Platfontein Youth Empowerment
Thirteen Young People from Platfontein have completed a six-month intensive Skills Empowerment Training
at the Hilltop Empowerment Centre in the Eastern Cape.
They learnt computer literacy, support & repair, English, business skills, agriculture, animal husbandry,
health, communication training, …
Now back at Platfontein they are able to start several small businesses and industries,
strongly backed by their leadership.
Hilltop Empowerment Centre, Proposal & Concept for Platfontein
15-05-06 Platfontein Project_Report_April 2015
15-03-31 Platfontein Project Report, March 2015 (2)
15-03-31 Directors report on Platfontein Project March 2015
15-04-02 Hilltop Training, Agriculture, planting seedlings (photos)
15-04-02 Hilltop Training, IT, Computer literacy and repair (photos)
15-06-10 Platfontein Project_Report_May 2015
15-07-24 Platfontein Project_Report_June 2015
15-09-16 Platfontein Project_Final_Report 2015
15-09-30 Platfontein Youth in Action (photos)
15-11-12 Platfontein – Computer Training & Service Centre (photos)
15-11-12 Platfontein – Students and supporters of Skills Training & Computer Centre (photos)
15-11-12 Platfontein – supporters of Skills Training & Computer Centre (photos)
15-11-12 Platfontein – Opening of the Platfontein Computer Centre (photos)
15-11-12 Platfontein – Graduation Ceremony – Dignitaries (photos)
15-11-12 Platfontein – Graduation Ceremony – students, speakers, media (photos)
The Platfontein Youth Empowerment was initiated 2012 by people from South Africa (Letlapa Mphahlele and others) and Switzerland.
Meanwhile more people from South Africa and from all over the world that have joined in for Platfontein with time and funding:
– October 2013: A team (South Africa, Switzerland, Germany) facilitated a 4-weeks workshop with computer and health skills
– September 2014: during a whole week of charity events (incl. a 2-h-run) thousands of Swiss donors
…collected funding for the Vocational Skills Empowerment Training of the young ones
14-09-20 2-h-Run Frauenfeld & Swiss Donors for Platfontein (photos)
– March – August 2015: Robin and Rommel Roberts of the Hilltop Empowerment Centre
…and their Team of coaches showed an outstanding engagement
…in making the training happen and providing the young ones with opportunities they would never have dreamed of.
…In return their achievements were beyond expectations!
– September – October 2015: Hilltop Empowerment Centre is supporting the young ones since they returned home to Platfontein.
…The Young Ones have built the new computer training, repair & service centre.
…The first Computer Training courses can start – some of the young ones will be trainers
…The leadership has helped prepare the ground for successful implementation of the learned skills.
– 12 November 2015: Graduation ceremony and opening of the new computer centre with local dignitaries and international guests
Whoever would like to contribute to further development is highly welcome!
Please connect with the project coordinator Rommel Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Hilltop Empowerment Centre?
Proposal & Concept for Platfontein, by Hilltop (6-month-skills-training)
Platfontein Project Proposal CONCEPT DOCUMENT (Platfontein community)
Platfontein Youth Empowerment (Background and history)
WANTED! Volunteers for facilitating Computer Training & Service Courses
Volunteers in South Africa – TEXT
Volunteer in South Africa – PHOTOS