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  • Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

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  • Vongai here! I live in Johannesburg. I am the director and country host for EntreLaunch, South Africa. I hope to connect with cool people with similar interests.

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  • @vongai said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Vongai here! I live in Johannesburg. I am the director and country host for EntreLaunch, South Africa. I hope to connect with cool people with similar interests.

    Hey Vongai! Great to have you here :)

    Can you share some more about EntreLaunch? What does the organization do? What are its initiatives in South Africa?

  • Welcome @SandileNtombela to the South Africa Community of Practice!

    Can you share with @vongai and others a bit about yourself? Where in South Africa do you live? What sort of work do you do?

  • Hi my name is Stephanie Press and I am from Johannesburg South Africa, I am a volunteer for an organisation that takes care of children that are HIV/AID positive. I enrolled so that I can meet like minded people

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  • @stephanie said in Introduce yourself to the community:
    Hi Stephanie,
    I am Sandile From Durban and I founded an Organisation Called South African Jump Rope Federation it a sport federation that trying to change kids lives by exposing them to the sport and giving them opportunities to socialize with other kids and even go to participate international.
    Maybe you and I one day can work together :-) www.sajrf.org

    Kind Regards
    Sandile Ntombela

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Hi Everyone,

    I am Sandile Ntombela from Durban and I am involved in an organisation that I founded with a few Colleagues called South African Jump Rope Federation ( www.sajrf.org ) . I have volunteered with many other Organisations in my life event worked with Love Life at some Point , Last year we at SAJRF Collaborated with the Heart and Stroke foundation doing an awareness Campaign at schools that was a success and we expanding it this year.
    we always are looking forward with organisations to collaborate with and do good for our South African people.

    kind Regards
    Sandile Ntombela

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hello my name is Sello Moeketsi .I am South African born living in Ireland.I work independent musician .I have BA in Community Development and hope to meet new people for sharing of ideas and learning ,collaborations and new friendship.
    Currently working on a flagship project to bringing new Irish work to new global audiences and new work from SSA to the Ireland ,showcasing South Africa at events of international importance ,developing skills and leadership in the creative sector .harnessing the power of arts to promote cultural mobility between Ireland and SSA

  • Hi Everyone

    Just joining PhilU today. I'm based in Johannesburg. I run The Princesses Foundation focused on empowering girls and young women in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, education, self worth and community engagement. I also sit on the board for eKasi Entrepreneurs, an NGO focused on supporting and growing township business

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  • Hi everyone , My name is Tapiwa. I am currently based in Johannesburg. I am a Programme Manager in the Implementation Science department of Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute. I have joined this community so that I can share my experiences and also learn from likeminded people in the field of human development and reproductive health and HIV.

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    @ntsiki said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Hi Everyone

    Just joining PhilU today. I'm based in Johannesburg. I run The Princesses Foundation focused on empowering girls and young women in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, education, self worth and community engagement. I also sit on the board for eKasi Entrepreneurs, an NGO focused on supporting and growing township business

    Welcome @Ntsiki , it is great to have you here!

    It sounds like you have a really wonderful background focusing on empowering girls and young women and community development. Maybe you could share your knowledge with members of the Community Development discussion.

    Do you have any advice for others working in the nonprofit sector in South Africa? What would you like to learn from others about their work in the country?

    Thanks for introducing yourself!

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    @tapiwa said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    Hi everyone , My name is Tapiwa. I am currently based in Johannesburg. I am a Programme Manager in the Implementation Science department of Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute. I have joined this community so that I can share my experiences and also learn from likeminded people in the field of human development and reproductive health and HIV.

    Welcome Tapiwa ( @Tapiwa ) , it is great to have you here!

    It is really wonderful to hear about your background doing such important work. Do you have any thoughts you would like to share with the group about working on reproductive health and HIV? Are there questions you have for others like @STEPHANIE who are also working on the issue?

    Thanks for introducing yourself!

  • My name is Eva and I live in Germany .However, originally I come from Slovakia. We have been in Durban, South Africa in June-July teaching programming with my fiancé. Now back in Hamburg, Germany we are building a team of IT professionals to come back to SA in June-July 2019 and teach basics in programming skills in Durban and Cape Town.

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    @eva said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    My name is Eva and I live in Germany .However, originally I come from Slovakia. We have been in Durban, South Africa in June-July teaching programming with my fiancé. Now back in Hamburg, Germany we are building a team of IT professionals to come back to SA in June-July 2019 and teach basics in programming skills in Durban and Cape Town.

