Together We Can Change The World

The Icebolethu Foundation is dedicated to focusing and driving community development projects that will contribute to developing one community area at a time.

Icebolethu Foundation is dedicated to empowering the youth and giving to the underprivileged in order to build stronger individuals who in term build strong communities. We have a wide range of programmes that impact our communities at different levels from meeting a need through building a home or providing uniforms to mentorship that build individuals holistically.

Home Building Initiative

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”

― Tia Walker.

Icebolethu Foundation is committed to building homes for the needy through the Home Building Initiative. The third house-building project was accomplished through partnership between African Unity Life and Icebolethu Foundation. Icebolethu Foundation team was contacted by a concerned citizen who has witnessed the devastation of a house that had collapsed in rural Estcourt, in KwaZulu-Natal. The family who lived there was an elderly couple, Mr. and Mrs. Mdakane, who had very little financial means to rebuild their home and were further disadvantaged by Mr. Mdakane being blind. As done previously, Icebolethu Foundation yielded to the call and partnered with African Unity Life to assist the Mdakane family.

On 11th  October 2019, African Unity Life and Icebolethu Foundation had the honour to handover a brand new, fully furnished home to the Mdakane family. The handover was a momentous and joy-filled event as the elderly couple who had no means to help themselves through the tough conditions, stepped into their brand new home.

Back To School Campaign

At Icebolethu Foundation we run a programme termed the “BACK TO SCHOOL” campaign. This campaign is aimed at assisting underprivileged students with basic schooling necessities such as school uniform, shoes and lunch bags. This is a major need in KZN as thousands of children attend school without the required uniforms and some have to make do with worn out uniforms, at Icebolethu Foundation we are doing our part to provide the much needed assistance. The Back To School Campaign has been running successfully for the past 5 years and boasts the success of handing over school uniform, shoes and lunch bags to over 2000 children in schools around the KZN Region. In 2019 we handed over school forms to schools in the following areas;

  • Port Shepstone – Kwamaveshe Hall
  • PMB – Umsunduzi Municipality City Hall
  • Bergville – Wood Ford hall
  • Mandeni – Sibusisiwe Hall
  • Esikhawini – Esikhawini H2 Hall
  • Umkomaas – Amahlongwa Hall

Mother’s Day Luncheon

The Icebolethu Foundation Mother’s Day Luncheon initiative has been running for 4 years. Through events geared at showing our appreciation to the elderly community we give away food parcels to 250 elderly females. During the event the senior ladies are treated to fun entertainment, motivational talks and a social lunch. They are then presented with the grocery parcels that consist of all the basic essential foods that can sustain a family for at least a month. We do this because we care, and because we believe in taking care of those who paved the way for our generation and the generations to come.

Rhoda Girls

“If you educate a man, you educate one person. If you educate a woman, you educate a nation”-UN. In a continent where woman are vulnerable, and not given equal opportunities and respect that is offered to men, we at Icebolethu Foundation are taking a stand and doing our part to shape the next generation of young women through the Rhoda Girls programme. The programme was launched in 2017 and through the programme we adopted 50 girls to mentor for a period of 5 years. The Rhoda Girls programme is a holistic approach to empowering young African women to be the best they can be and be leaders in society. The program includes character building camps that take place 4 times annually. At these camps we provide much needed education on mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Through this programme we build young women to be the best version of themselves, empowering them not just for themselves but for their families and communities. Through this investment we know that our nation as a whole will become a better place as women take up their rightful place and steer this country to prosperity and unity.

Gogo’Fit

Studies have proven that physical activity in senior citizens is the number one contributor to longevity. Benefits include maintaining or losing weight, enhanced mobility, reducing the impact of illness and chronic diseases, improving sleep, boosting the overall emotional state and self-confidence. These are all important attributes to one’s health and that is why Icebolethu Foundation is dedicated to inspiring senior ladies to stay active in order to enjoy a great quality of life. The Foundation achieves this through the Gogo’Fit initiative which is a fun marathon for elderly females.

The Gogo’Fit initiative has been running for two years and a little over 600 grannies participated in the 5 km walk in 2019. At the Gogo’Fit events, the elderly are educated and encouraged on practical ways to eat healthy, be physically and socially active as well as empowering them with entrepreneurial skills. In 2019, the Gogo’Fit initiative was bigger and better with exciting prices that were sponsored by Mr Price, Pep and FRC Cars. Gogo’Fit is an ongoing initiative that is transforming lives of the elderly in our communities, one granny at a time.

100 Scarce Skills Careers Indaba

The South African Government has identified 100 scarce skills nationally that are essential in the workplace. In line with this observation, Icebolethu Foundation has taken the opportunity to contribute towards education and empower the youth through the 100 Scarce Skills Campaign. The Foundation hosted the 100 Scarce Skills Career Indaba that was attended by 3 500 learners in 2017 and 15 000 in 2018. The main focus for the exhibition was grade 9 learners who were provided an opportunity to engage with tertiary institutions. In addition, the learners also got to engage with different corporates for practical guidance on career options.

In order for the 100 Scarce Skills Program to be reach more students and be more impactful, Icebolethu Foundation has compiled a 100 Scarce Skills Diary which contains all the information regarding the 100 Scarce Skills. The diaries have been designed to be fun, engaging and very informative, with practical self-assessments that students can conduct themselves in order to learn which careers will best suit them. The 100 Scarce Skills Program is assisting the underprivileged youth to make wise and informed career choices that will afford them a brighter and more rewarding future.

Partner with us to make a change

Bank: First National Bank, 

Account Name: Icebolethu Foundation

Account Number: 62572006958, 

Branch Code: 221126

Mission

The Icebolethu Foundation is dedicated to focusing and driving community development projects that will contribute to developing one community area at a time.

Objectives

  • To provide strategic support services to the Organizations target market.
  • To identify the needs of relevant communities and developing programs and projects geared at fulfilling those needs.
  • To generate income through fundraising initiatives to fund the activities and projects involved thus to ensure sound sustainability.
  • To achieve operational short and long term goals for the achievement and completion of individual projects and programs, the resources used for each and the degree of success that the Organization wants to achieve.
  • To establish sound partnerships with relevant external parties such as local Government, local and international media and the community members involved

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