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3 weeks ago
Wilson Mangwane

The Johannesburg Dream Center is a neutral space in which we may work together to change the lives of people who need help in Johannesburg through our various projects. They work together with the people who need help to uplift and bring them out of poverty. With international poverty day week, feeding the stomachs in need of nutrients. Johannesburg dream center is doing great job achieving that every different stomach gets fed and put a smile on their face. "The little you with warm heart and hands goes a long way and feeds,helps an entire nation". Cosmo city was an amazing event where johannesburg dream center was handing out groceries to families in cosmo city, you could see the smiles as volunteers go house to house registering and giving out groceries you could see the beauty of the heart showing itself when kids are handed foods and given entertainment. Its was a heartfelt event and touch as also touch so many. It takes a village to raise a child but a strong group to maintain and make the best out of the child. Do join us again on the 02 December for more lovely time @ Johannesburg dream center


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3 weeks ago
Wilson Mangwane

MyRun Fitness, established in 2016, is a Blue Label Telecoms owned company. They are a community focused fitness company that has been formed to target all audiences and to bring communities together, by hosting free weekly fitness Events that are accessible to everyone. The main purpose is to make a difference to communities through Myrun Events and to encourage and inspire people to be more active through all stages of their lives. MYrun have a passionate team who are driven to offer the best Events and a group of enthusiastic Volunteers who help us achieve this events which we create. The event are tech timed which this vibe and feel to them. Got this awesome tech which helps you track your fitness and allow to you to see how welk you are doing and what more do you wanna do. It doesnt only control your cholesterol but even gives you fitness tips and hiw to run well avoiding leg hiccups. The Campus in Bryanston was an amazing event and runner showed up in number to be part o this beautiful very motivating event.


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3 weeks ago
Gorden Selepe

Feed a hungry child is a feeding scheme initiative that was established by the Seventh Day Adventist youth of Mabopane this year around October. The main objective of the scheme is to help feed a hungry child in schools and obviously around the community. The scheme is funded by the church at the moment and they started operating it with the 1st event at the Sunvalley Primary School in Mabopane Sunvalley as it was the nearest. The objectives that they were hoping to achieve were giving back to the community in a way of helping to feed the unprivileged children in the community and to also help the society to give back in a way of effort and donations of food.


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1 month ago
Gorden Selepe

There is life in Art and there is Education in Art. The TUT Soshanguve Drama group held a closing function which an educational gathering. The function had one objective in mind which was to educate new students who will be part of the group next year the importance of Arts in their studies. Many young people in the country perceive art as entertainment but they forget the message in it. The event did not have many people but the number that was there got to learn a few things. There was also something special about the event , the drama group being the structure at TUT which educates and entertains through their work got an award for the most improved structure under the umbrella of the Directorate Of Extracurricular Development. The drama group has worked hard throughout the year and has really made a difference in many student's lives with their work and creativity. The end year function gave a few students an opportunity to volunteer in helping preparing for the next year and learn more about drama and the influence it has on young people. There's life in Art , Drama also Educates.


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1 month ago
Wilson Mangwane

Walk in my shoes documentary launch called - Born in prison raised in Soweto. The event was launched by The National Youth Development Agency. Which partnered with guest host who came all the way from SABC studio and a welcoming energetic MC from Soweto. What an amazing event it was such keen and vital young people who were involved and wanted to be more involved in initiatives like volunteering and many more. people came in numbers to witness testimonies and amazing motivational speeches from guests who were in invited. '' where you think it's the end ,it's not the end but the starting point a beautiful beginning''. it ended with social cohesion and photo shooting and fun events like drama and small ensemble songs last but not least the way forward of what to do next to inspire people not to sit and do nothing but to g out there and unlock their potential also do positive impact around their community and outside their respective community... ''If you don't start now, when will you start'' ''first steps are always a start or sign of courage


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1 month ago
Mpho Nyaka

There is nothing more meaningful and rewarding like giving off your time to help a good cause. A wonderful team of young people took to Jan Smuts street in Johannesburg on the 27th of October 2017 to help The National Counsel of and for Persons with Disabilities spread the word about their nappy run. This was done through handing out flyers at the busy roads to both pedestrians and motorists. As one of the volunteers I felt so great to be able to do something to help out those who can't help themselves, the feeling is priceless and I would do this all over again. It was great opportunity.


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2 months ago
Wilson Mangwane

Johannesburg Dream Center. We aim to be a place of reconciliation between different races, ethnicities and faiths. The Johannesburg Dream Center is a neutral space in which we may work together to change the lives of people who need help in Johannesburg through our various projects. We work together with the people who need help to uplift and bring them out of poverty. It's so amazing to see young people who this initiative up and running and keeping it alive. What an amazing day it was at the Grocery outreach in Cosmo City. Blessed are those who give, to give out is to give out a piece of your potential self. Your true part of ubuntu to those who need it. DREAM CENTRE is the way to go where all your dreams come true and we try to make them true. Your actions are your results.


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2 months ago
Wilson Mangwane

The Department of health has partnered with Rotary International club which launched the Rotary family health days inspired by Phila movement. A little background on the stats which affect us as a nation, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading causes of mortality globally, causing more deaths than all other causes combined, and they strike hardest at the world’s low and middle-income populations. The NCD epidemic can be prevented through reduction of the underlying risk factors, early detection and timely treatments. Non-communicable Diseases, include Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Chronic respiratory conditions, Cancer, Mental disorder, Oral diseases, Eye disease, Kidney disease and Musculoskeletal conditions, are largely preventable through attention to four major risk factors. These are Tobacco use; Physical inactivity; Unhealthy diets and Harmful use of Alcohol. Phila is an initiative by the National Department of Health, government departments and its partners. Phila’s objective is to move South Africans to act on their health status...  PHILA is an acronym for Public Health Innovation and Lifetime Achievement and also plays on the isiZulu word “phila” meaning life. Rotary is a movement which is international and there's certain platforms which they master at their own achievement as there's something that all Rotary club members have in common: We take action. As community volunteers, we reach out to neighbors in need. We build, support, and organize. We save lives. We work locally and globally. Around the world and around the corner, the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary get involved in their communities, connect with other professionals, share their time and experience with young people, support global causes such as eradicating polio, and use their skills to help others. Rotary International was founded in 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer, who wanted like minded businessmen to become more involved in their communities. Since its early beginnings, the organisation has spread to thousands of communities in hundreds of countries. Rotarians have been instrumental in numerous international projects and initiatives. One of the most successful initiatives has been the ongoing eradication of polio around the world. Many Rotary groups are involved with impoverished communities around the world in the provision of potable water supplies through the sinking of wells and boreholes. The Rotary Club of Johannesburg was chartered in 1921 and was the first Rotary Club on the African continent. We have been instrumental in many projects and community initiatives in and around Johannesburg. We have involved clubs in Europe and America in order to raise funds to build clinics, schools and generally uplift those communities who struggle with resources... The Rotary family health days which was happening in the whole of Gauteng in clinics government open spaces and centered around the districts/regions. It was a great initiative as it encouraged a person not knowing their status in every platform of their body so it encouraged a person to know how healthy he/she is how lively an individual is how active one is and also bringing the alert how often they check their health statuses in this journey of life, by visiting the clinic when they sick . Not when they sick but visit the clinic for the Sake of checking up their well-being in as the disease too arise to attack humanity. It was an amazing great initiative which gave an individual gut Not to fear to stay healthy or to keep themselves healthy People. Many people came in numbers even when it was rainy it shows how unified we want to keep ourselves healthy to live a better life and "Phila" for life. Phila, know your health status, #Phila #Phila4life #Rotaryfamilyhealthdays# Depofheàlth #Stayhealthy #Knowyourhealthstatus #Checkrandomly


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2 months ago
Gorden Selepe

#KnowYourHealth. The Rotary together with the department of Health hosted a three day health project aiming at giving the South African Citizens a platform for them to know their health. The project was happening in different places across the country. The importance of the project was to stay alert about your health, this project was meant to encourage people both young and old that being healthy is key and that a person should be healthy at all times, to encourage individuals to visit the clinic not only when they are sick but to also see how healthy they are.


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2 months ago
Duncan Luke

Join our event on th 13th October in Soweto, details here: https://goo.gl/My6j9A


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2 months ago
Refilwe Mokoena

I visit old age homes as well as homeless people to give them food and share the word of God. I am a Sunday school teacher and as I'm currently Mrs Pretoria -Tshwane finalist. I visit schools to motivate children. The little time I give to these people is very meaningful and rewarding.