    Welcome Eva ( @Eva ), so wonderful to have you here!

    Thank you for introducing yourself.

    That sounds like a great program. Could you give us more details? Are there any questions you want to ask the community about nonprofit work within South Africa?

    @Vongai @STEPHANIE @SandileNtombela @Sello @Ntsiki @Tapiwa do you have any advice or thoughts or questions to share with Eva?

  • @eva said in Introduce yourself to the community:

    My name is Eva and I live in Germany .However, originally I come from Slovakia. We have been in Durban, South Africa in June-July teaching programming with my fiancé. Now back in Hamburg, Germany we are building a team of IT professionals to come back to SA in June-July 2019 and teach basics in programming skills in Durban and Cape Town.

    Hello! So good to e-meet. I would love to discuss with your your plans. I am setting out an entire program to ensure we can do this en-mass along with an entrepreneurial program. I am using Blockchain to achieve authenticity, trust and transparency to stop all the theft and abuse of funds still taking place within the social impact arena. Bonnie Crofford - Linkedin.

  • Hello Everyone, so good to e-meet folk interested in the same arena's of Social Impact as me! I'm Bonnie Crofford - varied career. Been putting together an economic ecosystem that brings together causes, business, health and education by using emerging and ground breaking technology to achieve sustainability and settlement wide upliftment.
    I've been studying all aspects of the humanitarian arena, economics, governments, sociology, psychology and emerging technology to find the best way for us to create a one-size-fits-all solution to the proverty that is never ending.
    Using a mainstay of Blockchain which creates transparency, authenticity and trust as a foundation to the entire space.
    I Love Philanthropy University and cannot wait to share with friends and colleagues who are all looking for ways to learn. I believe that opening learning like this to everyone is the Key to opening innovation across the most deprived.
    Looking forward to learning loads and meeting everyone.
    Bonnie
    Founder: #Pi , T-5 Merchandise Store on Zazzle - proceeds to projects within the #Pi system

  • Hi, I'm an Indian currently residing in Jo'burg due to my husband's transfer. I restarted my career as an independent consultant specialising in nonprofit content strategy and development (print and web platforms), research-based writing programme management and M& E reporting.

    I have 10+years' experience across private and nonprofit sectors in India with project exposure in Bangladesh and Nepal. I'm looking to find organisations willing to take an international consultant for their projects/initiatives!

    happy to be here and learn more from you all.

  • Staff

    Welcome @BonnieatPi @Tushitam, it is wonderful to have you here in the South Africa community!

    What questions would you like to discuss with the group? What ideas would you like to chat about?

    Perhaps others ( @all ) have some thoughts to share, or would like to welcome you as well : )

  • Hi everyone. My name is Nakedi Mochaki. I am based in Pretoria and work as a manager at Statistics South Africa, aka Stats SA, headquartered in Pretoria. Stats SA is South Africa's National Statistics Office responsible for collecting, compiling and disseminating a wide range of economic, social and population statistics. My focus area at work is undertaking household-based surveys. I am passionate about eradication of poverty and I hope to meet and learn from others who work in that sphere.

  • Good morning everyone, my name is Khanyiso Nkumanda. I am a Scientist for the Department of Water and Sanitation, South Africa. I also hope to connect with vibrant and cool individuals in the course and share meaningful knowledge with each other.

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Afternoon everyone My name is Tshepiso Mlala from Johannesburg Soweto South Africa. Am working for a media company called Mzansi Kwaito House Music Awards and am the personal assistant to the CEO. The reason I chose this community Its because I want to learn more about building a brand and making it grow financially as we really struggling and we self funding ourselves

  • Hey everyone my name is Binja Zihhalirwa I am based in East London , I just finished high school
    I want to be an anthropologist hence I am taking a gap next year to be sure if this is what I really want .this seems to be the perfect platform for that. I am exited yet nervous about next year but I hope learn as much as I can . I work as a part time enterpreter for a local NGO because I can speak multiple languages.

  • Michael Matsobe, South Africa, Bantu Sands. Director...

  • Hello everyone my name is Cavin Andrew Tolman based in Pretoria and working for Statistics South Africa (STATS SA) which is a National Statistics Office (NSO), mandated by the Parliament of South Africa to collect, compile and disseminate a wide range of economic, social and population statistics. I work in the Quarterly Employment Statistics but my area of interest is Demography, Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and I hope to meet and learn from others who are in the same field so that I can learn from their experiences and expertise.

