Philanthropy: ACE Skills Training
1. ACE skills development and training programmes
THE ANGELUS COMPONENTAL EDUCATION (ACE) PROGRAM, WILL OFFER THE BEST POSSIBLE SUPPORT FOR IT’S’ GRADUATES NATIONALLY. STUDENTS CAN ALSO EARN EXTRA INCOME FOR WORK PERFORMED OUTSIDE THE NQF HOURS, REQUIRED BY THE CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS.
STRUCTURES ARE SET UP IN SUCH A WAY, AS TO ALLOW SHARE - TRUST OPTIONS, WITH RESPECT TO SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES AND ASPECTS WITHIN THE BROADER FRAMEWORK OF THE DE ANGELUS ESTATES, THUS FURTHERING THE EMPOWERMENT OF INDIVIDUALS, BASED UPON MERIT AND PERSONAL PERFORMANCE.
2. Programs Envisaged:
Animal Generic framework
Cattle (subject specific): Observe and Handle; Harvesting & Recognition; Anatomy & Health; Feeding i.e. grazing planning and pellet production
Alpaca Llama (subject specific): As above, Merino generic program
Generic programs are being adjusted to be subject-specific:
Pecans (subject specific): History & Cultivation; Cultivation methods & Climatology; Varietals & Uses; Cultivation requirements; Health, Pests & Diseases; Economy and Production; Harvesting & Marketing
Olives (subject specific): Follow same training sequence as Pecans
Vegetables and oil-rich herbal plants (subject specific)
These will be cultivated and the De Angelus estate plans to host a nursery unit. It will initially be run as an employee-training unit until such time as these modalities are fully functional before it could be considered to offer these skills to individuals by application.
Tourism & Hospitality
With the creation of the LUGAR DE ANGELUS spiritual wellness retreat, the project aims to offer training in various aspects of tourism and hospitality practices, in collaboration with the HOSPITALITY SERVICES INDUSTRY, administration group to most well established groups in Southern Africa.
Various individuals possessing raw talent have been identified in the area. Those include woodwork sculpting, beading and photography. The envisaged community development program, aims to provide a local Emporium, where further training will be provided, and participants will be able to show and market their talent. The same training and marketing facility will be used to train and sell produce from the envisaged Alpaca Lama Production unit. Further training will thus be provided in sewing, weaving, painting, beading and photography.
Locals familiar with the area will be trained as hiking route guides. They will be able to identify plant species; their cultural uses (if any), as well as be taught first aid principles. Duration of the various units will vary. NQF requirements are a minimum of 50 training hours per unit. However, it will depend on the comprehension level required.
The De Angelus Estates project would rather spend more time and method on the instruction of students, providing them with a solid foundation and sense of self-worth, ensuring confident future entrepreneurs. Many organizations have requested to be kept in the know, as national and international interest in the projects grows.
3. Sustainable Estate Management
Because this estate is planned to sustainable and unique, it presents a lot of new skills that need to be taught to the workers.
These skills will be split into NQF 0 and NQF 1 levels.
4. The NQF 0 skills have no science element and include
Recycling Management: Identify recyclable goods; Safe separation; Proper disposal
Parks & Garden Management: Identify natural vegetation and encourage growth; Composting Alien Vegetation Removal & Rehabilitation Management: Identification of alien plants; Effective removal and disposal thereof; Prevention of re-infestation
Storm Water Management: Harvesting; Storage; Run-off; Storm situations
Fire Management: Fire fighting; Fire prevention; Fire-break burning; Emergency response
Road Management: Maintenance; Identify road capabilities and limitations; Positioning; Construction
Erosion Control Management: Prevention of erosion; Remediation of eroded areas
5. The NQF 1 level skill has an element of science and includes
Sewage Treatment Plant Management: Be able to test chemical stability; Cleaning of sewage from systems; Repairs and maintenance of systems; Seeding
Electricity Management: Understand electrical distribution; General maintenance; Repairs; Fault finding
Bio-gas Management: Checking pressures; Calculating production rate; Calculating consumption rate; balancing supply vs. demand; General system maintenance and repairs.
The national development plan will include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. To offer the De Angelus Estates project courses to all students throughout South Africa.
2. Interact with other similar service providers so that learners on learner ships can be exchanged and thereby gain additional and wider experience, and
3. Offer a hospitality and tourism student exchange program.
Upliftment of the local community, will include, but not be limited to, the following:
1. Training in health care to educate the community about AIDS, TB, diet, hygiene, etc.
2. Arts and crafts training. Emphasis will be placed on the re-use and or recycling of waste items such as tins, plastic bags, waste paper, etc. and thereby creating marketable articles that will enable those individuals to become self sufficient.
3. Basic business principles training will be offered to the local community,
4. Hospitality and tourism principles and appropriate knowledge and skills will also be transferred to the local community.
5. Selected individuals will also be taught unique skills such as spinning and the manufacturing of garments from llama wool.
6. Local community will get involvement with certain processes related to the manufacturing of essential and pharmaceutical oils.
The De Angelus Estates training, development and upliftment projects will be developed by education, training and development practitioners (SAQA registered). Their commitment, as an internationally qualified educational training and development practitioners will include:
1. Adhering to national and international standards and principles as far as all training and development is concerned related to the De Angelus Estate development and upliftment project.
2. Recruiting of potential students.
3. Assessment of potential students.
4. Conducting recognition of prior learning on potential students.
5. Entering into contracts for learner ships between the practitioner, the potential employer and the learner in order to formally monitor progress.
6. Facilitating learning where time allows.
7. Appointing nationally qualified facilitators where and when necessary.
8. Assessing facilitators and ensuring that assessments are fair and meet the required standards.
9. Moderating where required.
10. Designing facilitator and learner guides according to NQF Standards and SAQA Principles.
11. Designing student assessments according to national unit standard outcomes.
12. Designing learning tools and job aids.
13. Designing assessment tools.
14. Overseeing the overall training and development processes.
15. Counseling learners and community members where necessary.
16. Interacting with the community and recruiting individuals for the different projects as mentioned in this document.
17. Mentoring and guiding community members involved with projects.
18. Coordinating training offered to external learners from all over the country.
19. Compiling progress reports as far as the practitioners’ functions are concerned as well as project progress.