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The Mvula Trust celebrates Mandela Day with kids

The Mvula Trust celebrates Mandela Day with kids

As part of its Mandela Day activities, The Mvula Trust visited Home of Joy day-care centre to donate food parcels, toys and other goods. The centre is located in Etwatwa near Springs in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. It takes care of approximately forty (40) kids from underprivileged families and their age ranges from three (3) months to six (6) years of age, and some of them are brought to the crèche without food because their parents are either unemployed or rely on the centre for provision.   Handing over the goods to the centre, Chief Operations Officer at The Mvula Trust, Julia Mmushi said: “Mandela subjected his life to detention for the sake of our freedom. He was a selfless and kind – hearted man. It is for this reason that we have to be his agents of change.” The Mvula Trust staff played with kids and showed them love during the event. Appreciating this wonderful gesture, children also sang beautiful songs and danced for the guests. “I am grateful to you The Mvula Trust for assistance. Our centre was struggling with provision of food to the kids. We feel privileged to be visited by you today,” said Doris Sukazi, head of the crèche. Let the spirit of Mandela Day activities continue to positively impact...

DESTROYING SCHOOLS IS REGRESSIVE AND PUTS OUR FUTURE ON SHAKY GROUNDS

Working for the organisation (The Mvula Trust) that has dedicated its resources towards community development, it is highly concerning to see schools incinerated or destroyed in numerous protests taking place across the country. Growing up in rural areas, I know we only had our first secondary school in 1990. I am told that it was difficult to access education back in the mid-80s due to apartheid laws such as Bantu Education Act and Group Areas Act that were imposed on blacks. Learners walked long distances to the isolated school that was built for twenty villages or thereabouts. It was a terrible and apartheid government orchestration. As correctly recorded in this repository: http://overcomingapartheid.msu.edu/sidebar.php?id=65-258-2&page=1, “Bantu Education denied black people access to the same educational opportunities and resources enjoyed by white South Africans.” Surprisingly, as if Bantu Education was not ruthless enough, black communities abolish the only weapon they can utilise to emancipate themselves from poverty and other social ills. This scenario corroborates the fact that we are gradually becoming the worst enemies of our own progress. Although I am not disputing the negative effects of Bantu Education Act such as exclusive admission, infrastructural backlogs and high school fess, I fully believe that education is a developmental tool, and it should be cherished and safeguarded at all cost. I have observed that many residents who embraced education since the advent of democracy have made huge progress – contributing massively towards the development of their communities and country at large....

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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“Value creation provokes spontaneous partnership” – Mr. Silas Mbedzi, CEO of The Mvula Trust

“Value creation provokes spontaneous partnership” – Mr. Silas Mbedzi, CEO of The Mvula Trust

It is our determination as The Mvula Trust to assist and get involved when a good cause or human development initiative is pursued. Recently, we unhesitantly joined forces with the Limpopo Provincial Government when they hosted education summits in their five (5) districts, which culminated into a two-day Limpopo Provincial Education Summit. We are delighted to have constructively participated and contributed in this project geared towards creating a conducive learning and teaching environment. Apart from our founding mandate to persistently confront matters pertaining provision of water and sanitation in rural communities and schools, we have also resolved to broaden our horizons by supporting initiatives that are meant to empower and improve the socio- economic situation in areas where our people live. Edward de Bono – a Maltese physician, psychologist, author, inventor and consultant – was accurate when he uttered this statement: “Companies that solely focus on competition will ultimately die. Those that focus on value creation will thrive”. The levels of our gratification and value creation are interwoven. The cause for our existence should be measured against multifaceted and developmental interventions through which we consciously make a lasting impact in the communities across South Africa.  ...
TMT gears up for the year ahead

TMT gears up for the year ahead

The Mvula Trust (TMT) set aside three days (16 – 18 May 2016) to retreat from the office environment and vanished into the bushy and invigorating Entabeni Safari Conservancy for a strategic planning session. This was a not-to-be-missed opportunity for a leading Non-Governmental Organisation of The Mvula Trust’s magnitude and calibre to gather and map out ways on how to strategically steer the ship in the right direction. According to John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States, the “efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” This statement fittingly echoes the basis for The Mvula Trust to make planning sessions one its annual traditions – with a view to consciously instil a sense of explicit purpose among its personnel. Attendees comprised the executive and management members as well as other employees who are at the core business of the organisation across all The Mvula Trust’s regional offices. Speaking during the opening of the strategic planning session, The Mvula Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Silas Mbedzi emphasised that the organisation (The Mvula Trust) was not going to accomplish its five (5) year strategic plan by default. “In an ideal corporate environment all organisations convene strategic sessions to reflect on their performance, collectively engineer future plans and their sustainability. It is also about how organisations satisfy market needs. We are therefore not immune in this instance,” said Mr. Mbedzi. Apart from the focal point, there were other multiple team-building activities that employees partook of, which were directly linked to how strategies could be successfully and collectively executed with a common and shared vision. The Mvula Trust is...