Dibashe Special Centre
Mama Phumla started her centre for young children in 2002. Today, she cares for 190 children aged between 1 to 7 years old. She also looks after 25 elderly in her community. She is involved with many community projects and is a leader in the NPO Forum doing awareness campaigns on how people can develop and depend on themselves. She also mentors the youth. She learned from an early age to fend for herself and used to join her stepmother and grandmother selling door to door bucket full of fat cakes and biscuits. She studied at Rhodes University and is a teacher by profession.
Her main aim is to equip young people and women in her village to become self-sufficient and believes that she can change their mindset to do just that.