East London, East Cape, South Africa is one of the most beautiful places in South Africa, besides being a holiday destination it is also a region that enjoys a great commitment to growing, here is a little story that might entice you to travel here in the sunny region. If you are interested in more information, contact the author at the mail address below.
Levomvo is the name of the Aloe flower IsiXhosa, to some the flame of the colorful flower sends the message of defiance to the drought that descends each day as we make our way through a dry winter, to others it means hope and dreams. Led by the tireless Thoko Mlonyeni, the Ivomvo team is tirelessly advancing towards their goals. Ivomvo is a Part 21 Company, a primarily Australian Government funded NGO, specializing in the provision of education and all services related to the promotion of physical activity and sport in communities and schools, with Aloe flower representing their commitment to all supporting branches. from the local community.
Ldentifying the shortcomings of existing school sports facilities and the need for decisive assistance, Imvomo offers training courses, facilitates tournaments, and guides community members, including parents, teachers, and seniors in the immediate community, to become trainers. At the same time providing help and assistance to children of all levels, developing skills and dreaming. Ivomvu played an important role in youth development projects by organizing junior rugby and netball tournaments in Mdantsane, forming a symbiotic association with the local community and sports clubs with which they often share facilities. Attempts are being made to stimulate these sports among young people in the region and to encourage their participation in sports to improve their daily conditions. Working at the Berea office in East London, Thoko and her team are supported by a highly qualified Board of Directors. The Board consists of community leaders in their fields and monitors the strategic direction and vision implemented by Imvomvo’s staff, coordinators and volunteers.
Outperforming many successful projects such as the Ginsburg Pilot Club project, life skills and self-confidence training for youth, including HIV/AIDS programmes, Ivomvo plays an important role in helping the less advantaged members of our Eastern Cape community achieve personal growth. targets. But as with any meaningful project of this nature, the help needed is endless. Applications are currently being evaluated by the Sports and Recreation Department at Bisho. Thoko and team will certainly appreciate the greater support of committed local businesses, the needs of the poorer segment of our community are so broad that South Africans are passionate about both sport and community development, this is an opportunity to be constructively involved in development. community. For example, with the kind assistance of Continental meats from a local butcher, Ivomvo runs a soup kitchen where they serve one meal a day. A soup kitchen facilitated by elderly volunteers from the nearby community who teach vegetable growing to support this project. Potential through learning and skills development with a vision to become a key player in uniting South African communities through empowerment, sport and leisure programmes, a key word in the mission statement.
Alan Hawkins – CEO