EMPOWERMENT, DEVELOPMENT & TRANSFORMATION
Kwantu Feeding Scheme
Our feeding program targets learners at three schools from surrounding communities near Kwantu Private Game Reserve. Supplementary food packages and cooked meals are provided to more than 100 learners.
Since commence of the feeding programme, academic performance amongst learners has improved and it has been positively correlated to the feeding programme. The feeding programme takes place once a week at each school.
Kwantu responded to a hospitality skills development and training partnership request by Siyasebenza – a skills training centre in Port Elizabeth – to host students in order to ensure they get exposure and practical experience in the hospitality industry.
Kwantu started to place Siyasebenza candidates at the reserve towards the end of 2015, and to date, trained approximately 25 students. Students are placed in various roles, where they show potential and passion. Some are placed at front office or housekeeping, among others.
Kwantu maintain close linkages with professional training centres. The reserve supports Stenden University, an international higher learning institute headquartered in the Netherlands with campus facilities and education delivery points in Holland, South Africa, Qatar, Indonesia and Thailand, with experiential learning. Through in-service training, the reserve allows Stenden students to traverse hospitality management, operations and guest relations at an African wildlife game reserve as part of the training, exposure and practical learning.
The agreement will advance both local and internationally registered undergraduate students enrolled on Stenden’s hospitality management degree programmes, including the student body based at the hotel school in Port Alfred, and Stenden’s international visiting student body to South Africa from its various international campuses.