The Venue



Donating to Learn to Earn

No contribution is too big or too small

Regardless of the size of a donation to Learn to Earn, all amounts received are put towards changing lives in the communities of Khayelitsha and Hermanus. This is done though our core operations – skills training, people development and job creation. Our administration costs are kept to a maximum of 15% and are subsidised by our income generating projects. On average it costs us R9000 to train one student.

In addition to individual donations we raise our own funds through fundraising events such as our annual fundraising dinner in July.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a LtE donor please contact Aleks Jablonska on +27 21 671 2230

Tax deductions:
If you are a South African citizen and you donate to Learn to Earn you will be eligible for tax rebate (maximum threshold of 10% of the taxable income applies). The Section 18A Tax Certificate can only be provided for invoiced financial or product donations ie equipment etc. Tax Certificates are processed in April/May each year for the financial year ending in March.

Learn to Earn's Banking Details
Bank: ABSA
Branch: 632005 (Main Road, Plumstead)
Account name: Learn to Earn
Account number: 450 151 424
Swift Code: ABSA ZAJJ

Life Skills

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Developing people's life skills is an integral aspect of Learn to Earn's mission to develop people wholistically. All students registered for any training at Learn to Earn will receive life skills training. All LtE courses include a Life Skills module as well as Old Mutual's 'On the Money' finance skills programme.

We offer training in life skills for other organisations and interested groups. Please contact Lloyd Williams on +27 21 361 5972 for further information.

Some of the modules covered in the course are:
Self Esteem
Goal Setting
Conflict Resolution
CV Writing and Job Preparation
Domestic Violence
Work Ethics

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Learn to Earn City of Cape Town Training Project


In June 2012 Learn to Earn entered into a partnership with the City of Cape Town's (CoCT) Economic and Human Development Department. From September 2012 till August 2015 LtE implemented a 3-Phase Skills Training Programme within 6 Sub-Councils across the peninsula.

Each phase of the programme was aimed at increasing the market related skills of unemployed residents that allowed them access to available employment opportunities in their local community and surrounding areas. The end goal of the programme was to:

  • create job readiness
  • increase the employability of participants
  • link programme graduates to potential employment and
  • cultivate an environment for successful entrepreneurship

The programme focus was in line with Learn to Earn's motto of providing a hand up through capacity building rather than a hand out.

The first phase was to develop each participant holistically through rebuilding dignity and self-esteem, laying the foundation for a greater level of participation and commitment to future opportunities. LtE did this by providing Life and Business Skills training before participants are selected for the second phase.
Phase two provided capacity building in a core economic focus area that contributed towards and enabled participants to become economically active.
The third phase focusd on a limited number of participants who demonstrated entrepreneurial ability and activity. Participants were mentored on a one-on-on basis and given an opportunity to access shared business services reflecting LtE's Enterprise Enabling Environment programme (E³ programme).

For further information please contact Lloyd Williams on +27 21 671 3320.




The Encounter

Understanding oneself
Building relationships
Changing society

"Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a child' Cicero

As humans we are created to be in relationship with one another. In South Africa, however, we are still feeling the effects of apartheid. A system which promoted the dehumanisation, degradation, a lack of respect and the segregation of many South Africans. This system affected relationships between all South Africans and has resulted in a situation where many ordinary people are still struggling to break down old habits and belief systems.

Learn to Earn has taken the valuable inter-cultural relational lessons learnt in the organisation since 1998 and the result is The Encounter course – a real and important tool for revolutionising relationships.

The Encounter is:

  • A programme designed for corporate teams to interact, grow and experience each other's differences and similarities.
  • A practical programme that helps to establish understanding, communication and difference through the interpretation of symbols, actions and speech.
  • A 'safe space' to identify and work through stereotypical beliefs/reactions we have towards others based on our racial and/or ethnic assumptions.
  • A celebration where we have come from and to look forward to where we must go.

The Encounter's mission is:
To increase understanding of ourselves, our respective cultures and their uniqueness – the ways we interact with one another. Consequently to develop a level of consideration that moves participants beyond the negatives of the past towards better relationships.

Areas covered include:

  • Interpersonal awakening: understanding your culture, my culture and the impact we have on each other
  • Conciliation
  • The Experience: walk in another person's shoes
  • Resolution

For further information please contact Learn to Earn Head Office on +27 21 671 2230

Industry Specific Partnerships

To accomplish our goal of the eradication of unemployment means that we need a wide and varied base of partnerships

We are grateful to the following organisations for joining us in achieving our mission and vision.

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Training courses:
Graphic Design
Stellenbosch Art Academy
Ruth Prowse School of Art
University of Stellenbosch

Cape Saw Mills
Chipboard City
Silverbirch Kitchens
Wood for Africa


Having regular and on-going financial support, no matter how large or small, enables us to effectively serve the communities of Khayelitsha and Hermanus in proactive and life changing ways.

We are grateful to all those who have made either monetary or in-kind donations.


Learn to Earn Vision and Mission