“I knew my life was changing when I was accepted into Ikusasa.”

— Thembelihle Manda, Top Student, 2012

I am delighted to commend to you an innovative project, the Ikusasa School of Cooking. The benefits of young people being trained and taught to be accredited chefs are obvious. Cooking is an area where there are job opportunities and where the skills learned will always be of use in any number of ways. I endorse the project enthusiastically and hope that others will recognize its importance as a means of opening up opportunity and changing lives.”

tutu Desmond M Tutu Archbishop Emeritus