Several young delegates, who attended the Conference
were inspired to start their own empowerment projects:
Environmental Agents of Change – Bloemfontein
Phenyo Rakhudu, Kwanda Myeni, Margo Fargo, Brigette Matala
Our mission is to …
– inspire and develop communities to become self-sustaining
– equip communities to learn how to make waste work for themselves
– improve people’s quality of life using renewable resources.
We aim to educate and raise awareness
on the importance of waste management and
sustainable development by creating a culture of being sensitised to the natural environment.
Ultimately, this will create a desire for individuals to take responsibility
for their natural environment.
Our projects are generally targeted at the less privileged communities
due to the poor living conditions which are prevalent in such communities.
Our projects include:
– Waste management program:
The design and implementation of a new waste management system
around the Mangaung area of Bloemfontein
– Community development
around Namibia Square, an impoverished community in Bloemfontein
Environmental Agents of Change lives by the following statement: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to far, go together”
Community Empowerment in Botshabelo
Letlatsa Chabane and his Crew
Letlatsa and his friends decided to no longer complain about the problems, but discuss possible solutions.
They decided to promote self-empowerment of young ones and service to the needy.
1. They set up a tutoring system for students from grade 1 to matric,
so the children of the township in Botshabelo have a real chance
to excel at school.
2. Further they collaborate with grocery companies and provide food
to the needy – old people or HIV victims.