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3 months ago
Gorden Selepe

My Heritage, Your Heritage , Our Heritage Heritage celebration is regarded as a time in the country were people from different cultures come together and celebrate the diversity of the nation. We embrace Ubuntu by coming together, donning our traditional attires and dancing to our traditional songs. Lesedi La Batho Hosted a Heritage celebration event at the Mabopane Center. The event was aimed at bringing community members together and educating the youth about the history and the meaning of our heritage. A Special Performance by The TUT Soshanguve Drama society was the highlight of the day, the performance enhanced more about the meaning of our heritage and how important it is to respect our Heritage. A Special thanks was given to the pillars of our nation the women who play a key role in making sure that the center is fully functioning everyday. Certificates of appreciation were also handed to the Organisations and the people who participated in the event.


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3 months ago
Sello Sonkosi

The color splash event was an eye opening event. It taught me that gathering money should sometimes be fun and educational. The event was hosted raise funds for the organization so that it can grow and not rely on their members to donate. Activities done on the day included paint and music fun was the order of the day. Even though the event didn't go as planned as some people who were invited didn't show up but still the event went ahead and some community members who attended were pleased and said the youth should focus more on doing such and not on alcohol and pregnancy issues.


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3 months ago
mpho mofokeng

Cleaner Nyaope campaign addict’s workshop was held at Sethokga Park to help victims of Nyaope. Cleaner Nyaope Campaign it’s a youth development project aimed at assisting the youth of Tembisa whom are affected by the scourge of Nyaope drugs. The campaign started mid 2016 at Sethokga Park in Tembisa. The Park which is now a haven for addicts and drugs dealers is problematic for the community, and our intervention with the support of social workers include referrals of addicts to rehabilitation centres, sports activities and provision of meals during activities days. The campaign is coordinated by Cleaner Nyaope, Tembisa EMM social development, Vuka Clever, Life 4 U Foundation, Morning star and other partners. We thank volunteers who came to support the initiative.


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3 months ago
Wilson Mangwane

"The more books you read, the taller the step ladder you create to climb to the top and catch your shining star". Thee amazing day of the 7th of September 2017. An event was created at a school called Masteliso Secondary School in Soweto. The read a book day event which inspires kids to see and know the importance of having and reading a book in their live's, how it impacts their intellectual skill's in everyday life. The purpose of this event was too celebrate the national READ A BOOK WEEK!! Getting people to get used to reading a book, it can be a novel or short story, as long it will benefit you at the end of a chapter. Throughout the event question were asked. A few fruitful questions where asked: What inspires you to read a book? Why is it important to read a book? What are the benefits of having a book and reading it? A sentence you can share to someone who doesn't know the value of a book? What value do you get from reading a book? The amazing responses were: You can improve your reading skills, you can benefit from it because it will teach you some powerful facts which you didn't know. The pictures inspire me to read depending on whether what I'm gonna read where I'll use it. Reading books gives the reader knowledge and excitement of some new knowledge. A sentence I could share to someone is "wow! That book is wonderful if you read it you'd wanna read more about it, don't you wanna try I'll assist where I can. A book is a sorcery that contains information that needs to be relieved to people by only reading  The article( *JAMES JOYCE*) and the way it is written..( *A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN*) Sentence to share: A portrait of artist as a young man is James Joyce's magnificent and how classic evocation of a catholic boyhood in Ireland, and the  struggle through sin and sanctity towards self-expression. It helps me to believe in myself and to make myself a first priority. (that's not being selfish but being humble). It increases the intellectuality of a mindset which makes you wiser and open to new learning adventures. I learned and benefited a lot from this event.


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3 months ago
Gorden Selepe

The TUT Arts Extravaganza organised by the Directorate of Extracurricular Development is an annual event which includes all types of performance art. It is an event which gives the students of TUT a platform to showcase their talent and it gives them the confidence to improve their craft. It's a great opportunity also for the young people who are not TUT students but would love to perform for TUT students. The event is not aimed at entertaining the Students only but it should add value to their lives that is why you find that there are performances which are there to educate the students on socio economic issues. This year's the event took place at the TUT soshanguve south campus featuring four TUT campuses, who came up with performances which were worth watching. As This event is an event aimed at adding value to the youth of South Africa everyone is allowed to come and watch or take part. The Event took Place from the 08th up until the 10th of September. It's a three day event. The main aim of this event is also to create harmony amongst the students and this is done through the team building sessions on the last day of the event.


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3 months ago
Mpho Nyaka

On the 15th of August 2017, Life 4 U Foundation hosted a widow’s care program to cherish the widows and grannies of Ivory Park and Tembisa. The purpose of the event was to donate food parcels to 30 widows who are the beneficiaries of our poverty relief program. Through the support of volunteers the event was a huge success, volunteers came and helped with packing food parcels and they also helped with cooking lunch for the widows. Our strive is to make sure that on the month of March, July, September and December we host events to provide food and clothing to the needy widows and orphans around Ivory Park and Tembisa. This event which we hosted on the month of August falls under the month of July, but due to inadequate resources we decided to push it to the month of August to source more food to benefit large number of beneficiaries. It was also unfortunate because most of our beneficiaries were left out and we only managed to provide food parcels to 30 widows. Our food parcels include 12.5 Kg Maize Meal, 10kg Rice, 2 Litre fish oil, 2 Kg Sugar, 1 Kg salt, Beans, Beef stock, teabags and concentrate Juice. Despite this challenge we hope and believe that our next event will accommodate more people to alleviate poverty in our communities. As young people dedicated to build and care for our communities, our aspirations comes from the Love of God and sacrifices made by our struggle heroes such as our late former states men Mr Nelson Mandela and other heroes who dedicated their entire lives to improve other people’s lives. We sincerely believe that our dream of poverty free communities will be accomplished through self-sacrifice and the support of those who believes in our dream. We hope that other young people will rise from their challenges and join the struggle of building a better South Africa for all who live in it. By Mpho Mofokeng


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3 months ago
Sello Sonkosi

My experience with CWP has been one of the most humbling experiences, the people are hardworking and dedicated to their work even if they earn less but, they don't compromise their work, they do it with love and passion for the community. I volunteer my time into the programme by helping in participating in their work schedules, they have four fundamentals in environmental, social, infrastructure and agriculture. The volunteers wash clothes and blankets for elders living alone, sweep the streets and also clean the community hall, it's not much but it makes a change in the community and people appreciate it .


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4 months ago
Sello Sonkosi

Inspired women Lead to a better society. What I have learnt on this day was that if women were inspired, supported and motivated daily we would be living in a better world. I am Sello Sonkosi from Poortjie. What women only need is support, support and lot of support, from our fellow primary school learners, teenagers, ladies at varsity, single mothers, career women, princesses, stay at home moms, grandmother's, prophetess, WOMEN from all walks of life. From way back a girl child is raised differently from a boy, women from my Poortjie interpreted a different story on that day. Our MC was telling different stories of very powerful and influential women of my community, women who made it from nothing but through support they made it. Speakers where clear that without women we will be living in a unusual world, dull if I may say so. There was this performance dramatic poetry by KTC women about abuse, what stood out about it is that they held burning candles and they talked about all forms of abuse women go through at some stage of their lives and gave possible solutions, once they were done with each solution they blow out one candle showing there's no life for that problem any longer when there is communication and implementation. Organizations like Jozi SME Hub, PCCM, Goldfields, Batho-Pele and SAPS came to support this initiative. The setup and community support was great from toddler children to pensioners, it was a successful voluntary day but mostly educational one. One thing I would like to stress is that my fellow brothers need to support such events and partake in them, it's heartbreaking seeing a community multi purpose full of women and children talking about what they go through without the perpetrators being there to hear what they need to learn to avoid so much bloodshed and hatred in our beloved land. Guys let's support our women, grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters and girlfriends or wives. I am Sello Sonkosi signing out and saying NO to women abuse.


