Careline boots up new empowerment project

March 5, 2019

HIGHWAY MAIL / 04 MARCH 2019 - 14.44 / LLOYD MACKENZIE
 

 

The computer laboratory at Careline Crisis and Trauma Centre aims to impart valuable computer skills to is beneficiaries.

 

Careline training centre co-ordinator, Alf Henery, chairman of the IQRAA Trust, Dr Mahmoud Youssef Baker and Ismail Paruk of Infostream Technologies were excited to unveil Careline Crisis and Care Centre's new computer lab.

 

 

Careline training centre co-ordinator, Alf Henery, chairman of the IQRAA Trust, Dr Mahmoud Youssef Baker and Ismail Paruk of Infostream Technologies were excited to unveil Careline Crisis and Care Centre's new computer lab.

 

 

 

CARELINE Crisis and Trauma Centre received a welcome boost with eight new computers and funding for operating expenses, worth R200 000, from IQRAA Trust.

 

For 24 years Careline has repaired broken lives and helped victims of trauma, addiction and unemployment reintegrate into society.

 

The Computer Laboratory is the latest stride taken towards skills development at the non-profit organisation.

 

The new lab offers a curriculum based on Alison Certificate or diploma courses where Careline has been appointed as an Alison Learning Centre where numerous other courses are also presented.

Further skills development training includes health and safety and a third skills development component that focuses on business and management.

 

The NPO started in 1995 by Joey du Plessis when she recognised a glaring need for a centre to assist those in crisis and in need of restoration from trauma resulting from abuse, domestic violence, suicide, addiction, poverty and unemployment.

 

“For Careline, restoration includes empowerment to live fruitful lives because it is clear that lack of skills and unemployment are common catalysts for social breakdown,” said Joey.

 

Careline has long helped its beneficiaries gain life skills and employment. One of these initiatives is the on-site printing shop.

 

Joey said the organisation has an increased focus on skills development through structured courses and also provides basic training to assist its residents to kick-start their own small business and provide them with guidance until success is achieved.

 

She thanked IQRAA Trust for the donation and Infostream Technology for installing and securing the computers.

 

IQRAA Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers financial assistance to humanitarian organisations and university students.

 

So far, IQRAA has supported more than 900 organisations and thousands of students across South Africa.

 

Although the new computer laboratory initiative is focussed on Careline residents, the public and companies are welcome to apply to be trained in these areas.

 

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LINK :  https://highwaymail.co.za/313209/careline-boots-up-new-empowerment-project/

 

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