“Nemato Change a Life (NCAL) offers a holistic set of youth empowerment programmes for disadvantaged youth from the townships in Nemato, Thornhill and Station Hill. We give our youth the mindset, knowledge, skills and support to escape from poverty, for success in life” – NCAL founder Jan Blom .
The main funder of NCAL, the Mike Thomson Change a Life Trust, gave a second Quantum minibus to the organisation recently.
“The trust has been very generous in the last couple of months,” said Blom. “Besides their monthly grants for our running costs, they gave us a second Quantum and t-shirts and jackets for our members. With the new Quantum we can do more work to help more youngsters from our townships to become successful in life.”
NCAL invited Walter Sisulu University (WSU) to Nemato to do a presentation for high school pupils. WSU director and former beneficiary of the Matinyana Bursary Fund, Sylvanus Welcome, advised the pupils to choose maths and science. “That’s where there are jobs and not enough people,” explained Welcome.
Read more in this week’s Talk of the Town.