FROM INTERN TO PART OF OUR DREAMTEAM
.......”Charles Tshwane!”. I feel my eyes getting slightly tearful as his name is called out and he steps up to shake Raymond Ackerman’s hand and receive his certificate.
Charles Tshwane has been an intern with DreamWorker since February this year. Tonight he is graduating, one of just 24 students who completed the micro MBA programme offered by the Raymond Ackerman Academy. The fact that this young man has managed to complete this entrepreneurship programme is testimony to his endless courage.
Charles passed his matric exams in Limpopo ... at the age of 16! From then on it was uphill all the way. He wanted to study further but had to find work instead, as his family was unable to support him. ...READ MORE...
TUMBLING INTO A NEW JOB
When Michelle Hendricks desperately needed another assistant to cope with the demands of her growing home laundry business, PineWash, she turned to DreamWorker.
Anthea had been unemployed for over 2 years, before she registered with DreamWorker. “I was working in an aluminium factory, but then I lost my job. I really tried to find work, but there was nothing out there for me.”
Anthea came to register with DreamWorker in Athlone and was one of the lucky ones – that same week Michelle requested somebody with a vibrant personality, who could interact with customers, as well as handle the washing and ironing.
“At PineWash I have a philosophy” says Michelle. “I treat other peoples’ washing the way I treat my own. With care! If someone likes their seams ironed on the outside leg, we do that. If another likes it down the centre, we do that." ...READ MORE...