Leadership Course

iKusasalethu commenced a few years ago with 20 learners from one school, that we took to Spirit of Adventure. We are delighted to announce that now, in 2018, we are planning on taking 100 students to the leadership course on 7 June. These students are from 4 different high schools, namely Thabela, Kwantebeni, Khabazela and Nqunqulu High, all from the valley of 1000 hills. You can partner with iKusasalethu by checking our website http://ikusasalethu.hillside.org.za. If you would like to assist more students to be involved in our programme, then please make a donation into our bank account – iKusasaLethu, Standard Bank, Hillcrest, Account No. 058 098 992. The total number of students across the schools that iKusasalethu is working with now totals 1038. We thank our faithful donors for continuing to support the programme, and making sure that more young lives are changed by iKusasalethu. Should you require more information, please call: 0317653080 Or e-mail: joe@hillside.org.za

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Joe’s Blog

We are excited about 2015 and we are happy that iKusasalethu is moving forward. We pleased to be adding another grade in KwaNtebeni High School, which is grade 9 and we also welcome Lindo Mthembu from Hillcrest, Embo onto the team. Lindo will assist Sipho at KwaNtebeni High school. Joe and Sipho are doing grade 9’s and Nothi and Lindo are doing grade 8’s. In addition to teaching, the team is committed to visit parents more regularly, to get to know their backgrounds. This is will be the platform for encouragement and to assess how learners and their families can be supported.

Last year we took a group of learners to the Spirit of Adventure to teach them more about leadership. And this year we are planning to facilitate two one-day holiday clubs mid-year. The first will be for all the grade 8s, and the second for all the grade 9s. These will be held in the community hall in Botha’s Hill. Our plans also include afternoon motivational workshops for relevant teachers from both high schools. It is hoped that two such workshops will be facilitated each year. The aim of such workshops will be to encourage and support teachers. 

Thanks to the team and iKusasalethu donors. We know we can’t change everyone, but we are doing everything we can to positively influence and change one learner at a time. The learners really enjoy the existence of our NGO because it helps them in a lot of different aspect of their lives.

Thanks from Joe and the team