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  •  Social Responsibility :―The investments go towards the training of previously disadvantaged individuals and empowering them to achieve meaningful employment. We have an objective to achieve a 95% meaningful employment past the program.
  •  Environmental Education :―Part of the deliverables of the learnership is to provide environmental education to a variety of school groupsl with the aim of developing passion and love for the environment.

ABOUT GREENER FUTURES ACADEMY

MISSION: To develop the next generation of passionate, qualified and competent environmental leaders, in order to ensure that the integrity of our natural biodiversity is protected for generations to come.

Managed by Dean Ferreira, Justin Miller and Linden Rhoda, Greener Futures Academy is a Non-Profit Organisation that uses all available funds to develop previously disadvantaged students. Greener Futures Academy was born as a direct result of two needs being identified and successfully tested at NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd:

  • To develop the next generation of greenies :― GFA seeks to add real value to the environmental sector, by developing future environmental leaders and arming them with the necessary experience, skills and competencies required of them to look after our natural environment ; By supporting the GFA, you can become a catalyst in the development of South Africa’s future Environmental leaders ; We will only focus on limited learners per year, to ensure we can have a quality impact as opposed to just numbers – the result is that we can target 95% job placement for our alumni.
  • To respond to the need that S.A. Businesses have to be B-BBEE compliant :― Non-compliance to B-BBEE is a Business Risk; Companies operating in South Africa have the objective to spend 3% or 6% of their Skills Development Levy; Based on the 2013 B-BBEE codes, a measured entity must achieve 40% of the targets set in the Skills Development element; GFA is an accredited learning institution specialising in learnership and internships focussed on the B-BBEE codes; GFA renders a specific training program in the green industry – but any organisation can benefit from it; Being an accredited training provider, we will ensure our clients are eligible for a tax rebates; If companies need to spend the money in any case – we can ensure that these funds are put to good use, and make a Real difference.

GREENER FUTURES ACADEMY

We want to enable you to make a difference. All of the beneficiaries of Greener Futures Academy are black Nature Conservationists or Environmentalists. They receive a targeted skills development programme (the learnership), supplemented with additional skills and courses to ensure that they leave as competent and employable leaders in the environmental and conservation sectors. Greener Futures Academy delivers accredited learning outcomes for selected learners.  The Greener Futures Academy delivers accredited learning outcomes for selected learners, whilst simultaneously assisting the sponsoring organisation to achieve the required Skills Development points for their B-BBEE Scorecard.

TRUSTED PARTNERS

We are partnered with Drie Kuilen Nature Reserve as well as NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd., who are industry leaders in Conservation, Environmental Management as well as Health & Safety..  

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THE TEAM

Founder & Director
Linden Rhoda
Email: linden@greenerfutures.co.za

Mobile: +27 76 114 9302

“I am passionate about the personal development of people and supporting them to make a positive difference to our environment and our society. I firmly believe that for mankind to survive, we need to leave a positive legacy for our…
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Co-founder
Dean Ferreira
“The next generation of greenies has always been my passion.  These conservators and environmentalists need continue what we have started and hopefully improve on what we are doing.  It has been a lifelong goal of mine to provide the guidance…
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Co-founder
Justin Miller
“It is my firm opinion that ‘Leader’s aren’t born, they are developed’.  Everyone has the potential to be a great leader, and as such it is my vision that Greener Futures Academy will provide the necessary foundation and constructive environment…
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