Foundation takes on Ezinqoleni

2016-12-22 06:01
PHOTO: Supplied PhumlaniM Foundation members at the Ezinqoleni launch inviting more youth to join them.

PHOTO: Supplied PhumlaniM Foundation members at the Ezinqoleni launch inviting more youth to join them.

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THE Ezinqoleni area has been known to have extreme poverty, a high unemployment rate and very low economic growth. All this has affected the youth the most.

Phumlani Mzobe of the PhumlaniM Foundation (PMF) said poverty has been recognized to be a root cause of many social ills in the area, including HIV and Aids.

He said when his foundation started working in the area, its aim was to implement programmes and projects aimed at leadership development, life skills, talent promotion and identification, grooming, career guidance, modelling, support and motivation. Mzobe said the main aim is to encourage the youth to involve themselves in entrepreneurial activities.

“Judging from this profile, the Ezinqoleni area fitted our criteria perfectly hence PMF has recently formally launched a structure there. We have around 25 young individuals between the ages of 15 and 25 who are our new members. These members are more focused in furthering their studies, career guidance support, promotions of their natural talents and skills, modelling and sharpening their entrepreneurial skills,” said Mzobe.

He said the foundation will be rolling out its programme at the beginning of 2017 to ensure that the dreams of these vulnerable young leaders are not tarnished but are realised.

Mzobe invited youth from Ezinqoleni who would like to participate in the programme to contact Amanda Dlamini on 081 4054624 or email

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