ABOUT EDU-PLETT

The Organisation has been in existence since 2014. The offices are located in the small Township of Kwanokthula in Plettenberg Bay. The core objective of Edu-Plett is youth development through bridging the gap between secondary education and higher learning.

Vocational Employment

Creating short-term employment that will not only keep one active for the sake of the stipend, however, ensure that a skills transfer is taking place.

NSC certificate

Assist individuals who have not received their NSC certificate and are willing to put in the work

Counselling Programmes

Run programmes that seek to address issues faced by young adults; drugs and sexual abuse.

Employability

Act as a stepping stone towards an employable youth or young adults.

Theoretical Training

As good as practical skill transfer is, it is not enough to act as an accredited accreditation. Therefore there also has to be theoretical training in order to equip the individuals with Certificates.

Government Experience

Skillful work opportunities within Research and Data collection. Assist local government with water and sanitation data collection. Also handle waste management and recycling.

Tourism Sector

Plett and Knysna are highly dependent on tourism. Therefore some skills transferred have to be within the tourism sector. This will encourage individuals to understand the seasonal market and adapt the skills learnt to make a living.

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

LUTHANDO

Founding Non-Executive Chairperson

Luthando Kolwapi is a Communications Specialist. He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelors’ Degree in International Relations, Public Policy and Media Studies.

After gaining some experience within the communications industry, he went on to complete his Honours degree in Political Communications also at UCT. He is currently busy completing he’s Master’s at the LSE in Media and Communication Governance. He has experience within both the Public and Private Sector.

NOKSIE

Project Director

Noksie has been with Edu-Plett since the organisation opened its doors in 2014. Noksie has been of huge value when it comes to fundraising, budgeting and the sustainability of Edu-Plett. She comes with vast experience within the social sector. Her experience begins with her teaching career of 15 years.

She also has served as a Manager at Youth Future Data (YFD), an organisation that dealt with youth life skills and mentorship. She has also served on a number of local boards within Plett such as the Simunye Community Centre. Noksie currently also serves on the current board of Plett Tourism.

SYLVIA

Coordinator

Sylvia joined Edu-Plett at the beginning of 2015. She has been responsible for the smooth running of the programmes Edu-Plett implements. She also ensures that we report timeously and efficiently to our funders.

Sylvia also comes with immense experience within social development, she has worked with early childhood development, Bitou Women’s Forum, within Bitou local government and has also served on the board of Simunye Community Centre. She brings with her vast administrative and logistical experience.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Edu-Plett Timeline

2014
2014

Registration of Edu-Plett as a fully functioning Organisation.

2015
2015

Awarded Grant in Aid by the Bitou Municipality

2015

First Youth based Project Implemented

2016
2016

Awarded Funding through the Plett Fishing Development Trust

2016

Second project implemented, focused on skills development

2017
2017

Funding Secured from Independent Development Trust

2017

Funding Secured from Department of Public Works

2017

Recruitment of 80 youth members to up-skill and develop for employment

2017

Department of Social Development’s due diligence for intention to support Edu-Plett

INSTITUTIONS WE WORK WITH

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on the services offered by Edu-Plett, please contact us and we will get in touch with you. Thank you for your interest in Edu-Plett!

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