Say Yes, to go on a community service exchange programme

Diga sim, e participe em um programma de intercāmbio de serviços communitario

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SayXchange participants 2010




Amanda Siphambio

Age: 19
Gender: Female
Place of origin:
Pretoria, South Africa
Biography:

Amanda completed Grade 12 at Willowridge High School in 2009. She volunteered once a week to do community work in an informal settlement in her area. She was also active in several community activities through her church. Amanda is a member of TESDA Youth Club which caters for homeless children between 2 – 16 years in Ongevafte, an area on the outskirts of Pretoria.

Volunteer organisation:

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família (AMODEFA) is a non-governmental organisation whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals by campaigning for sexual and reproductive health in addition to rights through advocacy, particularly for poor and vulnerable people. AMODEFA provides space for various youth interests to have a voice and to challenge exclusion and discrimination in Mozambique.

Location:
Maputo-Cidade, Mozambique



Ayanda Nombila

Age: 23
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Cape Town, South Africa
Biography:

Ayanda is a proactive and hardworking individual who is responsive to the needs of his community. He treats leadership development in high regard. Prior to joining sayXchange, Ayanda was active in the Emerging Leaders Programme.

Volunteer organisation:

Youth Action Movement (YAM) is a non-profit youth organisation that supports youth civic participation by enabling young people to advocate and be recognised. They empower young people to be equal partners in programmatic decision-making and resource allocation, at regional level.

Location:
Maputo-Cidade, Mozambique



Celso Miambo

Age: 21
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Celso completed high school in 2008. He has strong passion for voluntary work; he has a total of 12 years of volunteerism. Celso’s involvement in grass root level activities in his community was motivated by the need to improve the living conditions of his community. He joined sayXchange to learn other ways to address social problems, which he will implement back in Maputo. He is a vibrant teacher who is enthusiastic about learning new things.

Volunteer organisation:

Displaced and Migrant People Support Programme (DMPSP) offers assistance to victims displaced by conflict, economic migration, natural disasters and calamities. DMPSP strives to ensure the protection of rights for displaced and migrant persons.

Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa



Constancio Tivane

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Constancio completed high school in 2008. He lived briefly in the UK on a global exchange scholarship doing voluntary work. He has a devoted interest in community development. His dream is to make positive contributions to his community’s development by innovative means.

Volunteer organisation:

Love Life is an HIV prevention initiative for young people in South Africa. It fosters a sustained and high-powered campaign with nationwide community-level outreach and support programmes to promote healthy, HIV-free living among South African teens.

Location:
Wierda Valley, Gauteng, South Africa



Domingos Hobjane

Age: 21
Gender: Male
Biography:

Domingos completed high school in 2008. He has been an active volunteer for AMODEFA. Domingos is interested in addressing problems in society; he is enthusiastic to share and learn from his experiences in both Mozambique and South Africa. He aspires to study psychology after the exchange programme.

Volunteer organisation:

Durbanville Children's Home is a non-profit organisation which provides a safe therapeutic environment to children in need of emotional, psycho-educational and social support. It currently hosts 144 children between the ages of 2 to 18 years.

Location:
Cape Town, South Africa



Dustin Malema

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa
Biography:

Before joining sayXchange, Dustin was volunteering as an assistant teacher at Sparrow Schools where he worked with students with learning disabilities. Dustin aspires to travel around Africa. He also wants to assist in reducing poverty in Africa through education and training.

Volunteer organisation:

The Mozambican Association for Development (AMODESE) assists poor people in household and small businesses (together with their dependants) to increase and generate profits from their sources of income so as to improve their well-being.

Location:
Maputo, Mozambique



Emilia Sumburane

Age: 22
Gender: Female
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Emilia finished high school in 2009. She is enthusiastic about learning and experiencing new things. She worked as a volunteer for sexual and reproductive health related work at AMODEFA prior to joining sayXchange.

Volunteer organisation:

Morutathuto Primary School is a school for juniors located in Soweto, South Africa.

Location:
Soweto, South Africa



Hilario Vilanculos

Age: 18
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Hilario completed high school in 2009. For many years, he has been active in voluntary work. He was a volunteer at Avimas and Kutenga, organisations which are based in Mozambique. He joined sayXchange particularly to experience how to engage with different communities through voluntary work.

Volunteer organisation:

Durbanville Children's Home is a non-profit organisation which provides a safe therapeutic environment to children in need of emotional, psycho-educational and social support. It currently hosts 144 children between the ages of 2 and 18 years.

Location:
Cape Town, South Africa



Juzaida Swain

Age: 25
Gender: Female
Place of origin:
Strand, Cape Town
Biography:

Prior to joining sayXchange, Juzaida was volunteering as the Awareness Administrator for Clifford Festus Trust. She was also a volunteer at Hearts of Men. Juzaida is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the Western Cape. She has a keen interest in social sciences. She is excited about the opportunity to meet different people, learn about their different cultures and lifestyles through the sayXchange programme.

Volunteer organisation:

KULIMA is a Mozambican non-governmental organisation which promotes integrated social development through programmes in rural development with regard to income generation, education, health and HIV and AIDS, gender issues, microfinance and vulnerable groups.

