By: Sthabiso Mdledle and Fuzelihle Ngcobo

The National Lotteries Commission has granted project funding to Izimpilo Zethu, a community and youth-based organization that is situated in Ntuzuma township north of Durban.

“It has been a delightful journey working with Democracy Development Program (DDP) and other partners to reach this milestone”, said the organization Founder and Managing Director Fuzelihle Ngcobo.  

According to Ngcobo, the support and assistance provided by DDP in the form of Resources to do programs, Trainings, Workshops, Camps and Mentorship has opened several doors for his organization.

“You deserve all the credit for helping us grow to become the funding allegeable organization we are today. Our vision of Young people transitioning into adulthood in a cohesive and caring community, that has all the resources it needs to foster constructive social engagements and robust economic development is one step closer to becoming a reality.

We cannot thank you enough for our partnership,” he added.

Izimpilo Zethu was founded in August 2016 by Fuzelihle Ngcobo, a young person who saw a need for his community to grow it youth and to share his knowledge with young people in the area.

Since the formation of the organization, Ngcobo was introduced to DDP programs, such as the Citizen Engagement Program as well as the CSO Mentoring and Strengthening Program.

DDP is very proud of the impact it has in communities.

Fuzelihle Ngcobo is a proud DDP Associate Facilitator.

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