo Marathon and Cycle Club for choosing POPUP as your beneficiary for April. We had so much fun at the event at "The Big Red Barn" in Irene. To the more than 300 people who attended the event, we celebrate you!

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Company: Make a financial contribution, which will count towards your B-BEEE scoring (we are a level 1 contributor) or you can help graduate learners gain workplace experience by employing them for learnerships.
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