Roché van Wyk

Since 1995, Roché van Wyk has been the Director of Learn to Earn (LtE). He took over what was known as the Baptist Training Project within the very unstable political and socio-economic climate of post-apartheid South Africa. Roché has a background in engineering, theology, urban issues & community development, and intercultural studies. He is married to Janet, has two sons, Stuart and Thomas, and thinks best with a fishing pole in hand.

In 2019 Learn to Earn celebrates 30 years of changing lives and creating opportunities!

Since inception in 1989, Learn to Earn has equipped more than 14 166 unemployed adults in market-relevant skills. With our motto of ‘a hand up – not a hand out,’ we seek to develop people, especially unemployed people, socially, economically, emotionally and spiritually. The vision is ‘to eradicate unemployment and other legacies of injustice in South Africa and Africa’. Through providing a programme that recognises human dignity and the human right to live a meaningful life, we aim to assist individuals to regain their self-respect. In recent years, we have maintained over 83% success rate of previously unemployed people becoming economically active or given access into further education. Of those economically active, over 20% have started their own businesses.

For information on their courses and initiatives, please see their website and Facebook page:


Website – www.learntoearn.org.za

Facebook – www.facebook.com/LearntoEarnSouthAfrica