Nzalo Careers mentor 67 learners from disadvantaged communities in commemoration for Mandela Day on Saturday 16 July 2016

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Nzalo Careers and Freedom Park engage 67 learners on Critical Career Conversations and leadership on Mandela Day 16 July 2016 at Freedom Park

Under the theme, “The African Dream”,  Nzalo Careers and Freedom Park will on Saturday 16 July commemorate Mandela Day by rolling out the Nzalo Mentorship Programme aimed at empowering 67 young grade 12 and tertiary learners from Olivenhoitbosch, Diepsloot, Ennerdale, Alexandra, Mamelodi, Atteridgeville and Sunnyside communities.

The main aim of the Nzalo Mentorship Programme is to cultivate a culture where young people ask relevant questions to experienced professionals and to also acknowledge the importance of having a mentor to keep them accountable in their journey to success. The event is structured to ensure that the platform allows both mentor and mentee to continue the relationship even after the event.

Apart from this event, the Nzalo Careers on a continuous basis conducts afterschool care programmes nationally. These programmes are aimed at facilitating career and leadership development as well as hosting various educational career activities.

Mandela Day in is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy. It is a global movement to honour his life – tata Madiba’s work and act to change the world for the better. This is a call to emerging leaders in today’s generation to get involved – It is in our hands to take action, says Nzalo Careers Managing Director, Ms Sedzani Netshitenzhe.

On the day, 67 high school learners and undergraduates together with their assigned mentors will embark on a 67 minute mentorship session at Freedom Park, with guest speakers like Shakes Dlutu from MSM Training and many more. Learners will also have an opportunity to hear what the youth dreams Africa should be like.

The Nzalo Mentorship Programme unifies a global leadership network passionate about  investing in the next generation of youth leaders. The aim is to empower 67 young people on career, leadership and personal development skills so they can also take it back to their communities.

“Freedom Park could not be more proud, to be involved in youth development initiatives. After signing a memorandum of agreement with Nzalo Careers last year we have been involved in many life changing learner programmes with our partners.  We are looking forward to this great initiative”, says Jane Mufamadi Freedom Park Chief Executive Officer.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday 16 July 2016

Time: 8h30

Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria

Enquiries: Sedzani Netshitenzhe 012 342 5678 / 073 481 8510 or Naomi Madima on 060 961 3851

Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of Freedom Park

14 July 2016