A team of 15 Belgian students from Artevelde University College Ghent and 4 students from Stellenbosch University, visited Plettenberg Bay from 4 September to 13 September 2018. They were doing research for a three-year international program, entitled ‘Centre of Excellence – Aim for Die Sterreweg’. The focus of the program is to help our day care centre for children with special needs, Die Sterreweg, in New Horizons, become a centre of excellence and an internationally recognized reference for care of children with special needs throughout South Africa.
One of the keys to the success of the project is to involve community, and instil intent to ultimately create ‘A Town of Excellence’. Thus one of the assignments of the team was to look for potential partners in the project and mapping of all key players in the surrounding area of ‘Die Sterreweg’. The students ear marked various schools, businesses, churches and social forums that they were interested in meeting with to conduct interviews with them.
Thank you so much to the Plettenberg Bay community who opened their arms and embraced these wonderful students by setting aside some valuable time to answer their questions and assist with their research.
We wish them all well and a safe journey back home.
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