Empowering agency launched

2015-07-30 06:00
Lulwazi Lwethu Initiative founder Lulu Nongogo with a bevy of hostesses during the launch in Gugulethu recently.

Lulwazi Lwethu Initiative founder Lulu Nongogo with a bevy of hostesses during the launch in Gugulethu recently.

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Talent scout specialist, mentor and motivational speaker Lulu Nongogo has launched the Lulwazi Lwethu Initiative in Gugulethu as a means to empower unemployed matriculants and graduates by preparing them for the corporate world.

A veteran of the corporate space, having spent years as a recruitment agent and a banking adviser, Nongogo aims to make a difference in their lives by getting them job opportunities.

Present at the launch were industry players like the SABC, and well-known figures such as Nonala Tose from the Department of Social Development, Emanuel Kganakga, Ntombi Fanti, Joseph Ngude, from UnitTrans, Namhla Manjezi, Tamara Jafta, Pudumo Tumelo, Luvuyo Rani, founder of Silulo Ulutho Technologies and Muzi Mandulo.

Matriculants and unemployed graduates and business aspirants came out in droves. Nongogo urged the youth to first visualize their dreams before looking to implement them. “Youth should take charge of their lives and stop blaming others for their predicament...you should take initiatives. I strongly believe you can make it.” She uttered those words to thunderous applause.

She said her organasation was there to change their lives and make a difference in the lives of matriculants and graduates. she also urged the youth to ooze confidence. “With out it believing in yourself and having confidence, you are most likely to achieve less of your dreams.”

Nongogo announced that Lulwazi has already placed about fifty five beneficiaries in jobs since its formation in January.

One of the beneficiaries was Olwethu, who is now based in Pretoria.

Speaking long distance, she announced that she had been pplaced as an intern at RBJ Marketing in Pretoria.

A Kimberly Fisher said she was also placed at Unitrans in Johannersburg, through the learnership program and Sibongiseni Breakfast was placed on a graduate program at Santam in Cape Town.

Sikelelwa Nqwili, a Human Resources graduate, said Lulwazi has empowered her, by letting her know that her future is in her hands, and that opportunities opened for those who know where and how to knock.

Muzi Mandulo said initiatives like this need to be supported because they bring hope and a window of opportunities in the lives of unemployed matriculants and graduates. “We are very happy that the program was done in Gugulethu and hope that it is not the last, others will come again.

Mandula said he knew that Nongogo will make things possible.

Lulu Nongogo can be contacted at: 0608152215 or lulu@lulwazits.co.za

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