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6 months ago
koketso perseverance

MY JOURNEY TO SUCCESS THROUGH VOLUNTEERING I am Koketso Marokhu, from Midrand and I would like to share with you the experience of being a young volunteer. Well I saw that there are less opportunities for an individual to reach success and I than chose a path of being one of those people who build communities to make a name for themselves and also uplift a community I grew up at. It may seem as dodgy but the aim is to help those who are less unfortunate because I believe that the person I help today can make a difference to me and other after 5 years or so. To summarise everything, I strongly know that volunteering is a great move an individual can take at this time of life I started to volunteer at Ikamva Youth, an organisation based in Midrand nearby where I stay and I have been tutoring my fellow bright learners (grade 9 – 12) even now I still do that during my spare time as I am full time student . My aim was to share the level of education I have with them, motivate them to do better than what I did in the past and also to help me as an individual to gain more confidence in engaging. I also volunteered to be part of my hands and heart in collaboration with NAMOLA (safety app to reduce crime) and I am still getting on my feet to promote and work for NAMOLA. With the mentioned organisations, I find volunteering very exciting, fun, nation building and I enjoy volunteering so much I would like to advice the youth that lets work on building communities and homes through volunteering and our careers will have a strong balance because through volunteering you get skills and acquire experience. Opportunities that are exciting are always worked for and they are not freebies and but they can be guided to you while you do well to others. Remember what you do to other today, they will do to your grandchild in the future. With those words I encourage volunteering. Instagram: P_KOKETSO Facebook: Koketso Perseverance Marokhu


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7 months ago
Gorden Selepe

I AM A CHAMP Volunteering is an investment not to you as a volunteer only but also to the person or organisation you are assisting.Volunteering strengths your community, it gives you profession exposure, promotes growth and self esteem,Its saves resources and it also brings people together. Change this to highlight the importance of volunteering- you gain skills etc Koketso Marokhu is a township raised champ who is currently studying Integrated Communication at the Tshwane University of Technology Soshanguve North Campus. He resides in Tembisa in a township where young people find it hard to get educated and become successful but that is not the case with Koketso. He saw an opportunity in volunteering and made use of it and is willing to get more volunteer opportunities. Koketso was introduced to My Hands and Heart volunteer program by one of the coordinators at Ikamvayouth then I started to show my interest but the exposure was not enough until I heard about My Hands and Heart from my fellow student, a student leader himself Lefa Gorden Selepe when he did a presentation in my class about My Hands and Heart and NAMOLA. Kokesto has been volunteering as a tutor with Ikamva Youth since 2016 and is always looking for opportunities to gain more skills hence he was excited to learn about the CO4ZA Champions program in particular the Namola activation opportunity. NAMOLA is a safety app that allows you to alert your nearest police officers when you need assistance and Koketso believes that the app came at the right time when South Africa is in need of help with crime. It will be useful to decrease the crime rate rate in the country and he also thinks that this is a win win situation between the Champion and the people being assisted with the app. Koketso believes that as a young person in South Africa for you to get to a certain destination, you have to invest your time, knowledge and efforts in the service of others. What you invest will be a benefit to someone and in turn you will acquire certain skills that will build your career prospects. In short volunteering is a step towards opportunities for young people who do not have much work experience to build better prospects for themselves.


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8 months ago
Mpho Nyaka

My overall experience with the IK has been great from the start even though I feel at some point there is a need for improvement in terms of schedule and management as whole. What I found interesting about IK is the fact that majority have a desire to offer assistance which real inspired me most. As i mention I find the schedule and monitoring systems ineffective considering there is no follow up of class time tables which result in confusion and frustration of finding many learners doing different subjects at the same time which I think for me is something that need to be rectify. Management side they sometimes display a behavior which I think it lacks professionalism, like in an instance where you are kept in waiting for transportation fee and refunds, and there is no ongoing communication of the org vision and mission regarding 2017 academic year which makes it difficult to offer advice at some instance. -Rifumu Rikhotso


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8 months ago
Gorden Lefa

Christian Women Entrepreneurs network Of Africa a non profit organisation with an objective ti=o create and educate women from different spheres of the continent with entrepreneurial skills and business skills. Women are exposed to the concept of business and the program gives them an opportunity to explore and grow their business confidence. The volunteer opportunity gives not just the chance to help out and volunteer but the chance ti equip relevant business skills. It educates more than it requires a volunteer to do most of the work. As a volunteer I learned a lot with regards to business and entrepreneurship. Empowerment and self motivations were one of the key things which I learned and I believe other volunteer and the women grasped on the day. This Program is a great example of what the great Julia Nyerere said "To educate a woman is to educate a nation


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8 months ago
Wilson Mangwane

Lonwabo Lwesizwe is a non-profit, voluntary organization committed to creating youth platforms for development through exposing them to appropriate skills/activities which can stair them away from unlawful conducts such as substance abuse, drugs and criminal activities; Promote a goal orientated youth through creating platforms in scarce sectors .The organization aims to be a united, non-racial,non-sexist; and furthermore, establish branches within the identified areas to better social services and social cohesion An organization is something tangible that if you don't take good care of it, it dies off right in your hands. But with strong constructive leadership empowerment an organization becomes bolder with all the sacrifices that you make to make it a organization. Keep on working hard even when people do not appreciate your efforts, don’t give up -keep on working hard. When a bird builds its nest, no one can tell of its mission all they see is its ups and downs. You only realize after some times that the bird was building its home . As lonwabo lwesizwe remains still and bold through obstacles sacrificing to make this organization work as they are non- profit organization but kept pushing, it managed to pull an amazing event very beautiful event blissfully it was fun with all the games, activities and photo booth moments taking pictures with the team individuals who were at the event and volunteers . A good leader has an honorable character that selflessly serves his/her organization. In your employees' eyes, your leadership is everything. Your activities affect the organization's objectives and their well-being. According to Brad Sugars, a respected leader concentrates on three key areas: Be - what he/she is (beliefs and values),Know - what he/she knows (job, tasks, human nature),Do - what he/she does (implement, motivate, and provide direction). Lonwabo lwesizwe created an event called #I AM A WOMEN which was held on the 25th of March 2017 @ Eldorado park. A day for each and every women to remember a day where they were cherishing each other a day where they were showing their inner strength to themselves and to the world the day the were showering each other with love, empowerment, and complimenting each other also sharing  depth personal stories to all the people who were engaging. The aim of the campaign was to  create an open social movement by restoring dignity of woman in our societies. Creating platforms for woman to express themselves regarding social issues they face in their everyday lives and deal with them in a collective way. There were great speakers, true women to look up too. Women who have speared through the obstacles there were facing in life their individual life's. Obstacles to break and destroy them but they didn't allow that as they realised early it was not worth living the way I did for the likes of being  materialist,the likes of being abused , sexual abuse/physical and emotional abuse. But they put their foot down and said no with this event they were inspiring young old women to take charge of their individual life as they are the true delicate flower in the earths surface. It was a heartfelt event so genuine. Even i when I got there their vibe of the atmosphere was already roaming around the event  Ubuntu(humanity) was there most what the new generation lacks as major population lack. The moment I talk on behalf of My Hands and Hearts.  It was like adding a nuclear bomb in a volcano and all went great more women truly did know My hands and hearts and now we have more women interested in giving back their time back to community ad that's the only gift you can offer back to your community. The truly did defined imbhokoto(Bold women) in this event and made too honourable women to come. "You are the change you want to see" all thanks to lonwabo lwesizwe team for making such a life changing event and sacrificing everything to make it work,no good deed goes to waste. Story by Wilson Mangwane ' your story our story. Our story the worlds story".


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8 months ago
Mpho Nyaka

Own your Freedom Freedom Month is observed in April throughout South Africa to celebrate the dawn of freedom and democracy and the achievements of all South Africans in moving away from hatred, divisions and a painful history to build a common future together. The month is celebrated under the theme “ Own it” The month of April derives its significance from 27 April 1994, when South Africa held its first democratic elections. The day, known as Freedom Day, is an occasion for the country to remember and celebrate struggle icons and honour those who continue to be committed to transformation and to building a better life for all of us. My Hands and Heart celebrates this day by ensuring that every young person has an opportunity where they can volunteer and help make this world a better place. It is all thanks to the freedom that was worked so hard for. We say to you young person, make this freedom yours in a positive way. #Ownit, because tomorrow is determined by the actions of those who are young today. Freedom Day represents peace, unity, and the restoration of human dignity of all South Africans. It is a reminder of the countless sacrifices made by our countrymen; and a chance to ensure that no one will ever take our hard won freedom for granted. South Africa has taken many strides away from its past of exclusion and discrimination on the basis of sex, colour and creed. The country has been steadily moving forward in a direction that reasserts our humanity. For this very reason, freedom should therefore never be taken for granted. #OwnIt. Check out all available volunteer opportunities her: https://www.myhandsandheart.org/opportunities - Mpho Nyaka


