The Tanganda Training Centre is located at New Year’s Gift Estate in Chipinge. In 1995, an important decision was made to convert the place, which previously was a house used by some of the company’s senior management, into a training facility. This was in order to realise Tanganda Tea
Company’s firm belief that people are key to its success. It now consists of a conference room, five neat grass-thatched rondavels, and five rooms in the “main house” and can accommodate twenty two people at any one time.
It provides accommodation, conference facilities and food to Tanganda employees attending in- house courses and those on company business from the Estates, Mutare, Bulawayo and Harare. The lush green vegetation and tranquil atmosphere provides an ideal setting for training workshops and the business visitor.
The facility is also available to non-Tanganda individuals and organisations, thus enabling it to raise revenue to meet its running costs. In fact, it has become the preferred accommodation and conference provider in Chipinge District, especially for NGOs and government departments. A staff complement of nine, consisting of the Training and Development Manager, Supervisor, Housekeeper, two cooks and four gardeners is responsible for providing exceptional service to guests and maintaining the facility.