The story behind ForwardFund Academy

ForwardFund Academy opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. Situated at the Solaris Office Park in Kommetjie Road, Sunny Acres, the Academy offers a SAQA-accredited National Certificate in Film and Television Production, as well as a National Certificate: New Venture Creation.

The National Film and Television Certificate aims to give previously disadvantaged students the opportunity to learn film and television skills and acquire the necessary knowledge to freelance and work within the film and television industry. The Academy granted 20 deserving South African students full bursaries, valued at R25 000 each, for this certificate for 2018.

Tina Thiart, ForwardFund trustee, envisages ForwardFund Academy playing a vital role in developing woman-owned small businesses. To this end, the National Certificate in New Venture Creation will focus on investing in the education of local, previously disadvantaged female entrepreneurs.

The ForwardFund Trust mobilised the resources to open the ForwardFund Academy in Kommetjie Road and is also currently developing a Computer Lab, where the young people can access the Internet to apply for work or to study online.

Skills development is a priority element on the B-BBEE scorecard, and most companies will benefit from an accredited training partner to provide skills development opportunities. ForwardFund Trust, in cooperation with HGG NPO Sustainability Solutions Pty Ltd, offers SETA-accredited courses for companies and communities. These courses are designed to meet the needs of specific businesses and communities. Various adjustments have also been made to these courses to meet the needs of disabled people.

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