Location:
Maputo-Cidade, Mozambique



Kefiloe Mokoena

Age: 23
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Biography:

Prior to joining sayXchange, Kefiloe was volunteering as chairperson for Siyabamphili Youth Pioneers. Kefiloe is an advocate for volunteerism. His aspiration is to get to know and understand the different cultures in Africa. He also believes in the significant role youth play in uplifting the livelihoods of people in community development.

Volunteer organisation:

Centre for Mozambican and International Studies (CEMO) is an organisation that seeks to improve the way government operates. They enhance accountability and reporting through the results of applied research.

Location:
Maputo, Mozambique



Leopoldina Manjate

Age: 20
Gender: Female
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Leopoldina completed school in 2009. She became the coordinator for a young activists/volunteers group at the school. She is an active member of the Youth Action Movement in Mozambique. Leopoldina is an energetic individual who is enthusiastic about and ready to face the challenges of life.

Volunteer organisation:

AFS Interculture South Africa is a volunteer, non-profit organisation which promotes and facilitates intercultural learning and awareness; through exchange programs and other intercultural activities to foster peaceful co-existence.

Location:
Rosebank, South Africa



Leovegilda Mavie

Age: 22
Gender: Female
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Leovegilda accomplished various trainings in HIV and AIDS as well as in computer programs. Before joining sayXchange, she was a volunteer in her community where she conducted house visits to people infected with HIV and AIDS. She was also a volunteer at a clinic in Catembe, Maputo. Leovegilda is energetic and is motivated when it comes to facing new challenges.

Volunteer organisation:

Durbanville Children's Home is a non-profit organisation which provides a safe therapeutic environment to children in need of emotional, psycho-educational and social support. It currently hosts 144 children between the ages of 2 and 18 years.

Location:
Cape Town, South Africa



Lina Zondomela

Age: 21
Gender: Female
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Lina completed high school in 2007. She loves working with children; as part of voluntary work, resulting in her working with children’s organisations in her community. She is also active in extra-curricular activities like athletics and theatre. Through sayXchange, Lina looks forward to getting involved and contributing positively to the community’s development using her experience in voluntarism from Mozambique.

Volunteer organisation:

Displaced and Migrant People Support Programme (DMPSP) offers assistance to victims displaced by conflict, economic migration, natural disasters and calamities. DMPSP strives to ensure the protection of rights for displaced and migrant persons.

Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa



Luisa Joao

Age: 20
Gender: Female
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Luisa finished high school in 2009 where she was an activist. Prior to joining sayXchange, she worked as an intern at a clinic in her community.

Volunteer organisation:

Zakheni HIV is an organisation that offers training and disseminates information about HIV and AIDS in South Africa.

Location:
Pretoria, South Africa



Milorde Munguambe

Age: 23
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Maputo, Mozambique
Biography:

Milorde completed high school in 2008 and completed various courses in the field of HIV and AIDS. He has been on a community service volunteer exchange programme before; where he was placed in Cape Town, South Africa. He was involved on voluntary basis with several organisations in Mozambique including Coalizao de Juventude and AMODEFA. Milorde is a flexible individual, eager to learn new things and dedicated to community work through voluntarism.

Volunteer organisation:

Khanya-AICDD - African Institute for Community-Driven Development is an African centre of expertise on community-driven development and sustainable livelihoods. It has a vision to attain a world in which poor people manage development as a means to improve their own livelihoods. The organisation is committed to transformation which fundamentally addresses socio-economic inequalities as well as the needs of poor people. It seeks sustainable African solutions to African problems through learning from best practice.

Location:
Johannesburg, South Africa



Nwabisa Matlhoko

Age: 18
Gender: Female
Place of origin:
Lenasia South, Johannesburg, South Africa
Biography:

Nwabisa completed Matric at St. Martins De Porres High School. She is eager to make a difference in society. She likes interacting with people of diverse cultures and loves reading and watching movies with historical and political perspectives.

Volunteer organisation:

The Association for Advocacy for Sexual Minorities (LAMBDA) is an organisation that advocates for human rights and social equality for homosexual people in Mozambique.

Location:
Maputo-Cidade, Mozambique



Pandelani Livhua

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Biography:

Before joining sayXchange, Pandelani was studying Development Studies at the University of South Africa. He was also a volunteer at the City Year South Africa organisation. Pandelani has an enthusiastic interest in interfacing with and experiencing other African cultures.

Volunteer organisation:

KULIMA is a Mozambican non-governmental organisation which promotes integrated social development through programmes in rural development with regard to income generation, education, health and HIV and AIDS, gender issues, microfinance and vulnerable groups.

Location:
Maputo, Mozambique



Tirelo Mogotsi

Age: 22
Gender: Male
Place of origin:
Tembisa, Johannesburg, South Africa
Biography:

Tirelo has a keen interest in community work having volunteered in several community programmes, one of them being aiding youth to fight crime, drug and alcohol abuse. Tirelo is hard-working and dedicated to community development. Before joining sayXchange, Tirelo was working at EDCON as a retailer.

Volunteer organisation:

AAssociacao Nucleo de Mavalane Contra Droga e Sida (NMCDS) also referred to as the Centre for Drugs and AIDS. Mavalane promotes and defends sexual and reproductive health, working to change behaviours and mindsets.

Location:
Maputo-Cidade, Mozambique

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