Empowering the future leaders of communities

2018-06-05 06:01
Wendy Ngcobo is the project manager at WCA.PHOTO: phindile shozi

Wendy Ngcobo is the project manager at WCA.PHOTO: phindile shozi

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FOCUSING on empowering the youth for success is the mission of non-profit organisation World Changers Academy (WCA), through its value-based skills training programmes.

Its aim is to help raise emerging leaders to impact greatly on their communities.

Some of the projects the academy offers are life skills training, leadership training for emerging leaders and practical skills training.

Project manager of WCA, Wendy Ngcobo, said: “Our leadership programme is transformational in terms of attitude and behaviour, as the participants’ circumstances remain the same, so having something else to do when going back home will assist them to improve their lives.”

She said that in order for the organisation to achieve these goals it needs donations to help them provide the youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the skills to improve their lives.

“During school holidays we run camps where we teach children the skills that will help them better their lives and not wait to be always given things. The reason we need finance donations is because we provide them with food, blankets and other needed essentials to make their stay bearable at the centre,” said Ngcobo.

Ngcobo said that donations of goods that are no longer used by the donors but can be re-used and sold for income-generating projects such as their sewing club, would be welcome.

“If people have items that they no longer use but can be useful to someone else, they can donate them to our organisation because they will really help us as they can be used to generate an income for us.”

She said that sewing machines will help in creating income streams for their candidates.

“The sewing club will produce souvenirs for our candidates, alumni and partners, but obviously these will be sold as it is one of our projects to generate an income so as to fund our leadership skills programmes,” said Ngcobo.

Ngcobo said those who are willing to donate items can contact her at 086 188 8985.

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