Young people who started off with the exploration of a new way of doing Vocational Training in Agriculture in South Africa, visited the two small settlements in the Western Province – Haarlem and Zoar.
The main purpose was to extend learning experiences of the entire value chain in Agriculture by connecting young people with the local produce merchants in their own villages .
Said to have been influenced by the Berlin Mission Society since the mid-1800s (Haarlem), the village has recently been in the news
because South Africa’s most devastating drought in modern times.
The clear challenge ahead, as identified by Learning Academy Worldwide’s rationale, is to raise up young people as part of a collaborative together with their families, business, academia, national and international partners in Agriculture and modern farming to strengthen leadership capacity. Visiting Haarlem and Zoar, particularly because these are Tania Phillips’ and Suwaida Jafta’s homes – two of the young people who attended the AgriCamp in October 2019, strengthened the ambition to find solutions by beginning to understand ones own community.