In-service training moving forward through effective M&E

We are working hard to streamline the student in-service training programme in order to build on it in the future and get more qualified individuals out into the agricultural workspace. An important step in this process has been the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation system to ensure that all parties involved obtain the full measure of benefit from the programme. Instrumental in this regard has been the involvement of Mr. Hank Pike, a retired headmaster from Durban with over forty years’ service to education in the province. He volunteered his wealth of experience in guiding the design and implementation of this system which involves meetings with host farmers and students every two to three months. 

We are exceptionally grateful to Pannar for the provision of funding that has made this programme a reality and to the supporting farmers associations (Highflats-Ixopo, Ingwe, Swartberg and Mount Currie) for their ongoing support. 

Asanda Jele (L) and Njabulo Makhatini (R) on the Stapylton-Smiths dairy farm near Donnybrook where they are doing their in-service training

Asanda Jele (L) and Njabulo Makhatini (R) on the Stapylton-Smiths dairy farm near Donnybrook where they are doing their in-service training

Dylan Weyer