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Hlakudi Malatji

Hlakudi Gert Malatji, 27, runs a youth development organisation that helps feed and educate the youth of Gomora, Pretoria.

The Malusi Youth Development Organisation, founded in 2015, runs an after-school education programme, feeding scheme, sports and arts programme and youth entrepreneurship programme.

It also helps with the upkeep of sports grounds and facilities where its workshops are held, and actively raises funds to improve the facilities. The organisation’s mission is to provide quality youth development programmes to the ever expanding residential areas of Malusi 1 & 2, and to focus on providing full services with an emphasis on convenient hours, as well as educational and social skills development.

Hlakudi, who stays with his parents in the informal settlement, has helped more than 200 young people in the past three years through the organisation, and hopes to continue building youth who have the knowledge and skills needed to practice leadership and participate in community life.

Find the Malusi Youth Development Organisation on Facebook.

Nominated in category: Compassion

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