Pieter Holloway is a native South African who has been living and teaching Mathematics and crafts in the McGregor High School for 12 years. He witnessed first hand the devastating effect the lack of opportunity in education and employment has had upon the lives of young people. He started a woodwork business and training centre on a very small scale but envisioned a local training centre with its own campus and facilities so that the young people would not have to leave the village for skills training. This would counter the demoralizing drift to the cities that alienates them from their family and community support structures, and will enable the setting up of home industries. And so the idea of Breede Centre was born.