Training Overview

Training and development forms an integral part on developing an individual, community, town, country and a continent. FarmforAfrica training model will focus on the needs and not the wants of training and development. FarmforAfrica will always assess the needs to make sure that our training approach will add value to the individual, community, town, country and a continent. Although various training approaches and interventions will be initiated it can be categorized under two main headings:

  • FarmforAfrica accredited training
  • FarmforAfrica non accredited training

1. FarmforAfrica Accredited training and development.

1.1  FarmforAfrica accredited training will start at preschool level and will provide a learning path for a student to have later the opportunity to either do formal studies at universities and colledges or then to skill them in various diplomas and certificates available within the farming context.

1.2  Preschool students will have the opportunity to be trained from this level on a school curriculum focusing on farming as the foundation of the school.

1.3  New students will be assessed on previous qualifications and training levels and will be then facilitated into this accredited system.

1.4  Students from grade ten to twelve level will be exposed to Agriseta formal training on plant and animal production.

1.5  Adult learners will be trained on plant and animal production level one to three on an Agriseta accredited training intervention.

1.6  a High emphasis will be placed on language and ability to focus on excellence.

2. FarmforAfrica non accredited training and development. (Building confidence and character)

FarmforAfrica will provide education interventions that will observe and assist students to discover their needs and interest, rather than on a curriculum. This training will help students to develop their mind (mentally) and body (physically).This training will be an aid to life rather than a specific method of passing on academic objectives.

The approach will prepare students to succeed in a world where technology is changing the way we live at a very rigid pace, and general life skills are more valuable than mastery of an academic curriculum. Main focus areas will be ((Personal values and beliefs, attitude, motivation, business competencies, action (can you do) and mental (theoretical foundation) skills))

2.1 FarmforAfrica one year full time training intervention. – ‘Gap-Year’

Consist of:

  • Four months at the FarmforAfrica school of excellence.
  • Four two months practical sessions.at various sites in Africa
  • Continuous assessment on life skills.
  • FarmforAfrica certificate and character summary.
  • Placement into FarmforAfrica support system with various job opportunities.

2.2  FarmforAfrica short courses:

  • Hand skills.
  • Woodworking (Furniture making, restoration of furniture and carpentry)
  • Spray painting.
  • Basic electricity.
  • Welding
  • Building. (All assets in the building industry)
  • Food and Beverages
  • Business understanding.
  • Farming (Plant and animal production.
  • Accepted Behviour.
  • Work Place Safety.
  • Operate Machinery.
  • Maintenance on machinery.
  • Operate basic computer systems.
  • Product & Process.
  • Meat processing.

2.3  English in Africa. (Speaking, reading, comprehension and writing)

2.4  Basic Maths.

2.5  Study Methods.

For more information email Louis at Farm For Africa