Embocraft Skills Training
Embocraft conducts skills training to develop unique craft products as an income generation project for community members throughout Kwa-Zulu Natal. These products are marketed through the center, visitors are welcome. Your support can ensure their sustainability.
Our shop is situated at 237 Old Main Road, Botha’s Hill, and is open Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm and on Friday 8am to 3:30pm. Entrance to the parking area is off Kearsney Road
Embocraft is currently in the process of applying for accreditation with the relevant SETA’s. At present it is funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.Through mentoring programs and with the introduction of relevant business training Embocraft is assisting groups in the formation of business structures and developing potential entrepreneurs with the aim of achieving sustainable income generation projects. Embocraft has a constant stream of requests from communities in need of skills training that requires a constant stream of donor funding.
The population of 25 000 is exclusively black and Zulu-speaking, with an average household size of 5, and 88% considered poor. Although located within the borders of the metro with democratically elected ward councilors, the area is also subject to traditional, authoritarian leadership of the amaKhosi (chiefs) and Indunas (headmen). Tension often exists between these two power structures. HIV/AIDS is endemic in the area with locals currently quoting a prevalence rate of 67%.
This gentleman was one of our very first welding students and has used his skill to generate an income ever since.
He recently manufactured a food cart out of scrap metal and old bicycle tyres and is now going to sell Ämagwenya”and other food stuff to the community at school events and building sites.
He is a well known member of the Embo community and works with his own charitable organisation Suzies crew, who build houses for the unemployed and poorest of the community.
Facilitator was good and give all the best skill, i like they were teaching in class; i do not like end of course no computer support, thanks for give opportunity, i never use before computer but now i know; what is a computer, god b
Siyabonga ibimnandi icourse, and I appreciate the way you take your time explaining
and repeating for all of us to understand each and every step of the course .
you have been avery good teacher to us,
I liked the tea breaks a lot thank you,
in fact I did like everything and I would like to take more of the courses at Embocraft
All has been well, no dislikes at all.
Firstly ngithanda ukubonga ngokusinika iskhathi esanele kanye nesneke.
Engithanda ukusho kuqale kwabanzima cz okuningi bengingakwazi nge
Engikuthandile ngithande ukuzwana kwethu kanye noku bambisana kwethu
ngoba besisebenza as a team.
I would like to thank eBLACK BUSINESS CENTRE and Embocratf staff, especially the computer facilitater for their stream energy and all the good work that he has done ,to culcates us through this course .
The course itself is of the higher standard ,as well as the hole team that was sorrounding us with a freindly manner
Without the dought I,m extremly happey with everything that we have learned
I allso like to see this kind of training happened quaite often even if its longer than this duration,so that the learners will be more skillfull with all the terms and texts.
Well done and keep up a good worke