Brains behind Her2Her connect

2015-08-06 06:01
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Nandisa Ngubelanga

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YOUNG Nandisa Ngubelanga is the project manager at PhumlaniM Foundation, a youth empowerment organisation on the South Coast.

“I decided to be part of the foundation because I felt I related to its objectives and the foundation’s slogan - ‘Home for The Positive Minded’,” said Nandisa.

The 20-year-old matriculated at Port Shepstone High in 2012 and is passionate about youth empowerment - particularly the development of young women.

Through her interaction with young people from various walks of life, Ngubelanga learnt that one’s mindset and attitude can be the difference between success or failure, based on the sermon that says “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”.

Ngubelanga participated in Teenager’s Against Drug Abuse (Tada) in high school and participated in sport, debating, sang in the choir and acted in theatrical productions.

Ngubelanga is third-year LLB student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College, and a member of Enactus UKZN, an international organisation centred on community enrichment through life-changing projects pioneered by students.

Ngubelanga is known by her peers for her powerful and inspirational slogan “grooming, growth and greatness”.

She believes that as a young person you must be persistent, and develop yourself to achieve greatness and inspire others.

Ngubelanga now runs a programme within the PhumlaniM Foundation called Her2Her Connect.

“Her2Her Connect is aimed at encouraging young girls and women to embrace their individuality, know their worth and celebrate themselves as unique brands,” she said.

Her2Her Connect provides a platform to connect with each other, by creating a conducive environment that enables women to unite on a deeper level on their journey to self-betterment.

“Ultimately, this initiative will restore a culture of grooming among young girls and women as opposed to criticising, which hinders the growth of an individual.”

Ngubelanga invites young women to join Her2Her Connect by emailing or Sinenhlanhla Khuzwayo at khuzwayots@

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