MY MENTOR MY COACH – IZIKO LABAHLALI (THE HEARTH OF THE COMMUNITY)

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High unemployment, the challenges of living with HIV/AIDS, poverty, crime and lack of effective
education are some urgent problems facing South Africa today. There is an equally urgent need for leadership at the community level – a positive approach that focuses on creating solutions and seizing opportunities.

My Mentor, My Coach is built around a leadership program called Iziko Labahlali (meaning Hearth of the Community).Developed by My Arms Open Wide, Iziko Labahlali provides individuals with mentoring, coaching and skills training.One of the key approaches is working with mothers, youth and young adults to be able to accept and own their own story and thenuse that story to take a leadership role in their own lives.

Iziko Labahlali equips individuals with a new mindset, opening their eyes to the possibilities that surround them.Those who receive training are then able to deliver Iziko Labahlali, and they become mentors and coaches themselves.My Mentor, My Coach is building strong foundations for communities, helping them transform from within.

SUPPORTING GENDER EQUALITY

This powerful non-denominational course supports gender equality and builds skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Community building
  • Management
  • Coping skills
  • Restorative justice
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Communication
  • Culturally-grounded learning

PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS

  • Manzimvula Ventures, Inc.
  • Vital Edge Consulting
  • JL Zwane Community Centre
  • I Am Somebody!
  • The Sustainability Institute
  • Centre for Rural Development