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Mama Thokozile

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ABOUT MAMA THOKOZILE NDLOVU

Vukani Traditional Centre

Mama Thokozile Ndlovu was the acting chief of Ofafa village in Ixopo for 25 years. During her tenure, she was responsible for overseeing all community members’ affairs, but the lack of employment opportunities in rural communities inspired her to start her self-help project. Vukani Traditional Centre lies on an area of 6 500 hectares, which covers 11 schools.

Her primary goal is to empower women in her community and make sure that the children have access to education so that her village can rise from poverty and become self-efficient. Her centre includes a piggery, and poultry farm, and she produces crops throughout the year, so she can supply pork, chicken, and fresh vegetables to the local community and school feeding schemes.

IMPACT

CMA provided skills training to 106
Mama transferred skills to 43
Mama provides employment to 10

ACHIEVEMENTS

2011 – Clover Mama Afrika Perfectionist Award – winner

2013 – Clover Mama Afrika / Bernina Sewing Competition – winner

2015 – Clover Mama Afrika / Bernina Sewing Competition – winner

2018 – Clover Mama Afrika / Bernina Sewing Competition – 2nd runner up

PROJECTS

Bread baking
Cooking & baking
Food gardens
Piggery
Poultry & egg laying
Sewing
Quilting

FACTS

Joined CMA: April 2007
Children in her care: 1500
Elderly in her care: 1000
Outreach: 2000

Facts about Mama Thokozile

Vukani Traditional Centre
Ixopo, KwaZulu Natal

  • Nationality and Language:
Zulu
  • Date of Birth:
02 June 1959
  • Marital Status:
Widow
  • Own Children:
6 children (adopted)

“God gave you: eyes, ears, mouth, a brain, and hands – use them wisely and you will succeed.”

2018-08-27T15:37:08+00:00