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Gift with Real Meaning

7th May 2004

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Gift with Real MeaningThis Christian Aid film shows the work of the Zenezele Training Centre in the heart of one of South Africa's poorest townships.

'Zenezele' means 'do it for yourself' and in an area of high unemployment, the Centre offers a range of courses from basic reading and writing to skills such as welding, carpentry, pottery and business studies.

The film will also show how the Centre trains over 800 people a year - that's more than 3,000 people since the organisation was set-up with help from Christian Aid in 1988.

After completing courses, many trainees form small co-operative businesses on the Centre's site until they are secure enough to leave and set-up businesses on their own selling pottery or offering services such as sewing and carpentry.

A teacher at the Centre explains on film why he wanted to work for Zenele, "I wanted to help unemployed people find jobs to better their lives. A lot of our trainees come from struggling backgrounds such as poverty and others want to improve their lives. We try to motivate people and show them how to make a decent living".

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Christian Aid
An agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland which works wherever the need is greatest, irrespective of religion.

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