During the last week of November, twenty-four young people from around the country gathered at Seula Zimbili on the banks of the Tugela River in Zululand to take part in the Citrus Academy's Ready-Steady-Work programme.
The programme consists of a workshop held over four days and was facilitated by Carien Taute of Buzz Communications, who is an expert in workplace mentoring and coaching. Ready-Steady-Workers not only benefited to a well-organised and facilitated programme of talks and learning activities, but were also given the opportunity to face their fears with adventure activities such as abseiling, zip-lining and obstacle courses.
The highlight of the week was the potjiekos competition and gala dinner which was organised entirely by the students, and attended by special guests Michelle Kruger, global brand director of ClemenGold, and Jacomien de Klerk, general manager of the Citrus Academy. A great time was had by all, friendships were formed, bonds were created and reaffirmed, and it was clear that confidence and abilities were developed throughout the week.
We would like to say a special word of thanks to ClemenGold and Du Roi for their generous sponsorship of the 2014 Ready-Steady-Work programme.