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East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa is one of the most charming destinations in South Africa, as well as being a holiday destination, it is also a region that enjoys a wonderful commitment to growth, here is a little story that might entice you to travel to this sunny region. If you are interested in more information, please contact the writer at the email address below.

Imvomvo is the IsiXhosa name for the aloe flower, to some the colorful flower flame sends its message of defiance to the drought that descends daily as we move through a dry winter, to others it means hope and dreams . Led by the tireless Thoko Mlonyeni, the Imvomvo team tirelessly pursued their goals. Imvomvo is a Section 21 company, an NGO funded primarily by the Australian Government, specializing in providing training and all services relevant to the development of physical activity and sport in communities and schools and with the Aloe flower representing their commitment to support all branches. of the local community.

Having identified the shortcomings of existing school sports facilities and the need for committed support, Imvomo offers training courses, facilitates tournaments and mentors community members including parents, teachers and the elderly within the immediate community to become trainers. At the same time giving help and assistance to children of all levels, building skills and building dreams. Imvomvu has formed a symbiotic partnership with the local community and sports clubs where they often share facilities, and together they play an important role in youth development projects by organizing youth rugby and netball tournaments in Mdantsane. An attempt is being made to reactivate these sports among the young people in the area and to encourage young people to get involved in sports to improve their day-to-day lives. Working from their Berea office in East London, Thoko and her team are supported by a highly qualified board of directors. The Board is comprised of community leaders in their fields and oversees the strategic direction and vision implemented by Imvomvo, its staff, coordinators, and volunteers.

With many successful projects behind it, such as the Ginsburg Pilot Club project, life skills and self-esteem training for youth, including HIV/AIDS programs, Imvomvo plays an important role in helping disadvantaged members of our Eastern Cape community. to achieve their personal development. goals. But as with any significant project of this nature, there is simply no limit to the assistance that is required. Applications are currently being considered by the Sports and Recreation Department at Bisho. Thoko and his team would certainly appreciate more support from committed local businesses, the needs of the poorest section of our community are vast, South Africans are passionate about both sport and community development, this is an opportunity to engage constructively in the betterment of the community. For example, with the kind assistance of Continental Meats, a local butcher shop, Imvomvo runs a soup kitchen where they serve one meal a day. The soup kitchen facilitated by the elderly volunteers from the immediate community who have been taught how to grow vegetables to support this project. Empowerment, a key word in the mission statement, empowerment through learning and skills development, with a vision to become a key player in bringing South African communities together through sports and leisure programmes.

Alan Hawkins-CEO

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