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8 months ago
Mpho Nyaka

It has often been said that the way women are treated within a society is a measure of that society overall state the greater Eldorado park needs to take a hard look at how women are treated withing the community , judging by the high incidences of domestic violence sexual abuse and rape. Lonwabi lwesizwe (loosely translated as ' joy of the nation') hosted their annual I am a women event at the Don Mateman civic center in extension seven on March 2017.,Established in 2014 the group is a non profit organization which focuses on youth development through exposure to skills and activities as a diversionary measure from illegal behaviors such as substance abuse and other criminal activities. Director Paris Makaringe Said we host the I am a women twice a year yo raise awareness about women issues affecting women. This years event at the Don't Mateman civic center has been biggest thus far and plans are in the pipeline to host another in Ennerdale tentatively scheduled for august 9. Guest speaker included Nicole Pedro(26) Morwesi Thaledi(34) Shakira Choonara(34) who through sharing their personal experience, had the audience in tears Pedro recounted a life of abuse by close family member And she engaged in destructive behavior to cope with metal scars. Thaledi a recently released offender ,described her involvement in a bank fraud and issued a warning to the young women about the dangers of being swayed by the life of easy money. Shakira Choonara is a motivational speaker And life couch who encouraged young women to strive towards achieving their goals and stay on cause towards a life of free substance abuse and its associated destructive behavior Diana Baloyi was the master of ceremonies and her energetic delivery provided much needed entertainment as she touched on issues affecting young women in our community. Graduates from the Hadassah center for women in De Deur their new found beauty therapy skills to the test as they pampered attendees with oil massages and make up.- Soweto Urban Eldorado


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9 months ago
Gorden Lefa

The Alexandra Thusong Youth Canter feeding scheme is a volunteer opportunity which gives young people the opportunity to make a different in the children who are victims of poverty at Alexandra Township. Seeing those kids filled with happiness and laughter on their faces was a great feeling for me, A helping hand can also make a difference in someones s life and my had made a difference when i was part of the feeding scheme team. Helping the disadvantaged kids changed my way of thinking about the current state of our society and the problems we face. I gained the spirit of UBUNTU in the sense that made me to be ready to be part of the helping hand team, meaning i am ready to make a differences in the country .


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9 months ago
Mpho Nyaka

#Wenzani? The Right is Yours, and so is the Responsibility! We cannot always build the future for the youth, but we can build our youth for the future. -Franklin D.Roosevelt Human Rights Month is commemorated in March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. Human Rights Day on 21 March falls within this period. The world keeps changing as more people gain access to information faster than ever. The possibilities are exciting, young people are able to create opportunities for themselves - with the youth able to lead this, with a natural understanding of how to be included and lead from the front. It is important for adults to recognize that young people are assuming more responsibility than ever before. They are doing this by improving schools, healthing the environment, promoting positive community development, challenging apathy and promoting civic action like no other generation. Now the question is as a young person Wenzani not only to make the best out of yourself but to make the world a better place for us all and the future generations? The solution of adult problems tomorrow depends in large measure upon the way our children grow up today. There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing that, when we save children, we save ourselves. -Margaret Mead This challenge is aimed at all young people in South Africa, you need to raise up and start creating your own opportunities, shape the world into what you view as a better future. It is time to stop singing an old tune, stop waiting for the older generations. And take ownership of your tomorrow. Young person stop saying Senzeni na? And start saying Senzani na? Because the future of your country depends on what you do today. #Wenazani Rise up young person, it's all up to you.


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10 months ago
Siyabulela Masango

Expanded Volunteer Programme at Eqinisweni Secondary School, re-painting the classrooms #NYDA NYSP


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11 months ago
Mpho Nyaka

SPCA Journey with Wandile Zungu, an Ambassador from My hands and heart. Through the years the SPCA has had many issues with volunteers and has tried to change the ways, we work with volunteers to simplify opportunities for volunteers. The first day Wandile Zungu came into the SPCA, she was willing to help where ever she was needed, she always find ways to better the SPCA and assist in getting more volunteers to assist the organisations. Before Wandile Zungu, came to the SPCA , the organisation was struggling with volunteers and finding ways to raise funds for the organization. With the help of our new volunteer Wandile Zungu we were able to create plans in building the SPCA and utilizing the skills & knowledge of the different volunteers that come and assist the SPCA. We are still building the SPCA and with Wandile Zungu help, we will be able to create a space were more volunteers will be able to grow their skills and knowledge the different areas of the SPCA.


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11 months ago
Mpho Nyaka

The Eqhinisweni secondary school hereby confirm that Mpho Mofokeng has been working very hard to educate our students about toilet hygiene and clean environment; she has been volunteering at our school since 2014 and the school greatly appreciate her time and skills in empowering the youth at Eqhinisweni secondary school. Before Mpho came to our school, the school was experiencing an immense challenge in maintaining clean toilets and today with my Hands and Heart volunteering program the school has entered a new phase were learners are now thoughtful in keeping and maintaining clean hygienic toilets. Mpho is a very hardworking, resourceful and humble young person; and the school would like to endorse her for any available opportunities that might assist her in pursuing and reaching her dreams. From Eqhinisweni Secondary School


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11 months ago
Mosa Bodibe

The Poortjie Business Hub Centre is always in need of fresh ideas and extra hands to help out. My hands and Heart ambassador Sello Sonkosi has been volunteering at the Centre. He has brought in change in terms of helping out in consulting with clients and writing up reports when it's needed. We have a strong relationship with him, because of him people are always asking how can they volunteer as it has always been with Sello Sonkosi he took initiative and always wanted to help. The youth of Poortjie is now open to the idea of volunteering, We now request Sello's help when hosting programmes and workshops as he'll request volunteers to come volunteer through My hands and Heart. Sello is focused and is just awesome to work with. From Mosa Bodibe Jozi SME Hub Navigator


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11 months ago
Wilson Mangwane

Volunteering at Teboho Trust. The first time I came across Teboho Trust online, I didn't think much of it. I was just registering to spend my boredom time as I was recommended by Harambee. I just graduated and so I thought to my self, I have got to be busy with something until I find employment. However I realized that in my volunteering time I was mostly going to deal with children which I love the most. That is when my love and passion arose and it was important for me to appreciate the time I am given by this organisation to volunteer. My first attendance at Madibane Comprehensive School, it was Saturday the 3rd of December 2016, I had planned with all my heart to attend since I had missed the previous Saturday appointment. So I told myself I am going there anyway and use my time worthy by helping at the organization. As I entered the the gate I met them in separate groups and I kindly greeted them all, wow they were so friendly and warm I could feel that it was exactly the place and kind of people I will enjoy spending time with. There was this particular little girl who volunteered to take me to the office as I didn't know it, she was adorable and all smiles telling me about how their day was already and all the activities they did,were doing that they would be doing on their Christmas party. I spent more or less five minutes with this little girl briefing me about everything I was curious to know and she stole my heart. As I arrived to the office I met Ms Lydia, who was busy washing the decoration cloth and so I greeted her and she was just like the children, warm and welcoming with a smile. She asked for my name and who was I volunteering with and I told her with my hands and heart, with a smile on her face. She also briefed me about everything I needed to know and for the coming Christmas party event on the 10th, we both shared a smile and little laughter as I departed home. It has always been my dream to give back to the community, to share my love with those in need and I am truly grateful to God for this period a spent at Teboho Trust as well as my hands and heart for this opportunity to grow my skills and learn more. Thank you Teboho Trust By Olwethu Matiti...


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1 year ago
Wilson Mangwane

A wise man once said. "Be the change you want to see in this world". Plus " Don't change yourself but the world around you". Those are true inspiring words. Tutoring with Teboho Trust- Tutor Teboho Trust aims To empower orphan, vulnerable and at-risk children / adolescents to reach their full potential in society for them to shape the next generation too. It was a great pleasure and outmost gratitude to have volunteers come to volunteer and give their time to share the knowledge they have to the children in the school. As Albert once said try not to become a man of success but try to become à man of value. I,volunteers". Helping the students with different fields of study which they lack or wanna gain more knowledge volunteers are there to assist spending 7hours of their time to be with students of Teboho trust. Enjoying teaching and advicing them in careers which they do. No matter how young or adolescent stage which they are its all about grooming them and giving them the potential guidance and mentorship which they truly do deserve... Through this opportunity it has helped, shaped and gave different perspective of how volunteers now think, what is it that they love and what's important in having the humanitarian spirit "Ubuntu" and how it should be applied around the society. Being an active citizenship through doing little which impact big time. Tebogo Trust 'young gifted & bright'. Below here are pictures on the 12th and 25th November.


