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We started building a workshop, using the sandbag technology. Our members have the skills and are building it.

laying the foundation for the workshop

building the workshop walls with frames and sandbags

skills and income

We encourage and help members to get skills which can generate income. Siphelele got trained in coffee making at the Royal St Andrews Hotel and he was so committed that they offered him a job. He made this beautifully layered caffè latte. After training and certification, Manase is now a qualified and registered snake catcher. This beautiful Western Natal Green Snake is harmless.

caffè latte by Siphelele

Western Natal Green Snake

self-managing team

After our manager resigned, we didn't appoint a new manager, but we changed to a self-managing team: run the organisation by our members. It's the best form of youth empowerment: getting skills in management and leadership and a mindset of taking responsibility.

meeting by the self-managing team

self-managing workshop by Alroy

maths class

We had some great results in our end of term test: The grade 7 learners Avuyile and Loyiso had 71% for the grade 9 level test, and Lungisani had 92% and Axole had 100%! Onthe left we are solving for x by 'completing the square', on the right 'maths on the street': we are calculating measurements to build our new workshop.

maths class: completing the square

maths on the street: calculations to build our workshop

water donations (December)

No water from the tap and the tank was empty at Nemato Change a Life. That's a problem, but many people stepped in to help us out!

water donation

water donation

success in life

Stepping stones towards success in life:
Our volunteer Simlindile received his Public Management Diploma.
Our rowing coach Sheldon got his driver's licence.

Simlindile received his Public Management Diploma

Sheldon got his driver's licence

gold members in Addo (29 June)

Our most active members get gold member status. It comes with rewards like this trip to the Addo Elephant Park. Surrounded by elephants, no escape possible: fascinating and scary!

gold members in Addo Elephant Park

surrounded by elephants in Addo

Youth Day (16 June)

Youth Day, our 16th birthday! Games, a motivational speech, cake and nice food.

Youth Day games

motivational speech before nice food

learnership graduation (9 June)

Siphamandla graduated after successfully completing his one year Wessa Blue Flag Tourism Learnership at the Royal St Andrews Hotel. Our manager Odwa was the motivational speaker at the graduation event.

Siphamandla graduating

Odwa's motivational speech

herbs garden

With the help of Jo and Home Grown Nursery in Bathurst we are starting our herbs garden.

visiting Home Grown Nursery

Jo helps us start our herbs garden

fish farming

Fish farming at Rivendell Hatchery. Our dream is to start a fish farm!

fish farming course


UNICEF visited us to get to know our organisation. They liked what they saw and invited Odwa and Thando to Gauteng for a course to learn how to use the UNICEF sports based life skills programmes. We are using the programme in our weekly gym on Monday.

UNICEF visiting us

UNICEF visiting us

Odwa and Thando at UNICEF course in Gauteng

UNICEF life skills at our gym

coding learnership

Sipiwo got a year long learnership from the Nelson Mandela University Department of Computing Science. He teaches basic coding at local primary schools and at Nemato Change a Life.

Sipiwo with the learners

new Quantum (14 January)

Our Quantum was hijacked. Our dear supporter Alexander took the initiative to get us back on track with this amazing upgrade!!! Later in the year we got it branded.

our new Quatum

the new Quantum branded

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