Mathilda Steynberg retires

THE TRUST’s pioneering Hospitality School trainer, Mathilda Steynberg, has retired after six years of loyal service. Mathilda was the first trainer at our Hospitality School in Colesberg, which is playing an increasingly important role in the Trust’s activities. Her professionalism and dedication were unwavering, and she maintained outstanding standards of training which have resulted in…

Hope in South Africa assists with FASD awareness

IN AUGUST, the HCET received a visit by Rotarians from Frederick, Maryland in the United States participating in the Hope in South Africa programme. They were accompanied by four members of Living Community in the United States, which assists people with learning barriers to become self-sufficient. Hope in South Africa arranged a meeting in Kimberley…

Hospitality School graduation

IN JULY, Hospitality School graduates received their City & Guilds and Steyn’s Culinary School certificates at a graduation ceremony held at the Plattelander Restaurant in Colesberg. The ceremony was attended by ten students accompanied by their parents, guardian parents, or two other family members. This was a very special occasion, and the graduates saved money…

FASD Awareness Day

On Saturday 13 September 2014, the HCET held a Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) awareness day at the HCET campus. All families in the community were invited to join. Fathers, mothers and children made ‘happy family’ posters, including family photos. The posters were laminated, and each family took its poster home.

Tribute to Nelson Madiba

The Hantam Community Education Trust mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela. He was and remains our inspiration. May his hopes for the education of South Africa’s children live on in our collective work. Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that a peasant’s daughter can become a doctor, that the…