Future Leaders and Young Great Minds

 Project name: Future Leaders and Young Great Minds

Prince Nofoto describes the project as cultivating and grooming of youth development.

When was the project initiated?

The project was initiated in 2013.

Who started the project?

I solely initiated the project and in due course I was joined by a few who later departed the project.

What motivated the initiation of the project?

The motivation was seeing children who had no jerseys during winter walking to school, not wearing anything warm.

What is the objective of the project?

The objective of the project was and still is about bringing positive change in the lives of the youth. I aimed to empower the youth both academically and in life by eliminating the element of ignorance that saturates the impoverished community. Generally, I pride myself on being a facilitator that mobilises awareness.

Why is this project needed in your community?

The need for the project lies in its objectives, being the cultivation, groomers and nurturers of youth development. These are drivers in the elimination of social issues and injustices that our community at large faces. I personally believe poverty is a circle that remains hard to break, but together we can.

Who have you assisted through this project? What does this assistance look like?

First and foremost, family, friends and neighbours have also provided me with a strong support structure. Religious organisations and the REKGONNE Warriors team, whom deal with victims of rape. The assistance being in the essence of mobilisation, that is providing me with the masses.

Do you think your project encourages leadership? In what way?

It certainly does in that it liberates the minds of youth. It provides a platform for independent thinking and the voicing of ones views. Providing individuals with an opportunity to lead a particular division.

Do you require funding/sponsorship for this project to be a success?

We most certainly do. I do however feel funding is rather a prerequisite, because this project runs solely on my pocket and donations.

Name some of the challenges you face?

Unreliability amongst stakeholders; lack of resources like data, capital or space; approaching people who are amongst us that hold the perception that what we stand for is unsustainable. *Accommodation, for unfavourable weather conditions.

Name some of the successes?

Observing the change it brought upon people’s lives. The impact it has had on people is what sturs the fire inside me and pushes me to keep doing it no matter the obstacles I stumble upon.  

Where do you envision your project to be in 3 years time?

Three years from now I hope the project will be self-sustainable and efficient. It’s being diversified to accommodate more than the youth and the problems they face. I want it to be big to such an extent that though I may not be part of it, it can grow and finance itself.

In an ideal world, your project will achieve success if….?

If there is enough funding and the right parties involved.

Get in touch with Prince:

Cellphone: 078 136 7704

Email: princenofoto@gmail.com

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