ULENDO

During the latter half of 2014, a group of six senior students who call themselves ULENDO, studying Senior Management Development Programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, embarked on an impact analysis of the community bakery project in the township of Delft, sponsored by A Reaching Hand. After several visits, interviews and discussions with A Reaching Hand staff, bakers and community members, they determined that the bakery has the potential to grow into a self-sustaining venture, but that it will take dedication and hard work. In the course of their interaction with bakers, they also identified the need for first aid training, which they organised free of charge, as the bakers are constantly working with wood fired-rocket ovens and could suffer serious burns. They pledged to establish a lasting relationship with A Reaching Hand and to offer support whenever there is an opportunity to do so. A heartfelt thanks again to Brad, Wandipa, Grant T & Grant R, Bonga, and Thomas for your enthusiasm and very ethical approach in your interaction with us and our beneficiaries. As a thank you and to show our support, Karin Hoole and I attended the graduation presentation at the University of Stellenbosch.