Venjakob - Skills Development - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Nina Venjakob

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


We teach skills to people who have none and cannot find a job. The main aim is to teach them a skill that will enable them to earn a living working from home, being there for their family and building a future.


Skills Development

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


To whom it may concern:

Out of the Box provides skills, hope and opportunity to disadvantaged, unskilled and uneducated South Africans enabling them to find sustainable income generating opportunities. We do not only skill people, we assist after their training to help them set up their own small business or teaching facility.

• Bead, tin and wire work
• Beading
• Candle making,
• Catering
• Computer Literacy
• Computer Repair
• Electrical Repair
• Embroidery
• Gardening
• Jewellery making
• Knitting
• Lampshade making
• Quilting
• Screen-printing
• Sewing
• Shoe making
• Soap making
• Woodwork
Raising funds right now to start:
• Ceramics
• Glass Sandblasting

Business and life skills are woven into each and every course.

An ongoing and urgent program, entailing and incorporating a showroom, marketing and exporting of products produced by the people skilled at the centre. Exhibitions, Fund Raising Events, a Farmers Market, a Bakery, delivery of fresh products to Industrial Areas, production of Corporate Gifts, trophies, awards and incorporating the repair and restorations of items from antiques, jewellery, clothing, etc. Small businesses will be started and run through the centre creating permanent jobs for the community etc.

Nina Venjakob returned to South Africa from Venezuela and the Caribbean in 1987 with a burning desire to make a difference in the economically suppressed environment that she found. Nina discovered an extensive home industry within South Africa that had no business or distribution skills. Through her initiative various sales channels were identified and developed. Through the funding and development of skills the need for a formalised structure was identified and Out of the Box was established. Out of the Box works with 112 Squatter Camps and 15 Townships at present. They teach skills to people who have given up hope and help them to run a small business from home

Work History

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Out of the Box

Qualifications & Certifications

Ladysmith Commercial High

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