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The Ibbamo Foundation hosted the first Idream session for 2017 at the Diepsloot Combined School in Johannesburg. We worked with 101 Grade 11 students. Our speakers for the day were Ontiretse Masiane - The Regional Programme Coordinator Sage Foundation, Samuel Bongani Thane - Professional speaker and Member of the Toastmasters International and Tol Ass Mo comedian and television personality. The purpose of the programme is to provide the learners with an intensive integrated approach to leadership and developing ‘built-to-last’-type skills. The programme was both motivational and practical with predetermined class-like breakaway sessions that deal with academic solutions, problem solving, experiments and case-study work. Key topics were centred on: Leadership: How to be an effective leader, The importance of academic excellence, What is the new African story and how can I contribute to it?, How do I become an African ambassador?, Social advocacy and service, How to change your life story, The I DREAM social network platform will be a significant PR and media driver. It will become a communication hub for Ibbamo, its programmes, students and mentors. The Strategic Pillars are Education, Social responsibility, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
The IBBAMO Foundation and its trustees Donated educational goods to the Diepsloot Combined School students. The donated items were collected from different Ibbamo Foundation supporters and sponsors. In addition to the items already donated, the school also requires urgently the following essential items: sanitary pads and deodorants, stationery packs, computer mouse and keyboards. Should you wish to donate further to this deserving school, please either bring the items to be donated to The Fourways Business Centre or contact Berverley Chengetai (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for details regarding collection. The IBBAMO Foundation looks forward to you participating in this worthwhile fundraising project. The Ibbamo foundation inspires and empowers young learners between the ages of 14 and 18 years. It provides a sensible agenda for self-development that will increase their self-esteem and leadership capabilities, as well as enhance their capacity to achieve in whatever context they find themselves in.
Johannesburg based NGO, The Ibbamo Foundation, hosted on Wednesday 30 November their very first Charity Karaoke event. The purpose of the event being to raise funds for one of their beneficiaries, Diepsloot Combined School. The event was held at The Brazen Head, Sandton and was attended by celebrities such as Sophie Ndaba and radio personality Siyabonga Sangweni. In the true spirit of festive cheer, guests took to the stage and did their best renditions of musical classics and pop anthems. Men and women from all walks of life came together over food, drinks and song – all for a good cause. Sophie Ndaba, the Master of Ceremonies, kept the crowds entertained with her witty humour and surprised all with her beautiful singing voice. An educator representing the recipient school, Mr Matshona Nditsheni, shared some of the needs that the school is facing before the surprise raffle. “The needs of our school and greater community are much, including computers, stationery and basic school and teaching items,” he told the 100-strong crowd. Generous sponsors of the event included, Little Sun South Africa, Snap Print, Protea Hotel Marriot, Graham Beck, DevOps Biz, Forgood, Savanna, Bains, Pongracz and of course the venue sponsor, The Brazen Head. In addition to the contributions made by ticket sales, a raffle was held on the night with all proceeds going to the Diepsloot School. In total the event raised in excess of R10 000 and pledges were made in an effort to support the school and the educators’ needs. “It was a great success and we are so pleased that so many people came to support and give of themselves for a good cause. The most important thing was for the school to benefit and we have no doubt this is merely the beginning of greater things for the school. Thank you to all our generous sponsors,” commented Ibbamo chairperson Mrs Agnes Hove. The Ibbamo foundation inspires and empowers young learners between the ages of 14 and 18 years. It provides a sensible agenda for self-development that will increase their self-esteem and leadership capabilities, as well as enhance their capacity to achieve in whatever context they find themselves in. Ibbamo, which stands for Inspired By Barack And Michelle Obbama, is proud to share intellectually in this legacy. Dr. James Makamba founded the Ibbamo Foundation to assist underprivileged African Children attain quality education. The foundation also seeks through education to prepare young Africans for future leadership roles. Makamba is an entrepreneur with a diverse portfolio of interests covering telecommunications, broadcasting, retail, mining and consultancy.
We received a donation of 70 Admission UCT application Forms and Tertiary Textbooks from Lombard Insurance . We delivered them to Diepsloot Combined school . We started the day with an Idream career guidance of the 69 Grade 12 students . After much discussions and circulation of ideas , all the students and the principal of Diepsloot Combined school gave us the permission to collect the students contact details and career choices so we can be able to assist them to attend a career day at any company that will will welcome them to get exposed to the working life in one day. Every student will work for a day in the career chosen. We strongly believe in that manner of empowering and exposing young people, there can be no better career guidance that placing someone 'on' the job to see and ask questions. If your company or organisations is interested to welcome the learners for exposure, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We thank you in advance

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