The Ground UP programme is an initiative of Learn to Earn to train and equip unemployed people in becoming entry level Baristas. The training is conducted in line with LtE’s approach to holistic human development, covering social, economic, emotional and spiritual development. With the result is a well-rounded Barista who can work in any coffee environment. Training includes coffee theory & practical, job shadowing at local coffee shops and Life Skills and Ground UP entrepreneurial activity is through Ground UP mobile units.
The Rotary Club of Tavistock has partnered with Wynberg to invest over R585 000 into equipment and training of entry level Baristas. Through the Rotary Foundations Global Grant process Rotary will be making a significant change to the future employment opportunities for many who train through Learn to Earn. Creating valuable investment into economic opportunities has a direct link to unemployment, crime, health and education to the families and communities who benefit from economic growth.