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1 year ago
Wandile Zungu

THE VALUE OF BEING A CONTENT CREATOR Who would have thought that the of writing news, could be turned into a precious skill set, will Provoker News a news publication for the youth, provided I and a few other volunteers an opportunity to improve our knowledge and skills of the publication industry. Noxolo Mthethwa Founder of Provoker Holding and the publication Provoker News takes the time to teaching and training young passionate and skills young people to write news and have a clear understanding of news. Although I was more skilled in writing and knowledge of the publication was greater then the new volunteers who were part of the program, but with the mentoring of Noxolo Mthethwa I grew more then, I could ever imagine. Provoker News provided a platform for youth to express themselves, speak about issues that other publications don't focus on and give the youth a voice to engage and be open about the negative and positive things. This opportunity improved and shaped a lot of the volunteers to look outside the box and not inside to have a different understanding of the publication world and a better understand of how hard you have to work to improve your love for writing.


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1 year ago
mpho mofokeng

Tumelo Home is a centre for mentally handicapped children it has around 52 children living at the centre and about 15 employees, which makes it difficult for the staff to look after all the children. We were very pleased when we were introduced to the My Hands and Heart platform by Ambassador Mpho Mofokeng which helped us a lot with volunteers who came in twice a week for 3-4 hours. The volunteers helped us with cleaning, cooking, playing with the kids, feeding them and with the children’s laundry. Tumelo’s staff and management is very proud and grateful for the help we have been receiving from the volunteers. Story By: Refilwe Khumalo (Tumelo Home)


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1 year ago
mpho mofokeng

Each year, the world observes World Food Day and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the 16 and 17 of October 2016. Life 4 U Foundation in collaboration with Moriting and Ivory park community members. hosted 150 needy children from Ivory Park on the 22nd of October. The event was aimed at raising awareness regarding poverty in our communities and encouraging communities to play a role in taking care of their children. Volunteers helped in preparing meals for the children and kept them busy with recreational games throughout the day. Tshepang Care Centre was also grateful for the food parcels and clothes which the community donated for their centre. It was a day filled with joy for everyone.


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1 year ago
Sello Sonkosi

When I joined my hands and heart, I was looking for a way to make some quick cash and nothing else but then with time and volunteering my perspective changed. The work I was doing with volunteering was making a change in organisations I was connected to on My Hands and Heart. I began to understand the programme and the impact it was having and I encouraged my friends to join. I started learning valuable skills like report writing, managing people something I didnt know before entering the program. I got to interact with different people and learn from them as well which has improved my confidence. It opened my eyes to a lot of things such as what volunteering can do to improve your communication skills and for that I'm now able to write a report , upload opportunities on the system and use my email address. I keep myself busy with different programs in the community while volunteering. The most important thing I have learnt from the program is to make a difference in my community instead of complaining about lack of opportunities and create my own path in life.


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1 year ago
Mpho Nyaka

No good deed goes unnoticed with My hands and heart, an Ambassador Sello King Sonkosi who is a change agent in his community Poortjie, has been doing a great job in mobilizing the unemployed youth in his community to make the most of their time and not just sit at home. He encourages them to volunteer and change their community for the better. He is not only uplifting his community but also helping the youth of Poortjie gain employable skills through volunteering, which in the long run will help them when they seek employment. Sello has helped organised and manage a few helpful and beneficial volunteer opportunities in his community these include: Clean up campaign, Networking and Information sharing session, Fixing leaking taps, Library assistant, Employment drive to name just a few and, out of this he managed to gain some skills along with the youth he is volunteering with and the skills gained include: Communication, Conservation efforts, Interpersonal skills, Community development to name just a few. Sello so far has managed to mobilize a large number of volunteers and for that he was awarded an Iphone as a token of appreciation for the amazing work that he is doing in his community. With more young people like Sello South Africa would be a great place.


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1 year ago
Nathi Xashimba

Giving back to those that are in need must not be taken lightly. I see this everyday working here at the JHB Culinary & Pastry school in Maboneng and we do our best to empower and help each and every volunteer that walks through our school doors.We constantly concentrate our efforts to empowering aspiring chefs who at this present moment in time are volunteers in the art of culinary and pastry prowess. Each year many volunteers come to our school and get the opportunity to enhance and develop their skills as aspiring chefs. Corporate companies are our primary help for sourcing the required funds to take our aspiring chefs through school and we strive to put as many people through our culinary and pastry school on scholarships as possible. With the help of normal citizens who aren't necessarily business owners we would be able to fund way more than two people through school. We are extremely thankful for the volunteers from My Hands and Heart who assisted in setting up for our foundation fundraiser. The extra hands really helped to make sure the event was successful. We look forward in working together in the future.


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1 year ago
Wandile Zungu

It's incredible and remarkable how animals play such an amazing role in human beings life's. Well I got experience an amazing time at the SPCA, my first day as a first welcome by incredible and amazing people with the love for one thing, the well being of the animals they take care of. Starting my day assisting within the Craft Market Day, a day to raise funds for the animals that are taken care at the SPCA, an exciting day. As I carry on my volunteer journey with the SPCA excitedly to learn about the different animals and well being of them.


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1 year ago
tshidiso bohope

I was introduced to volunteering through My hands and Heart by Sello Sonkosi who is showing leadership through voluntering and making a change in his community.We need more youth like him in our neighbourhood.....big up Sello Sonkosi keep making a change through my hands and heart. My thinking about volunteering has been changed through my enagement with the projects at Thusong. Before the center was dirty and not a pleasant place to be, the organisation cannot afford a cleaner so having volunteers and the cleaning campaign has really helped. written by Tshidiso Bohobe - Assistant Librarian at thuso center


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1 year ago
Mpho Nyaka

Rosebank College Volunteer Day Awareness As the unemployment rate increases every year and more and more youth are left without the necessary skills or knowledge to apply or build some kind of skills needed for the specific jobs they required. Although the unemployment rate is high, more institutions and organisation are creating opportunities for youth to develop skills and knowledge through volunteering. Rosebank College Braamfontein Campus held a volunteer day to assist many of their students to gain knowledge and the importance of volunteering. Organisation which placed a round: Many organisations such as SPCA, Colgate, CANSA and My hands and heart, all gather to show, the students of Rosebank College different ways to build their knowledge and skills and what the organisations could offer them. My hands and heart a small social platform to assist the youth to connect to different organisations across South Africa. The organisation has developed many young people within the country through volunteering and giving out their time to gain knowledge and skills needed within different organisation. Roles Volunteering has played: Volunteering has become large method in making sure that the youth are job readiness, which may help many unemployed, to become employed. Many of these organisations, like my hands and heart, allows many of our employed and unemployed youth to gain access to necessary skills to build their careers and opportunities to becoming entrepreneurs to building the economy. Rosebank College Volunteer show many of the students the importance of volunteering and that institutions should promote that importance of volunteering within their institution, to allow more students to build skills and knowledge within the different career paths they choose to follow. Written By Wandile Zungu


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1 year ago
Sello Sonkosi

I attended a heritage day event in Orange Farm organised by CWP volunteers where we celebrated our different cultures. These kinds of events are important to remind people that we are all the same and should be working together to build our communities regardless of where we might come from as Africans. The old teaching to the youth was how things were done in the olden days and how much our cultures have evolved and shouldn't bring division but bring more unity.


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1 year ago
mpho mofokeng

I was honoured to receive VITA BASADI Youth Philanthropist award for the work I have been doing in the communities of Ivory Park and Tembisa through volunteering and the poverty alleviation program. My hands and heart has been a great support to me and I am grateful for all the resources I have received through the volunteer program


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1 year ago
Sello Sonkosi

My Hands And Heart Ambassador Sello Sonkosi Together with Jozi SME Hub were in an event were they assisted the youth in opening up email accounts and also in having profile on the platform of my hands and heart.


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1 year ago
Elias Leboko

Lehcu Projects in Partnership with Poortjie Islamic Center Celebrated Woman's Day with Poortjie Elders at their Old Age Center and Honored them as they made this Day (Woman's Day) Possible all the woman in south Africa,as some of them took Part in the Struggle in 1956.


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1 year ago
Ashley Scholtz

Nala Organisation and volunteers under the organisation , went to give they assistance to Qoqizizwe Primary school supporting healthy lifestyle in the community . They have done a great job on 5th of August by cleaning a filthy passage where the kids of Qoqizizwe Primary School is working through each and every day of their school attendance , the principal mr Pitso right on the group picture was very impressed and excited of interest of children's health in the community which is supported by youth and adults in the community .


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1 year ago
kefuwe josephine mphirime

we got an Award from Action Centre Support for good report and events here at Orange Farm.