  • Hi everyone, my name is Dawn Brochenin and I live at Hole in the Wall in the rural Eastern Cape. I brought Montessori early childhood development to the rural Eastern Cape in 2010 and there are now 8 Montessori preschools in a 80km radius. Local Xhosa ladies from the villages are being trained in the Montessori method of teaching. I joined Philanthropy to learn how to be a good project manager and fundraiser. I have completed 4 courses and have learnt soooo much! I have introduced a number of friends to Philanthropy and they are now also doing the great courses. Look forward to chatting to you.

  • Hi there,
    I'm Rindai, I am part of InHuman Trade based in Johannesburg. Our organisation is so small, so we each do a bit of everything. My strengths are in the facilitating of workshops or training or capacity building sessions. I think Programs Director is what we tell people though.
    I joined this community to learn about M&E because I am truly clueless on the topic and I'm looking to learn with people that are like me and from people that know more than me. Maybe I may even score an internship of sorts with a bigger organisation so that I can see what I am learning in practice.

  • Staff

    Welcome everyone, it is great to have you here! I hope you will use this community as a way to connect with others in South Africa doing great work or seeking to make a positive impact in their communities :)

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hi, Im Nicole :) I live in Johannesburg and Im the Managing Director and Founder of T-Shirts For Change South Africa. I'd like to grow my skills and meet other social entrepreneurs.

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  • @nikkijowett said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hi, Im Nicole :) I live in Johannesburg and Im the Managing Director and Founder of T-Shirts For Change South Africa. I'd like to grow my skills and meet other social entrepreneurs.

    Hi all, I'm Kay,

    I am also Jozi based and work on a consultancy basis for an NPO that specialises in Child Safety in Cars. I am very excited to start here and look forward to hearing from others in the community. I also teach English as a second language to students from across the globe. I'm keen on learning new skills and renewing the rusty ones. :)

    Happy Friday all!

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  • @kay_soares said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    @nikkijowett said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hi, Im Nicole :) I live in Johannesburg and Im the Managing Director and Founder of T-Shirts For Change South Africa. I'd like to grow my skills and meet other social entrepreneurs.

    Hi all, I'm Kay,

    I am also Jozi based and work on a consultancy basis for an NPO that specialises in Child Safety in Cars. I am very excited to start here and look forward to hearing from others in the community. I also teach English as a second language to students from across the globe. I'm keen on learning new skills and renewing the rusty ones. :)

    Happy Friday all!

    Hi everyone, my name is Claire

    I'm based in Jo'burg and work for Endangered Wildlife Trust. I'm keen to learn and share knowledge with this community.
    Happy new year and all the best for 2019

  • @jason said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hi everyone, Im Bongani from Eastern Cape but currently staying in Johannesburg. I currently worked in Rosebank as a researcher, my work also covers M&E. I chose to join this community because of my love for M&E, I believe that true development requires evident, planning, monitoring and evaluation. I am therefore here to strengthen my skills and knowledge on the subject.

  • Staff

    Welcome everyone it is great to have you here! Please feel free to post questions, ideas, or other items that you would like to discuss with your peers here in the South Africa community of practice! It would be great to use this space to connect with others trying to make a difference in their communities and work together on the problems you are trying to solve :)

  • Hello Everyone

    My name is Olwethu, from Port Elizabeth, I am a co-founder for the Siwezo Foundation aimed at contributing to the development of disadvantaged communities in the Eastern Cape. I joined this community to gain more insight and support.

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    @owl_ethu said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hello Everyone

    My name is Olwethu, from Port Elizabeth, I am a co-founder for the Siwezo Foundation aimed at contributing to the development of disadvantaged communities in the Eastern Cape. I joined this community to gain more insight and support.

    Welcome @Owl_ethu, it is wonderful to have you here!

  • Mdu from Bronkhorstspruit, Fundraiser for Mvakali Methula Foundation,

  • Hi All,

    My name is Motlokoe, many call me King. I live in Lebowakgomo, and i hold no permanent position.

    I am here to grow myself in order to contribute effectively to society as a global citizen.

  • Hello everyone. I am Oatile Lilitha Lekoape-Komani. I'm from Pretoria but currently staying in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, my husband works here. I have started a programme for child headed households and students from villages. I have not yet registered it. Smiles I call it "I am SHE - strong hopeful and empowered". Informally I have been doing this for 6 years. Aim is to bring opportunities and information to them as to some extent, our society excludes them. I could go on forever.

    I joined this society so I could learn, grow and share whatever light I can share. I would also like to lend a helping hand where needed

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  • Hi Everyone

    I am Babalwa Dube, managing director of Ntsiseku Development based in South Africa, Johannesburg.

