Education Initiatives

An important part of the process of redressing social ills and past imbalances is an ongoing focus on education, spearheaded by various trusts and initiatives, from pre-school through to tertiary education and skills transfer for adults.

1 000 SPARKLING FACES
The Cap Classique Association strives to generate profits at their generic Cap Classique Festivals and donate all profit made towards this project 

AGRI’S GOT TALENT 
This singing competition for fruit and wine workers has a focus on skills development.  The Cap Classique Association strives to generate profits at their generic Cap Classique Festivals and donate all profit made towards this project

AITSA! AFTER CARE CENTRES
Improving the quality of life of schoolchildren living in the Dwarsriver Valley and Kylemore area by providing them with a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment in the afternoons after school

BOT RIVER EDUCATION FUND
Promoting educational excellence in the Bot River community

CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD PROTÉGÉ PROGRAMME
Cultivating and nurturing winemakers from disadvantaged groups to become winemakers of excellence

COMMUNITY KEEPERS
A non-profit company providing psychological and social services to learners at schools

EDUVATE 
Support for intensified teacher coaching for 21st century education at schools across the Stellenbosch district

GRAHAM & RHONA BECK SKILLS CENTRE
Groundbreaking skills development centre in the Robertson valley

FOR AFRICA'S CHILDREN EVERY TIME (FACET)
Graff Diamonds’ charitable initiative 

GIVE ME A CHANCE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
Alluvia Boutique Winery & Guesthouse’s trust supports promising students from nearby Kylemore

INDABA EDUCATION FUND
The Indaba Education Fund provides early childhood teacher training, learning materials and infrastructure to transform the education of young, at-risk children living in the South African winelands

KLEINOOD COMMUNITY PROJECT
Kleinood’s partnership with the Weber Gedenk Primary School in the Blaauwklippen Valley

LOVE TO GIVE 
Creating a caring community and providing skills training in Kayamandi on the outskirts of Stellenbosch 

MARANATHA TRUST
A public benefit organisation that facilitates community projects focused on education in the Swartland

NEDBANK CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD DEVELOPMENT TRUST
Established in association with Nedbank to support social development through further education in wineland communities

PARTNERS FOR POSSIBILITY
A co-action, co-learning partnership between school principals and business leaders, enabling social cohesion through partnerships, and empowering principals to become change leaders in their schools and communities

PATRICK GRUBB BURSARY
Jointly funded by auctioneer Patrick Grubb and the Nederburg Auction, this bursary enables previously disadvantaged individuals working in the wine industry to gain experience in the world’s fine wine regions

PEBBLES PROJECT
Helping children with special needs

PINOTAGE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Developing the capacity of young, disadvantaged South Africans to prepare them for emploment withing the wine industry and related sectors such as hospitality and tourism

RADIO KC
The Communication Initiative Network’s community radio station

RURAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
A unique partnership between the farm workers, formal agricultural sector, wine cellars and local government

STELLENBOSCH VINEYARDS
The company is involved in a number of social and economic development initiatives

THE CAPE WINE AUCTION
Raising significant funds to support education in the winelands of South Africa

THE HEADSTART TRUST
Providing and promoting education and outreach programmes for educational enrichment, academic support and supplementary tuition to poor and needy children in the Overberg

THE LAND OF HOPE TRUST
Long-term social upliftment through the gift of high quality education, skills development and the power of developing knowledge

THEMBALITSHA FOUNDATION
Educational projects serving three poor communities in the Western Cape

THUNDERCHILD
Thunderchild is a quality red blend that raises fund for the children of Die Herberg, an orphanage in Robertson

VINPRO FOUNDATION
The VinPro Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2013 which aims to develop, support and improve the sustainability of the wine industry and related stakeholders by promoting and backing people excellence in the South African wine industry

WINELANDS EARLY LIVING AND LEARNING (WELL) PROJECT
The WELL project is focused on investing in the early childhood development (ECD) of farm workers’ children in the Cape winelands

WINE TRAINING SOUTH AFRICA (WTSA)
WTSA is a non-profit organisation that offers an extensive training programme to cellar workers in the South African Wine Industry

Email Addresses
Thuthukile Skweyiya Western Cape-Burgundy Wine Exchange Programme (Ministry of Agriculture: Western Cape)
avjaarsv@pgwc.gov.za

Vineyard Academy (Learnerships in Viticulture & Cellar Technology)
horne@arc.agric.za / odwyer@arc.agric.za


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