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Students With Disabilities Learn Skills At South African Culinary Academy
October 12, 2005

RUSTENBERG, SOUTH AFRICA--Wednesday's edition of BuaNews Online featured a story about a professional cooking academy that features seven students with disabilities.

Professional Chef Johannes Kaledi welcomed the students into the Tswello Pele Hospitality Academy three years ago under a short-term Department of Labor program designed to provide adults with work skills. After the government's three-month program ended, Kaledi decided to keep the students on as part-time employees.

The academy caters to tourists who come to visit the Pilanesberg National Park.

Kaledi said the does not tell his staff anything special about working with the trainees because he believes that "one ought to live who they are, be passionate about that, and some people will pick the motivation from there".

"Local chef teaches disabled to cook for tourists" (Bua News)


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