Ntombehlubi Matiwana volunteers to find her mojo

2017-01-18 06:02
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THE idea of volunteering should not be ignored by those looking for employment, as the best teacher is experience.

So said Singamadoda Project Manager Ntombehlubi Matiwana (23).

Armed with a Business Management Diploma from Damelin, Ntombehlubi was hoping to find employment in her field of study, but soon realised just how difficult it was to find a job.

“A friend of mine told me about DOXA, which is a Zwide township- based non-governmental organisation aimed at bringing back honour and dignity to men,” she said.

DOXA also has other programmes aimed at helping people to achieve their dreams in life.

One of DOXA’s programmes was Singamadoda Victim Empowerment, which assists victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse to build themselves up and continue living.

“We do mentorship for both boys and girls to guide them to their careers,” said Matiwana.

She said that young people come to their offices to find direction and purpose.

“We also create awareness about crime, domestic violence and sexual abuse, as well as bring prevention strategies through various ways including motivational talks by specialists,” said Matiwana.

Currently studying towards a B.Tech Management at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), the fourth child of Nosimo and Mahlubi Matiwana, Nomahlubi thanked her parents for their support.

“I’ll be registering for my Master’s degree in July this year,” said Ntombehlubi, adding that her forward movement in education came about as a result of a chance she took with DOXA as a volunteer with a stipend from the Department of Social Development.

“I have also volunteered for Grassroots Soccer Development among other NGOs,” said Ntombehlubi proudly.

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