The Khayamandi Foundation knows that everyone does not have the same personality, dreams, skills or drive. University is not for everybody. Therefore, we have partnered with “Hands and Heart”, a one-year skills training program run by Hope HQ in Knysna. Approximately 20 to 30 young men per year learn basic skills training in carpentry, welding, and electrical work. In addition, math education, resume writing and ways to present yourself professionally are taught. Learning these skills gives the students an advantage, making their employment opportunities much greater. Khayamandi also sponsors full-time instructors and other staff members.
Leaders That Grow Tomorrow’s Leaders
In January of 2018, a team traveled to Africa to build a new dormitory at the Youth for Christ facility. This construction project was rewarding and motivating as the team worked with the actual students of the 2018 Hands and Heart program.
The dormitory has since been used many times to house volunteers from Europe and the United States.