Abalimi runs several training courses that use participatory methodologies and have a very practical ‘hands on’ approach. As most trainees cannot afford to pay the full cost, bursaries are provided according to need. Following the course, trainees receive a certificate, which increasingly pave the way to job opportunities, for example as caretakers at schools.
Some of our courses we offer are:
- Organic vegetable gardening courses (these promote the deep trench system, a below-ground composting technique, enabling the soil to hold water and the gardener to plant crops immediately above).
- Courses for caretakers
- ILUD (integrated land use design) workshops
As part of the Integrated Land Use Design (ILUD) workshop process, teachers, parents and learners create a design for their school grounds. This design is done on a 3D-scale model of the school.
Our 3 day veg training course provides participants (many of whom are semiliterate or illiterate) with the basic knowledge and skills to begin their own vegetable gardens. The courses are followed up with additional on-site training and support.