NYELETI CONSULTING IS INVOLVED IN MANY

INITIATIVES IN CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Nyeleti Consulting is proud and continues to nurture education and skills development. Nine learners, between Grades 10 and 12, at Northbury Park Secondary,in Northdale, can learn, grow and look forward to a bright future. The HR team has recently visited the school in Pietermaritzburg to interact with the principal and learners. It was quiet a memorable meeting that left everyone widely fulfilled.

Caption: left to right:Mr. M.A. Pillay, School Math teacher, Leshna Naicker, Nyeleti Consulting HR; Proud learners that have received funding from Nyeleti Consulting; Kasandra Pillay, Nyeleti Consulting HR; Ms. L Sha, School principal.

CARING

FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Nyeleti supports the Ya-Bana orphanage in the Winter Field district, home to about 150 homeless AIDS orphans from the black community. Apart from an annual financial contribution by the company, staff members also contribute in their personal capacity. This is done through personal donations in the form of food and clothing, helping with maintenance work and organizing and attending special functions such as the annual Christmas tree function. For more information, please visit their website at www.yabana.co.za

Nyeleti also sponsors the development of black amateur wrestlers through an annual contribution to the Zenzele Development Programme of the Gauteng North Wrestling Association. This programme aims to establish wrestling clubs in communities where the sport is not practiced. A number of these wrestlers have already participated at national and international levels.

MATSHIDSO SELEMELA FROM NYELETI CONSULTING, FOUNDER OF HANDS OF LOVE, LED THE FOLLOWING CAMPAIGN, THE DAY EVENT WAS SPONSORED BY NYELETI CONSULTING

MEMO: ALBINISM INITIATIVE

Bid to root out stigma, myths linked to albinism

THE song Freedom is Coming Tomorrow reverberated at Moretele Park in Mamelodi during the second annual albinism awareness event yesterday. The event was organised by the Hands of Love Foundation and brought persons living with albinism, parents, grandparents, and traditional healers organisations together to call for an end to the stigma attached to people living with the genetic condition.

Foundation chairperson Matshidiso Selemela said awareness was crucial as the condition was still marred by stigma and myths. As such, the organisation was reaching out to the community to provide them with information but also encouraging those living with the genetic condition to follow their dreams.

Selemela said misunderstandings and lack of education were the main reason behind attacks and killings on the albinism community that were still continuing to this day. “People still believe persons with albinism are rich or can be used as a charm to get rich. They believe they disappear and have special powers because they look different.”

She said involvement from the government and other stakeholders was lacking severely, hence the movement was moving at such a slow pace. Zandi Nkosi Bangoma, or Gogo Somhlolo, of the Sesiyakhula Njalo NPO said they were representing traditional healers. She said they wanted to address the stigma that healers used body parts of persons living with albinism. Gogo Somhlolo said traditional healers healed people and were not out to cause harm.

NTOMBIKAYISE MTHEMBU with her 8-month-old son Nkosana during the albinism awareness event at Moretele Park. Thobile Mathonsi/African News Agency (ANA)

 

For that reason they attended the event to send out the message that this shall not happen in their name. “There are some of us who are healers and don’t use body parts; and yes there are witches who go out of their way to misinform people. “We want to join forces with the albinism community to say we will support and protect them because they are people with the same blood as all of us.”

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