Ground UP Barista Training – GG1754561

Global Grant

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.

Rotary Club of Wynberg President Rob Murphy, Rotary Club of Tavistock UK Past President Catherine Bailey, Director of Learn to Earn Roche van Wyk,, Rotary District Assistant Governor Paul Strohrer
Full gathering of Rotarians and Learn to Earn staff that has made the project possible; Left to Right; Assistant Governor Paul Strohrer; Wynberg’s Service Director Alan Jackson,Tavistock’s Past President Catherine Bailey, Past inner wheel Virginia Bailey, Wynberg President Rob Murphy, Zolani Mayile, Past Rotarian Peter Bailey, Wynberg Rotarians, Jackie James, Ruth Schonegevel, Justin Schonegevel and Director of Learn to Earn Roche van Wyk.
Rotary Club of Wynberg President Rob Murphy, Rotary Club of Tavistock UK Past President Catherine Bailey and Director of Learn to Earn Roche van Wyk
Zolani Mayile a Ground UP Academy graduate providing fresh brewed cup of coffee to all who attended the hand over
Rotary Club of Wynberg Past President and project coordinator Jackie James, Rotary Club of Tavistock UK Past President Catherine Bailey and Assistant Governor Paul Strohrer