    I develop ICT skills for young women and girls in deep rural areas. This are women who have never touched a computer before, they have no access to internet.

    I am here to engage and receive more information which will assist in growing and strengthening my organization.

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  • @Lilitha said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hello everyone. I am Oatile Lilitha Lekoape-Komani. I'm from Pretoria but currently staying in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, my husband works here. I have started a programme for child headed households and students from villages. I have not yet registered it. Smiles I call it "I am SHE - strong hopeful and empowered". Informally I have been doing this for 6 years. Aim is to bring opportunities and information to them as to some extent, our society excludes them. I could go on forever.

    I joined this society so I could learn, grow and share whatever light I can share. I would also like to lend a helping hand where needed

    Welcome

  • Hi,

    I'm Tushita Mukherjee, currently staying in Johannesburg and am an expat wife. I restarted my career post settling here as an independent consultant specialising in print and web content strategy and development, reporting and documentation, communications, research-based writing and editing. Besides working on various assignments, I'm also an experienced volunteer for Ashoka helping them identify social entrepreneurs for their fellowship programme.

    I have 10+years experience in nonprofit and private sectors. I joined the group to understand the local nonprofit landscape and would love to assist you in case you need my expertise. I have experience in working across thematic areas-- WASH, social entrepreneurship, humanitarian response, maternal and child health, education.

  • Hi everyone,
    My name is Sindiswa from Krugerdorp, I work as an Accounts Clerk for a Manufacturers and Distributing Company in krugersdorp and I am passionate about creating and adding value to the company and for self improvement.

  • Hi ALL
    Im currently in Breazy PEasy (Port Elizabeth. I own and manage a Brand Content Creation company, and have done some NPO work, and extending it to this branch as much as i can now. Building an online crowdfunding platform atm, to crowd fund the work i do. Will keep the community updated as i go

    Regards
    Ryan

  • Hello! I'm Oksana from Cape Town. I'd love to create and run my own non-profit.

  • @Babalwa said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi Everyone

    I am Babalwa Dube, managing director of Ntsiseku Development based in South Africa, Johannesburg.

    I develop ICT skills for young women and girls in deep rural areas. This are women who have never touched a computer before, they have no access to internet.

    I am here to engage and receive more information which will assist in growing and strengthening my organization.

    I would love to learn more about your organisation.

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  • Hi everyone my name is Katlego from northern cape but currently in the north west province completing my degree in computer science and geography and looking forward to starting a teaching programme for game development .

  • @Lilitha said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    @Babalwa said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi Everyone

    I am Babalwa Dube, managing director of Ntsiseku Development based in South Africa, Johannesburg.

    I develop ICT skills for young women and girls in deep rural areas. This are women who have never touched a computer before, they have no access to internet.

    I am here to engage and receive more information which will assist in growing and strengthening my organization.

    I would love to learn more about your organisation.

    Hi Babalwa, Great work you are doing, I am in the process of initiating a similar project in cooperation with the Department of Education in Free State.
    it would be great to share some ideas with you.
    Regards
    Emmanuel M.

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  • @nicholasgwanda said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Am Nicholas from Johannesburg currently not in any organization because ,firstly need to gain knowledge and understanding how works,and am new member on the board and trying figure how things work here.

  • Hello everybody,
    my name is Bulela, a rural and public oral health practitioner (dentist) and activist based in the Eastern Cape province, RSA.
    I am the founding member and current administrator of the Public Oral Health Forum, a progressive network of oral health professionals committed to promoting oral health, protecting community and worker rights (health) and using the public oral health sector in RSA as yet another platform to fight for the restoration of the dignity of the disenfranchised amongst us. I am also an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in South Africa

    I am looking to connect with other like minded individuals in this space and learn from other individuals building or managing organisations with a health equity focus.

  • Hello All... My name is Adi Shachar. I'm joining from Johannesburg, South Africa. I founded a Non-Profit Organisation to bring the professional skill of medical clowning to South Africa called "Heartbeat Clowns NPC", to create job opportunities for preforming artists. My role is to partner with Corporate Companies to secure funding for the services our Medical Clowns provide in hospitals, orphanages or hospices to traumatised children. I plan to make use of as many forums possible to learn more working in the Non Profit space and improve my skills for the benefit of our organisation.

  • Hi Everyone . wow great profiles all !!!

