Education Student Hosts Family Day as Part of Community Development
Master’s in Education student, Ms Phakamile Mazibuko hosted a Family Day event in Ulundi as part of her Phakamile Mazibuko Foundation Community Development Project.
‘Over the past year, COVID-19 has had an immense impact on individuals as well as communities at large. During this difficult time, the Foundation identified numerous challenges within families such as unemployment, poverty and inadequate sanitation. We provided support to 12 disadvantaged families in Ulundi (eWela) with food parcels containing basic grocery and sanitary items,’ explained Mazibuko.
The Phakamile Mazibuko Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to positively enhance the lives of young people through various developmental engagements, with priority given to women. The Foundation also conducted open discussions and engagements with the families which included COVID-19 regulations and health measures that they could practice to safeguard against the virus. ‘The engagements with families also included discussions on ways to enhance their current living conditions such as employment creation/opportunities, social skills and mental health,’ she said.
‘We are happy to collaborate with various institutions, organisations and individuals to ensure the success of our future projects and engagements. Please do follow and connect with us on our social media platforms,’ said Mazibuko.
The Foundation will be hosting its 2nd Annual Career Guidance Drive in the latter part of the year. This will see Mazibuko visiting schools to offer career guidance and psychosocial support to Grade 12 learners.
‘These schools are located in deep rural areas under Mahlabathini CMC in Ulundi. We plan to implement progressive movements to assist young people to reach their full potential and achieve greatness in their respective fields. Positive enhancement of communities is dear to our hearts and we aim to serve with compassion and humility,’ she said.
Words: Melissa Mungroo