NPO motivates, empowers youth

2016-09-20 06:00
Photo: supplied The junior 2015 Miss Qadi Nyuswa 2015 contestants.

Photo: supplied The junior 2015 Miss Qadi Nyuswa 2015 contestants.

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THE Ikhono Community Organisation is a youth NPO in the outer west region in KwaNyuswa near Botha’s Hill. The organisation was established in 2012 and it specialises in events, community upliftment projects, motivation sessions, talent development and other issues concerning the youth and the community.

The organisation has four members - Sibonelo Mbokazi, chairman, Mfanafuthi Dladla, vice-chairman, Miselakhe Mbokazi, treasurer and Nkosinathi Sithole, secretary.

Ikhono will be hosting a beauty pageant - Miss Qadi Nyuswa on Saturday 1 October at Don Mackenzie Sports Grounds.

“The aim of this event is to motivate and empower the youth, especially young women of KwaNyuswa, and that of the whole outer west region as well. As a youth organisation we took it upon ourselves to bring hope to young women and men and show them that if they believe in themselves they can become anything they want. They can also make their dreams come true if they are determined and dedicated,” said Mbokazi.

The organisation has been hosting the Miss Qadi Nyuswa beauty pageant and other community uplifting events for the five years, with the help of the Department of Arts and Culture, Virgin Active, Spar Botha’s Hill, I Bound, Richfield Institute of Training and Toyota, and other sponsors.
“This year we are planning on going bigger and better with the help of the Department of Arts and Culture and various other sponsors.

“We are not doing this for a sole purpose of entertainment, we are trying to give upcoming models, musicians and artists an opportunity to grow and prosper in their fields of expertise.”
He added, “We also aim to curb the rate of teenage pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse and loitering and taking part in things that will destroy their life.
“We are also motivating local clothing brands to come and showcase their clothing and businesses to come and showcase their businesses. However, they must give us prior notice so that we can give them a designated area to advertise.
“This could be a great opportunity for small businesses because there will be lot of attendees from various areas who may be interested in purchasing items from them,” said Mbokazi.

For more information contact Mbokazi on 076 173 5643.

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