Help for slow learners

2019-09-04 06:00

There is a true passion amongst the teachers of the Amogelang College to help students who are slow learners to carve a profession and become successful in a career.

Petronella Swarts, who did all the groundwork for Amogelang last year, says she was inspired by her late sister, Pamela Isaac, who had such a great struggle to be independent and make a living for herself.

Swarts decided she would do everything in her power to help as many of these students as possible to receive training and find a job.

Many of these students completed their schooling at Dr. Böhmer or Martie du Plessis and struggle to cope with courses at training institutes such as the Motheo Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College.

Swarts hopes to get sponsorships so that the students can study for free and that the lecturers can get a salary. The college often provides transport for the students.

There are already three certificates that students can complete and more courses are due to start soon.

Amogelang now gives training to 22 students in welding (at Dr. Böhmer), as well as computer courses and needle work (in Gemsbork Street, Oranjesig).

Swarts plans more courses, in cooking, beadwork, agri­culture and upholstery.

To raise funds for the college, Amogelang will have a fun day and bazaar on 14 September.

For information about the fun day or Amogelang College courses, contact the college on 084-906-7428.


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