Model of professional farming training for young people at high risk of exclusion, based on apprenticeships. Prepares participants to take up management level positions in the sector.
- In four years, they have gone from two participants in the training programme to 90-100 young people each year, and 350 have already passed through the programme.
- 70% of participants find employment as managers of agricultural and livestock farms once they have completed the learning process.
- All participants generate their own livelihood with jobs in the agricultural and livestock farming sector.
- Participants who have done internships abroad and are well prepared as managers, have seen an increase in their salaries from only 1,500 rand before going abroad up to a maximum of 15,000 rand a year after their return (ie they have increased their income tenfold). In addition, there is a great demand among farmers for these young people to work with them.
Selected as an Ashoka social entrepreneur in 2013.