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Education student launches Foundation & first career guidance event for learners

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Master’s in Education student Ms Phakamile Mazibuko has launched her non-profit organisation, the Phakamile Mazibuko Foundation that aims to enhance the lives of young people through various developmental engagements, with priority given to women.

‘The Foundation focuses on three facets, namely, academic, leadership and community engagement in order to assist young people to reach their full potential and achieve greatness in their respective fields. Positive enhancement of communities is at the core of our ideals and we aim to serve with compassion and humility,’ said Mazibuko.

As part of their launch event, they embarked on a Career Guidance week by visiting ten schools located in deep rural areas around Mahlabathini, Ulundi Municipality (Zululand District).

‘This initiative aimed to offer career guidance and psychosocial support to encourage Grade 12 learners to thrive, especially in this difficult time of COVID-19. Schools in deep rural areas are our priority and we would like to humbly thank everyone who participated and contributed to making this initiative a success, including Durban University of Technology, UKZN, Mahlabathini CMC, school principals, teachers, learners and other stakeholders,’ said Mazibuko.

The Foundation will be hosting a three-day Leadership Bootcamp in November to teach young girls about leadership and how to use their skills to enhance their communities.

‘We believe in young girls who lead in the spaces that they occupy, to influence or initiate positive movements. We are happy to collaborate with various organisations/individuals to ensure the success of the Leadership Bootcamp and other engagements to come. Please follow and connect with us on our social media platforms,’ said Mazibuko.

Facebook: Phakamile Mazibuko Foundation

Instagram: phakamilemazibuko_foundation

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