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1 year ago
Simon Molekwa

#Super Volunteers Mpho Mofokeng and Mathapelo Mofokeng registering unemployed youth Of Ivory Park and Tembisa during Life 4 U Foundation Water and Sanitation unemployed youth workshop.


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1 year ago
Simon Molekwa

Simon- Founder of Life 4 U Foundation engaging youth of Ivory Park during Life 4 U Foundation Water and Sanitation Unemployed Youth Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to share information and create an understanding of the processes and experiences from the Eastern Cape schools youth entrepreneurship initiative, with the intent of stimulating and enhancing the adoption of the concept to the benefit of Ivory Park and Tembisa urban schools. The approach developed provides a platform for the youth of Ivory Park and Tembisa to income generating opportunities using the social franchise model. Impilo Yabantu franchisees shared their experiences in this field while engaging in conversation with participating youth on how success can be replicated by the unemployed youth in their respective communities.


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1 year ago
Simon Molekwa

Life 4 U Foundation Youth Service Work with the help of My hands and Heart continues to make a social impact in Ivory Park by employing unemployed youth to support their local communities through volunteering. No more sitting at home doing nothing, thus poverty and teenage pregnancy is reduced. Volunteers promotes toilet hygiene and Clean environment


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1 year ago
Simon Molekwa

Mandela Day #Super Volunteer (Mpho Mofokeng) Providing Food Parcels to the widows during 67 Widows and Orphans Charity event at Life 4 U Foundation offices in Tembisa.


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1 year ago
Simon Molekwa

#Change Agents taking part in the Life 4 U Foundation Widows and Orphans Charity Event, hosted in Tembisa at Life 4 U Foundation Offices.67 Widows including orphans received food parcels to alleviate poverty in the community of Ivory Park and Tembisa. Through youth volunteering communities are changed and lives are saved. Salute to Mpho, Simon, Mathapelo, Neo, Vincent, Victoria, Thomas, Rofhiwa, Diyetseng, Nthabiseng, Earl, Bianca.


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1 year ago
Sello Sonkosi

Activate! Leadership program were Sello Sonkosi attended a week long program aimed at teaching and hencing leadership skills among young and upcoming leaders.....the program runs every year and has 3 modules and it runs in different provinces around the country.....


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1 year ago
Sello Sonkosi

My hands and heart Ambassador Sello Sonkosi spend his 67 minutes of Mandela Day at Poortjie Hospice making gardens and maintaining some of them as we were launching a campaign called 1 million Trees 1 gardens campaign. Aim at doing 1 million gardens and 1 million trees in and around the city of Johannesburg in one year.


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1 year ago
Mpho Nyaka

Mandela Day is a very important Day in the lives of South Africans, this is the day were we get to put a smile on those who are unfortunate, those who are in pain and those that need love. Mpho Nyaka an Ambassador for my hands and heart went to spend her 67 minutes serving soup to patience at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. this was a very great experience it felt great doing it and I would do it over and over again just to see those smiles again, I am glad that I was able to make the patience forget about heir pain for a while.


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1 year ago
Mbali Patricia Sigwele

My hands and heart ambassodar,Mbali Sigwele attended a volunteering event together with other helpful volunteers.The aim was to achieve recycling cans/bottles and papers to keep the community environment clean one step at the time our community will be clean every corner of the streets believe me together we can make it


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1 year ago
Raymond Mpafe

Mpafe Raymond was at Batho Pele community development center giving the community vegetables such as onions,cabbages, potatoes and dry foods. Reitumetse Matla and Phumile Nyamande was also part of the event.


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1 year ago
Ntombifuthi Masemola

Mormon helping hands is a service project under The Church of Jesus Christ Of This Latter Days (LDS). Mormon Helping Hand's aim is to motivate, inspire in the blessing and upliftment of others. On the 25th of June 2016,I met determined volunteers at Mabopane block B Tumelo Home and Hospice. The volunteers took time to not only clean the hospice but to leave it spotless. 'We would like to thank the hospice for granting us the opportunity to clean and we extend our gratitude to every one who attended and made this event a success' says Mr Phofedi (Mormon Helping hands coordinator)


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1 year ago
Mpho Nyaka

During my hands and hearts` Ambassador meetup that took place in Johannesburg Maboneng on the 22nd June 2016, we were privileged to have a guest from the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Mr George Kgathe who spoke about the significance of volunteering and how volunteering can help build a persons professional profile. Mr Kgathe volunteered for eight full years before he got employment, this is a perfect example and a more practical way to show the Youth the value of volunteerism and to show them that the rewards of volunteering do pay off.


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1 year ago
Mpho Nyaka

On the 22nd June 2016, my hands and heart invited regular volunteers and its current Ambassadors to come in for an orientation. This event was the birth of my hands and hearts new ambassador program that aims at recruiting the best Ambassadors that are going to revive the spirit of volunteerism among the youth and be agents of change in their communities. This is the first of many Ambassador meet ups to come, through these meet ups my hands and heart aims to create a non-entirely virtual relationship with Ambassadors but want to also have personal encounters with the Ambassadors as this creates trust between both parties. During the meet up Attendees get to know each other, play games, share stories with each other about the work that they do in their communities and most of all volunteers get learn more about the platform. This is a great way to get to know the impact of volunteerism and the skills gained through volunteering.


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1 year ago
Mbali Patricia Sigwele

Mbali sigwele attended a volunteer opportunity together with Reitumutse Matla on 24 june 2016 we as ambassador gave food parcels such as vegetables and dry food to our community members who are qualified to receive food parcel the event occured at batho pele phumzile nyamande was also there


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1 year ago
Mpho Nyaka

My hands and heart Ambassador, Mpho Nyaka attended a Youth Day volunteering opportunity at Endaweni Shisa Nyama in Vosloorus. This event was aimed at celebrating Youth Freedom and to honor those that fought for this freedom through music in a social setting. As a volunteer I had to collect the attendees details (names and contact details) which will be used by Endaweni Shisa Nyama to get feedback about the experience that the attendees had from this event, I learnt a lot of things from this event but the lesson that stands out the most is self confidence because it is not easy approaching people but I was able to do it and that really made me feel proud of myself.


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1 year ago
Sello Sonkosi

My hands and heart Ambassador Sello Sonkosi attended a volunteer opportunity together with Duncan Luke ( founder of my hands and heart ) on 16 June 2016 . Were green things project was demonstrating their program at how will the 1 million trees 1million garden campaign will run and how will the gardens be made.A green things youth day aimed at celebrating the day differently and showing the other side of farming .


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1 year ago
Sello Sonkosi

My hands and heart Ambassador Sello Sonkosi attended a volunteer opportunity at poortjie skills centre in Johannesburg south . The main aim for the day was to talk about launching a project called 1 million trees 1 million garden in partnership with CWP , Bathopele , Jozi SME Hub and green things project .The aim of this project is to plant 1 million trees 1 gardens in the region g from 18 July 2016 until 18 july 2017.


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2 years ago
Mpho Nyaka

Young leaders making a huge difference in their communities. Tumi and Sello will be launching a campaign called One Million Gardens on the 18th of July 2016, the work that these young men do is exceptional, important and highly beneficial to their community. The One Million Gardens campaign is aimed at alleviating poverty while equipping the unemployed youth of Orange farm with gardening skills. Not only are they feeding the hungry but they are giving people life long skills which they can survive and earn a living with. If only all young people had a heart as big as yours and the will and determination that you guys have, I am sure unemployment would not exist and South Africa would be a much better place...Keep up the good work that you do.


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2 years ago
Wandile Zungu

Dress Jozi 5th Annual Event, working towards donating warm clothes to the homeless people within Joburg CBD this has been an annual event which people homeless with clothes and food for the winter. As this image captures the volunteers carrying around plastic bags filled with clothes walking the streets of Joburg handing out clothes a beautiful moment capture.


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2 years ago
Koketso Mahlangu

It takes a whole community to raise a child, With June 16 around the corner, itbis no longer about our hero's and heroins who fought night and day to secure our well- being. Burning, destroying and causing chaos is no longer an option but hinderance to our future leaders. Take a stand in being counted as one of many who go oyt of their way to sustain, educate and empower our youth. I am #thechangeiwanttosee


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2 years ago
martin nyokolodi

my hands and heart ambassador, Martin Nyokolodi attended a freedom day volunteer opportunity at the consciousness cafe in johannesburg inne rcity. the main aim for the day was to celebrate and remember the heros who passed for our freedom, through an artistic expression. the event had open mic, water painting, poetry sessions. the opportunity was inspritional and I had learned a few things about expressing oneself through art, young people in our communities should focus more into making south Africa a better nation and more employable by taking volunteer opportunities as they better their skill and experience. this also help the youth to be more focused in life and lead to a different path in life, one with no drugs, women and children abuse and 0% crime.


