The following are some examples of skills and training projects implemented successfully:
- In 2019 we were again contracted by DEA to deliver the same programme in the DEA Mass Training project, to 900 project participants in 37 local municipalities countrywide. The project has been successfully implemented and completed.
- In 2018, Delta Environmental Centre was contracted by DEA to implement the training programme “Environmental Education, Training and Development,” worth 86 credits in the DEA Mass Training Project. We successfully delivered the programme to 855 project participants countrywide in 45 local municipalities. The project was wrapped up with the Certification of all participants in June 2019.
- In 2017 the organisation was again awarded the YES project, this time in Gauteng (2018 – 2019), based in Ekurhuleni Metro (for 270 participants), where the core environmental issue identified by the Metro was waste management. The skills programme offered again was implemented in the context of developing functioning recycling centres at the work sites where learners were placed. The beginning of 2020 saw the successful wrap-up of this project. Delta took the opportunity to conduct a project evaluation with the assistance of an independent company in order to gain detailed insight into the impact of the project and improve the programme offered. The results of the evaluation were positive, showing significant change for the better in the lives of the learners, and also indicating areas for improvement, which have been incorporated into our reviews.
- In 2012 we participated in the Kudu Green Schools Project from SanParks, training teachers using the same model as the previous project. Seven schools we were involved with established waste minimisation initiatives on their premises.
- In 2012 we were awarded the Youth Environmental Services Project (YES) from DEA in North West Province (2013 – 2015) to train 300 youth on Environmental skills programmes. The implementation in Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District was guided by the primary need of the district to address issues of waste management within two of its local municipalities, namely Maquassi Hills and Tlokwe. The training focussed on community liaison and consultation, the establishment of a sustainable waste management initiative through projects and awareness, and the implementation of educational waste management programmes in schools. We received a Kudu Award for the successful implementation of the YES project.
- In 2010 we received funding from the National Lottery to assist schools in cleaning their environments. The project involved training teachers on the skills programme “Take Action to Address an Environmental Issue” where they were required to establish and maintain a recycling centre on the premises that would be serviced by local entrepreneurs. This project was a success in 7 of the 10 schools that participated.
- In 2006 the organisation was contracted by Buyisa eBag (a section 21 company established by the government) to develop curriculum-linked educational materials for an intermediate-phase waste management programme. We received funding to successfully implement the programme with schools between 2007 and 2010, training learners and teachers alike.