The Icebolethu Foundation is dedicated to focusing and driving community development projects that will contribute to developing one community area at a time.
Here are some of the recent initiatives we’ve been involved in:
- House Handover
- 100 Scarce Skills
- Rhoda Girls Leadership Programme
- Back To School Campaign
- 67 Minutes of Mandela Day
- Mother’s Day Luncheon
- Gogo’Fit Initiative
- And lastly, Mavis Mcoyi Home For The Elders
100 SCARCE SKILLS CAREERS INDABA
The South African Government has identified 100 scarce skills nationally that are essential in the work place. In line with this, Icebolethu Foundation has taken the opportunity to contribute towards education and empower the youth, through the 100 Scarce Skills Campaign as part of our Corporate Social Investment. The Foundation annually hosts the 100 Scarce Skills Career Indaba that was attended by 3 500 learners in 2017 and this year the event will be attended by 15 000 learners over 3 days from Ugu, Pinetown, Ilembe and Umlazi districts. This year the main focus for the exhibition will be the grade 9 learners who get an opportunity to engage with Tertiary institutions. In addition, the learners also get an opportunity to engage with different corporates for a practical guidance on choosing their careers. In ensuring that the learners are fully equipped and ready for the real world, the program includes motivational talks from public figures and a Q and A session to inspire and guide this next generation. Courtesy of Icebolethu Foundation and its partners, the learners are provided with practical goodie bags with material to guide them post the Career Indaba.
The Icebolethu Foundation’s 100 Scarce Skills Career Indaba is an action packed event full of engagement, information, fun, powerful talks and it lives up to the Foundation’s motto that TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
The next 100 Scarce Skills event will take place over three days from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August 2018 at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
To contribute towards making this event a success please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org / 031 201 1281
Partner with us to make a change
Bank: First National Bank, Account Name: Icebolethu Foundation
Account Number: 62572006958, Branch Code: 221126
Mother’s Day Luncheon
The Icebolethu Foundation Mother’s Day Luncheon initiative has been running for 3 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.
“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.
Studies have proven that physical activity in seniors is the number one contributor to longevity, adding extra years to one’s life. Benefits include maintaining or losing weight, enhanced mobility, reduces the impact of illness and chronic disease, improved sleep, boosts mood and self-confidence. These are all important attributes to one’s health; that is why at Icebolethu Foundation we are dedicated to inspiring senior ladies to stay active in order to enjoy great quality of life.
We aim to achieve this through the Gogo’Fit initiative which is a fun marathon for the elderly females. At the Gogo’Fit events we aim to educate and encourage grannies on practical ways to eat healthy, be physically and socially active as well as empowering them with entrepreneurial skills. This is an ongoing initiative that aims to transform lives one granny at a time.
Back To School Campaign
At Icebolethu Foundation we run a programme termed the “BACK TO SCHOOL” campaign. This campaign is aimed at assisting under privileged 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 4 years and boasts the success of handing over school uniform, shoes and lunch bags to over 1000 children in schools around the KZN Region.
“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia Walker. At Icebolethu Foundation we are committed to taking care of the elderly and vulnerable in our community.
Consistent with this commitment, we built and handed over a fully furnished house for a deserving elderly and her family. The family, is supported by the grandparent’s grant and they were previously living in a shack that had leaks and was an electrical hazard. We aim to do more of these projects with the assistance of Icebolethu Funerals and our partners.
67 Minute Mandela Day
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
In line with the amazing legacy of Mr. Nelson Mandels’s life and the Nelson Madela Day initiative Icebolethu Foundation visited a Home in Greytown, Khayalami Children’s Village. The home houses over 60 vulnerable children between the ages of 2-21.
Icebolethu Foundation is committed to developing the community by eradicating poverty through implementing health and education programs, thus driving basic shelter projects.
- 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.