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2 years ago
Arthur Pholosi

Arthur Pholosi and Sello king Sonkosi attended an awareness campaign which was hosted by SAPS , JOZI SME HUB, Poortjie youth in business, Lehcu projects , Siyanqoba anti drug organisation , WBOT , Poortjie outburst news , Poortjie safety youth forum . The awareness was was about crimes and substance abuse which takes mostly takes place at schools and also about teenage pregnancies


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2 years ago
Mpho Nyaka

On Freedom Day the 27th of April 2016, I Mpho Nyaka an ambassador for my hands and heart attended an event that was hosted by Afrika Tikkun. This event was themed The Legacy of Friendship. The event focused on the harsh realities of racism and the negative impact it has on us as individuals and on the country as whole. From this event I did not only gather knowledge on how to accept our differences as people but I also learnt event management skills, communication skills and the importance of self love and self identity. What made this event more fruitful to me was the presence of young people because after all we are the now and the future of this country and learning not to be racist at a young age will definitely have a positive impact in the future making us better people tomorrow.


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2 years ago
Ashley Scholtz

Community mapping was done successfully by volunteers with passion in the Orange Farm community .It started on the 14/03/2016 till 29/03/2016 , with all commitment of volunteers from the community made the community mapping task more easier by dividing them self in groups for each ward around the Orange Farm community . Task has been successfully archived with volunteers and City of Joburg .


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2 years ago
Sello Sonkosi

In partnership with CWP and other volunteers from the community we were doing drainage system for disadvantaged house hold.....


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2 years ago
Elias Leboko

Lehcu Projects in Partnership with City of Johannesburg and Jozi Sme Hub Hosted a Community Dialogue at Poortjie Skills Centre,The Dialogue was about Migration and Immigration and the Causes of Xenophobia.


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2 years ago
Sello Sonkosi

Attended a leadership programme with Activate leadership programme were I was taught about innovation, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.....people from different provinces met and discussed different ideas about the future of our country and should we come up with fresh ideas,......


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2 years ago
martin nyokolodi

Presenter/Founder of ZASONG ONLINE RADIO and one of the social collective's super ambassadors Martin Nyokolodi, says " calling out the youth of South Africa to take a stand say no to drugs and illegal weapon usage, and take a moment to honour and celebrate organisations making huge impact in our country,the social collective management- big up. The best feeling about volunteerism is knowing that your help makes a huge difference in the next persons life I'm truely thankful and honour to be part of the social collective it's led me a step closer to self discovery and discipline. Catch Zasong Radio Wednesdays and Fridays 06:00 am and find out more about social causes making a change in our community" Listen to Zasong: HTTP://mixlr.com/zasong-am-show Facebook.com/zasong.Radio


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2 years ago
Gorden Lefa

Being at the social collective has had a great impact on my life, from being a wifi champ to my hands and heart and youth works. It has truely been an amazing experience, meeting people, doing activations and sharing positive impacts in the community. It has uplifted me both personally and professionally, it's amazing getting the youth involved and just creating youth employability. I love it here and hopefully there'll be more opportunities and challenges to take on MMM.Nyokolodi


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2 years ago
Wandile Zungu

Youth Career Day at Katlehong on 19 March 2015, such a wonderful experience especially the entertainment we received from Harambee, we really never understand the importance of informing yourself and knowing different opportunities one can gather from different organizations and companies, truly learned a lot from the different speaker and companies that came to the event, the best experience is the opportunity I got to represent my hands and heart and informing them about the importance of volunteering and the opportunities out there for them. As a young individual it is important to build our future focus on our visions and goals


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2 years ago
Mpho Nyaka

As it stands in South Africa, the rate of youth unemployment is growing. It is my belief that this is not going to slow down unless we, the youth of South Africa, stand up and take initiative for our country and our future. I have dedicated my time to helping out in my community in every way I can. One might call what I do volunteering but for me it is a way to gain experience and gather skills that ordinary school and college does not provide. The opportunity to work with The Social Collective has really made me look at volunteering in a different, more positive way. Instead of seeing it as a waste of time I now see it as a mutually beneficial opportunity for both me, my academics and my community. I’m gaining skills with this platform and this method of community work that will be tracked and can later be used on my CV. In this way, giving a helping hand to my community will assist me in future job searches. One can actually gain a lot of skills from volunteering. In my volunteering experiences so far, I’ve learnt how to manage young students, how to keep them interested and informed, and how to stay patient and friendly at all times!


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2 years ago
Mpho Nyaka

On the 1st of April an ambassador of my hands and heart Mpho Nyaka attended the last day of the Holiday Program that took place at Tshepo-Themba Mutli-Purpose Centre. The aim of this event was to make the last day of school holidays to be fun and most memorable to the children of Etwatwa, the day was wonderfully planned out with awesome activities for the children. There was face painting, board-games, drama performances by the children, poetry, music and what made the day even more special for me was a beauty contest were the children had to make their outfits from waste materials like plastics and paper. This event taught me a lot of things but the most important lesson I learnt is that to be able to control a group of children one needs to come down to their level and try and think like they do!


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2 years ago
Max Malwande

Life life Orange Farm Y-Center on the 22 of March 2016 we where having a first start of Media wise programme it was a grate experience where youth around orange farm where gathered to gain more media skills such as small film documentaries in issues affecting youth in orange farm,such as Drug Awareness ,Rape,teenage pregnancy and HIV and AIDS issues related. this programme its a daily based programme anyone is welcomed to participate its start from 9;00am ends at 17;00pm


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2 years ago
Themba Bosman

On 11 March Themba Bosman and Nicole Watson facilitated a workshop at the Afrika Tikkun Zolile Malindi Centr in Mfuleni which was attended by young people living in that area. An estimate number of 55 attendees participated in the Programme. Nicole the facilitator introduced the youth to YouthWorks, an employability website, while Themba was still new on the program helping the youth to register on gmail account to creat an email. The aim of the Programme is to register the youth on YouthWorks and Afrika Tikkun Programme so that they will be able to have access on the opportunities offered by these organisation. By registering to Youthworks.mobi students can up skill themselves have free access to Bursaries and online courses. One of the aims of the Programme is to get a number of youth who can become ambassadors and become helpful to the rest of the society.


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2 years ago
Koketso Mahlangu

Hello Everyone! It is so comforting to have a platform such as My hands and Heart where we know that our efforts as organizations and volunteers do not go unnoticed. I started off as a volunteer at an organization that I discovered on my hands and heart. Today I am an ambassador and active founder of THE SHAPE FOUNDATION. Thank you to my hands and heart and continue with the awesome work that your doing! :)


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2 years ago
Vusi Mtshoene

Ekangala Department of Social Development mobile office in Dark City Clinic


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2 years ago
Vusi Mtshoene

Siyabadinga Elderly and Disable Centre is the NPO that is based in Ekangala, The Organisation is taking care of elderly and people living with disability the orgarnisation in the picture their in the training session with their beneficiaries


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2 years ago
Vusi Mtshoene

Vusimusi Social Collective Centre in Siyaphambili Youth Development programme where we source employment opportunities for youth, we also assist youth with curriculum vitae and interview preparation.


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2 years ago
Gorden Lefa

Mpho Nyaka is a leading Ambassador in Joburg! with 63 Organisations, 41 volunteer activities loaded and a report completed! Keep it up!


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2 years ago
mpho mofokeng

Tembisa and Ivory Park super crew Community Change Agents; The team lead by Mpho Mofokeng is committed in helping the community of Tembisa and Ivory Park. The team assist Needy community members, old age homes, orphanages, ECD Centres and schools with their every day needs through volunteering and donations of food items.


