Community Outreach Program Trust (COPT ), a non-profit Christian Trade School has been launched this Spring providing young adults who have been involved at the Good News Centres opportunity to learn basic trade skills.
This practical instruction, open to both male and female students, will be combined
with spiritual lessons focused on the Kingdom of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
The four week course will equip students with technical skills tailored to the African market, with graduates receiving a Basic Trade Skills Certificate to confirm a level of competency for prospective employers.
The trade school facility is being set up in warehouse space in the Pinetown area of Durban and will be overseen by Brother Glen Wright. It is anticipated that this year’s graduates would number about twenty. To finance this venture, the COPT requested WCF support. The Foundation was pleased to provide matching funds to assist these young adults become more self sufficient.
An online video has been produced by the COPT and can be viewed at