A couple of weeks back, Sarah from THANDAFRIKA contacted me with an awesome idea … she has started a small project where she places previously disadvantaged people in local business’s where they can learn a variety of skills by working alongside skilled people. She feels that the Foodbarn Deli and Tapas is an ideal place for this and we happen to agree.
Fast forward to last Sunday and Mawethu November from Masiphumelele joined our bakery team at 3am :-).
Tim and his team are going to teach Mawethu to bake and Thandafrika are going to pay him during his ‘apprenticeship’ … what a great way to make a difference.
I got an email from Sarah today … “It was a happy day indeed seeing the transformation in Mawethu after just a few days, unbelievable and thanks so much again, it made my heart sing”.
Well, all I have to say is … no, no, no … THANK YOU Sarah for bringing this idea to us. I say this quite often but I’m going to say it again … there are many reasons why we love what we do … here is another one!
We look forward to keeping you up-to-date on Mawethu’s progress.