‘Hope’ organisation works for community

2015-12-16 06:00

SOURCE of Hope is a non-profit organisation in Ward 34 and encourages and oversees youth participation in youth development.

Lindokuhle Mboto and Nomkhosi Shezi founded the organisation on 12 January, 2010.

A press release stated that the organisation’s vision is to provide support and training to unleash the full potential and energy of young people and help them realise their dreams in the context of integrated, holistic and sustainable youth development programmes.

The organisation runs various youth desks:

>> life skills in schools;

>> emotional and moral support desk; and

>> art desk.

These are aimed to keep the youth off the streets and ensure they realise their full potential.

Chairperson Njabulo Togane said a relationship with the organisation grows every day as they are supported by the Eastwood Library, Pacsa, Rise and Shine, Ward 34 councillor’s office, Rev Life Centre, Office of the Premier (KZN) and churches around Ward 34.

“We have approached churches and they are humbled and glad that the youth group have organised this. We have their support,” Togane explained.

There are many upcoming events organised by the organisation - the Premier’s anti-rape campaign after partnering with the Office of the Premier to deal with the issues of rape.

SAPS statistics state that in the province and the country grandmothers, young women and children have become victims of rape.

“With this campaign we march to urge people to speak out and get help because they are traumatised after this [rape] horrific ordeal.

“Men are encouraged to take responsibility and protect women instead of harming them,” said the release.

An exam prayer was held for the youth of northern areas of Pietermaritzburg, which included primary schools pupils, tertiary students and the community.

The organisation felt that young people and pupils need divine intervention as they were about to write various exams.

Another issue is that of teenage pregnancy.

KwaZulu-Natal has the highest number of pregnant teenage pupils - more than 26 000.

The organisastion will stage a march which will culminate in a dialogue about teenage pregnancy.

This campaign will not only target the youth, it will also include parents and the community who are expected to build relationships that will help solve the problem that has taken over the youth,” said the organisation.

For more information, contact Njabulo Togane­ on 073 910 6144 or Lindokuhle Mboto on 072 057 3306.
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