Lulwazi aims to empower youth

2016-06-09 06:00
 Community activist Lulu Nongogo will host Youth events at local high schools this month.

Community activist Lulu Nongogo will host Youth events at local high schools this month.

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Lulu Nongogo of Lulwazi Lwethu School activation hosted the first of many Youth Month programmes at Langa High School last Wednesday.

This month celebrates the 40th anniversary of what became internationally known as Soweto Day, June 16, when students from this sprawling township took to the streets to protest against the imposition of Afrikkaans in black schools.

Langa High School was very much involved in the 1976 Uprising hence it was important for the organization to kick the celebrations there.

In this month of June, Lulwazi Lwethu aims to empower and motivate youth in preparation for the crucial June exams. On this day topics covered at the event ranged from career awareness programs; Bursary opportunities; Substance abuse and Teenage pregnancies.

During the programme, success stories were shared by two beneficiaries who had received a bursary from Luvuyo Rani of Silulo Ulutho Technologies.

The two, Lwethu Mapukatha and Boniswa Nongogo had won the bursaries during the launch of Lulwazi Lwethu at the Gugulethu Sports Complex last year.

Lulwazi Lwethu believes and lives by the notion that “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

The organization was only launched a year ago and is still going strong with only one goal in mind, empowerment.

Langa High school learners said they had a great time from the visit and gained a lot of knowledge that will assist them with great decision making in the future.

Celebrations will see Lulwazi Lwethu embarking on more visits to Gugulethu Comprehensive; ID Mkhize and Eisleeben High School in the month of June.

Also present at the event were Deputy Minister of Human Settlements, Zoe Kota; Litha Jolobe and the Youth Director Themba Nobathana.

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