    Im Mario-Craig I'm 38 in live in Cape Town .i am here cause i would love to start a run a Non-Profit Organization that would focus on Diabetes . by Joining this organization / platform im hoping to connect with like minded people that could encourage and steer me in the right direction.

  • Hi all,
    My name is Liz Lindeque and I am from Pretoria. I have a love for giving back and have been involved in prison ministry for the past 12 years. Seven years ago I left my corporate position to move into full-time ministry and to further my studies. I attended Bible College and in June 2017 I was ordained as a Pastor. My passion is for the homeless, prostitutes, pimps and prisoners. I currently serve in ODI, Kgosi Mmampuru II and Baviaanspoort prisons and I also reach out to those in need on the street.
    I feel that this course will assist me in identifying ling-term donors as this is my greatest challenge at the moment.
    I am hoping to connect with people that I can learn from and people who would like to learn from me. I believe that we are one Body and that the Gospel needs to reach even those living in darkness.
    Be blessed.

    L
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  • @Jason said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hi Everyone. My name is Leisha. I live in Jhb and head up HR at a retail company. I'm here to learn from others and my goal is to start a program to partner, mentor and help school going girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to be the best they can be.

  • @Lizlindeque said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi all,
    My name is Liz Lindeque and I am from Pretoria. I have a love for giving back and have been involved in prison ministry for the past 12 years. Seven years ago I left my corporate position to move into full-time ministry and to further my studies. I attended Bible College and in June 2017 I was ordained as a Pastor. My passion is for the homeless, prostitutes, pimps and prisoners. I currently serve in ODI, Kgosi Mmampuru II and Baviaanspoort prisons and I also reach out to those in need on the street.
    I feel that this course will assist me in identifying ling-term donors as this is my greatest challenge at the moment.
    I am hoping to connect with people that I can learn from and people who would like to learn from me. I believe that we are one Body and that the Gospel needs to reach even those living in darkness.
    Be blessed.

    Hi Liz. I like your story 👍

  • @EmmanuelMothae said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    @Lilitha said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    @Babalwa said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi Everyone

    I am Babalwa Dube, managing director of Ntsiseku Development based in South Africa, Johannesburg.

    I develop ICT skills for young women and girls in deep rural areas. This are women who have never touched a computer before, they have no access to internet.

    I am here to engage and receive more information which will assist in growing and strengthening my organization.

    I would love to learn more about your organisation.

    Hi Babalwa, Great work you are doing, I am in the process of initiating a similar project in cooperation with the Department of Education in Free State.
    it would be great to share some ideas with you.
    Regards
    Emmanuel M.

    Hi Babalwa. I'm also interested in reaching girls from disadvantaged communities/backgrounds. Would be great to connect with you.

  • Hello everyone, my name is Juliane and i live in Johannesburg. I just graduated from the African Centre for HIV/AIDS Management @ stellenbosch university.
    I am so excited to be here.

  • Hello everyone. My name is Courtney and I am from Cape Town. I am a newly qualified Professional Life Coach, currently establishing my private practice. I joined Philanthropy University to learn new skills and connect with like-minded people. I'm open to new opportunities.

  • Hi everyone, my name is Unathi Mpondokazi Zweni. I work for a company that's seconded to the Department of Education: Head Office, Zwelitsha in IT. My interest is based on the very urgent mandate we have to get our schools digitised and within the ICT space. My drive is the challenges faced, one of the most basic being community advocacy and security. Sometimes a project will target one of our poorest schools and will be seen to be rising only to be derailed by such issues as theft, lack of skills to implement and such challenges. I hope to learn skills that will develop me to work beyond my office space and performance management contract.

  • @Jason said in Introduce yourself to the community -South Africa:

    Hi everyone,

    Welcome to the South Africa community of practice! My name is Jason and I’m a community manager here at Philanthropy University.

    Please use this topic to introduce yourselves to everyone else in the community. What is your name? Where do you live? Where do you work? What is your role? Why did you choose to join this community?

    Hello everyone, my name is Lindie . I stay in Katlehong, a township in the east of Johannesburg. I work as an admin assistant full time but my passion is working with the community. I am a community leader in my area, I belong to a committee that is setup by the community to assist with different challenges we face daily . We deal with disputes, assist needy families and partner with schools to tackle challenges. But my main passion is working with the girl child. I run a girls club in my area . In South Africa we are facing the phenomenon of "blessers " where young girls are lured by money to have relationships with older men. They end up dropping out of school, falling pregnant or contracting HIV. In our club we educate, advocate and do social activities like dance and netball to give girls opportunities to do positive stuff . I am looking to partner with like minded people

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