"SOMETHING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT. I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY FUTURE, AND BROKE UP WITH MY FEARS. NOW, I'M ENGAGING WITH MY DREAMS."
The picture may seem bleak: dirt roads, long-drop toilets, old mud huts alongside small modern homes, lines of ladies with buckets snaking around a water truck, crops dying in the fields. But in the midst of all this, is life. A safe space for school kids to gather in the afternoons, to read, play, craft, and learn.
A vibrant place for unemployed youth to learn new skills that many take for granted: computer lessons for the first time, life skills for better self-management and work readiness, English classes to improve communication for job interviews. A learning centre with computers and internet – the only access for miles around.
An opportunity for the hopeless and marginalised to learn that they can turn their lives around – if they’re willing to participate, engage, put aside apathy, uncertainty and hopelessness. And we exist to show them that they can.
I Learn to Live – Ngifundela Ukuphila is a non-profit organisation focused on providing education opportunities to school children and youth in rural Zululand.
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What we do
How your donation changes a life:
- R150 – after school care programme per month (4 sessions a week)
- R350 a month – youth skills development
- Running the only computer centre is the community and surrounds, is expensive. Online studies chew data, but give students access to knowledge, skills and training.
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Where we are
I Learn to Live – Ngifundela Ukuphila, is situated at the Ngqamuzane Support Centre in Dlangubo, Empangeni. We are located in the Uthungulu Municipal District, and work with school children and youth from the Umlalazi and Umhlathuze local districts of KwaZulu-Natal.