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2 years ago
Tshililo Tshikosi

On the first Saturday of the month 5th March 2016 . I went to motswaledi skwatta camp to take part in the Anakgazo ministry soup kitchen. The soup kitchen is situated right in the middle of motswaledi. It started last year August headed by Pastor Sizwe Mtiyane together with his congregation ,?they see this as a way to show Gods love to the community. The church's main aim is feeding the whole community everyday, however, they haven't yet achieved that goal. at the moment they are only able to feed +_ 150 children's together with few adults from the community.the soup kitchen runs every Saturday from11 to 2 pm. Anakgazo ministry is still in need of more volunteers, donations of bread, beans,hands washing liquids, untensils to reach more people within the community. It was an amazing opportunity to assist and feeding the kids and being part of this great initiative.(see photos) For more volunteering opportunity visit www.myhandsandheart.org


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2 years ago
mpho mofokeng

I have always had a passion of helping people from a very young age especially people who not have much I remember in school I always had two lunch boxes because I knew that one person would come to school without lunch and so I'd give them I remember there was a year where I myself couldn't have lunch myself sometimes I'd just have two slices of bread and butter but still managed to share.Which is why I started looking for people who could share what they have with other people who don't have and that's why I'm doing the widows care program to help these widows feed their children and send them to school with some lunch.


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2 years ago
Ashley Scholtz

We have manage to make a change by fundraising in Orange Farm Eyethu mall ,with CANSA SHAVATHON we meet with Kele from CANSA and Diwe from Kele foundation.We did the saving of and spraying of hair fighting against cancer ,supporting cancer survivors.It is a great purpose in fighting against cancer in South Africa.


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2 years ago
Wandile Zungu

CANSA’s purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa. Its mission is to be the preferred non-profit organisation that enables research, educates the public and provides support to all people affected by cancer. Our my hands and heart ambassadors Lolly and Wandile playing their part in the Cansa Eastgate Mall shave and hair spray fight against cancer.


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2 years ago
Mpho Nyaka

A my hands and heart ambassador Mpho Nyaka, took up a volunteering opportunity, at the SOSHAD( soshanguve association of people with disabilities), this is a day care centre for physically challenged people (both adults and children). we helped clean the yard, dish washing and cleaning the toilets, a helping hand can make a huge difference, especially to those who are unable to do things for themselves. this opportunity made me realize how fortune we are to be able bodied, and i learned how to interact with other individuals. For more available opportunities visit www.myhandsandheart.org.


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2 years ago
Bianca Magabela

On the 22nd of February 2016, I (Bianca Magabela), a my hands and heart ambassador, took a volunteering opportunity at Soshanguve block H at the Soshanguve center for people with disabilities. We helped in washing dishes, sweeping floors and cleaning the toilets. Being more fortunate than them, the least we could do is to make sure they live in a tidy environment, at any given time taking few minutes of our time making a difference in their lives. This helped me in being able to challenge myself thus gain communicating skills through communicating with them. for more available opportunities visit www.myhandsandheart.org.


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2 years ago
Ntombifuthi Masemola

On the 6th of February 2016 at OR Tambo Precint Wattville Benoni My hands and heart ambassador Philemon Moloi went to the National Donate a School Bag fundraising concert, he met up with Xolane Ngobozana well known as Voro. Xolane is the owner of Viruz Empire a media marketing and management company. It was last year when he took a walk to the station, on his way to the station he saw children carrying their books in a plastic bag "that hit me hard " says Xolane. He took it upon him self to make a difference by starting a back pack fundraising concert to encourage disadvantage children to go to school. National Donate a School Bag is being hosted in different provinces with the aim of reaching out to more than 100 000 disadvantaged children in need of school bags, the next concert will be at Western Cape on the 2nd of April 2016. For more impacting stories on how the youth is making a difference and if you want to enhance or learn a new skill through volunteering go to: www.myhandsandheart.org sign up, check out opportunities around your area and make a difference.


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2 years ago
martin nyokolodi

The CWP up and ready to take on the world, "we pride ourselves in creating a better nation through work opportunities, youth uplifting and creating a same environment hence our slogan ' Restoring dignity through work opportunities' ,together we can make the world a better place"


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2 years ago
martin nyokolodi

Mighty killers fc vs Mighty leads fc U/13 the game is on. 35 minutes into the game, score are 0-2, the mighty leads are really taking the lead. Big up to everyone who puts their time into grooming this young champions. "One can never hurt their eyes just by looking at the bright site of life ;)" @Reabetswe primary school sports ground


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2 years ago
my hands and heart

Join our ambitious vision for the youth of South Africa! We can’t rely on the government to create employment opportunities for us, but there are always volunteering opportunities available to gain skills and experience. #volunteer #myhandsandheart This article originally appeared: http://www.iol.co.za/the-star/let-sona-be-an-honest-assessment-1979002


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2 years ago
Goroshi Moremi

I started volunteering in my primary schooling by helping fellow students do their work. I took volunteering serious when I was assisted by the late aus' Nana to secure my first employment. Since then I never hesitated to assist anyone who needs my help. I never expected a reward for my actions solely because I know that one day the same person and/or any other person might help me or my family. I was inspired by President Mbeki with the concepts Vuku'uzenzele, Ubuntu, Batho Pele, and the famous, I am An African. Amongst all volunteering experiences, the FIFA World Cup 2010 stands above the rest. Recently I am volunteering on a regular basis at the New Jerusalem Children's Home. I am tutoring Scratch, Maths & Science for Teenagers. I am proud to share my skills and time with the most neglected and underprivileged kids. I love working with computers and even more by helping others to explore the latest in computer technology. I did not start now, and I do not have a reason to stop. In my own summary of life, "Inspiration moves people, motivation keeps them going!" - Motho ke motho ka batho ba bangwe. I thank you...


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2 years ago
martin nyokolodi

Mavis (juju mama) sgudhla is the founder of JUJU MAMA FOOTBALL CLUB, JUJU MAMA FC is a community development project with a purpose to develop the community in all aspects of sports ( football,netball,basketball and athletes) providing a platform for them to speak about issues affecting their daily lives. Assisting disadvantaged/poor background youth and adults of klipkruisfontein engage in positive activities, "we have decisions: BOYS U/11; U/13; U/17 and promotion team GIRLS soccer U/15 and MAMAS team, netball team U/15 GIRLS cultural group. For more Info contact juju mama: 0827455179


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2 years ago
my hands and heart

There are not enough employment opportunities for everyone in South Africa, but it is important for young people to go out and find something to do! We are here to ensure volunteer opportunities are available for you to gain employ-ability skills. This article originally appeared http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2016/01/29/The-reluctant-gardener #entrepreneurship #getoutthere #getinvolved


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2 years ago
my hands and heart

By Kelebogile Chaka: In 2014, I saw a Facebook post advertising the Johannesburg Dream Centre's outreach. I then sent an email to the CEO, Alicia asking for an opportunity to volunteer. The NGO was family based and they had never let anyone volunteer except for family and friends. In January 2015 I sent an email again offering my time to make stationery packs with a friend. Alicia responded and that's when I got introduced to the NGO and committed to working with them on a regular basis. They feared letting strangers in to volunteer due to several factors that most NPOs encounter. I wasn't discouraged by the lack of correspondence and kept pushing until I was afforded an opportunity to volunteer with them. In a country populated with criminals and people with negative ulterior motives it's very hard for NPOs to find genuine and committed volunteers. I worked with Johannesburg Dream Centre since January, going to each and every outreach and showing certain traits that got me appointed as Head of Kids at our outreaches. Being the head of kids meant more responsibilities and engagement with the organization. I got to know them better, communicated more, planned and coordinated kiddies activities. Building a relationship with the kids and earning their parents' trust escalated quicker as we were known in the community already. I found myself teaching, mothering, mentoring, being a sister and friend to those children. The position groomed me into a responsible young woman because I had little children looking up to me, learning from me. While working with the Johannesburg Dream Centre I had to budget for transport because they do not have stipends for volunteers. This is one of the main challenges that volunteers face. People want to volunteer but the cost of getting involved discourages them and they end up not taking any volunteering opportunities. I walked two kilometres to find a cab going to Westgate then get picked up by the NPOs personnel. Regardless of the logistical issues, I remained committed to working with this organisation and in return they gave me moral support and didn't make me feel like an outlier. I felt safe working with them, treated like family and to me that made me go back and help out more. I would also like extend my gratitude to the my hands and heart team for giving me a platform to create volunteering opportunities for others and reach out to more NPOs and volunteers. I'm really grateful to have you guys leading the team and empowering the youth to get involved. May 2016 bring nothing but greater opportunities and connect more NGOs with volunteers.


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2 years ago
my hands and heart

Pretoria Catch Up! Meeting more inspiring Ambassadors who have shown amazing leadership skills to not only improve the lives of those around them, but also gain valuable experience!


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2 years ago
my hands and heart

Joburg Catch Up! At the end of last year we had a chance to catch up with some of our my hands and heart Ambassadors to see what they were making a difference through volunteerism in South Africa and how we could help them grow their impact!


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