Developing Passion & Creating Opportunity
Zingela Ulwazi is an NPO based in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Our mission is to inspire, empower and ignite untapped potential to improve lives and custodianship of nature.
We collaborate with local communities and organisations to create projects focused on resilience, leadership, creativity and prosperity.
Some of our Achievements
Permaculture Explorers achieves our first milestone!
After launching Permaculture Explorers in RDP Village, Acornhoek, Mpumalanga in March 2019, we are delighted to have achieved our first milestone: the successful funding and installation of fences around vegetable gardens in each woman’s yard. The fences mark the difference between hunger and nourishment; without them, the communities’ goats, chicken and cattle eat everything in the ground, and no vegetable garden survives. After 5 months coursework, the women have all reported an increase in not only their knowledge of organic gardening and enterprise development, but improved self esteem, better health, greater income and happiness.
We won a coveted place in the Vega School of Design’s Brand Challenge, where their students pitched three different options to re-brand Zingela Ulwazi and FPELA.
We partnered with local women to create bags for elephant and turtle netsukes and sculptures, a modest job creation project and support for the Makotikoti Arts Project protecting endangered loggerhead turtles in KZN www.wildtotems.co.za
We recently developed a library for Sibonile Day Care & Grade R School in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga, where we have helped other schools and Ekhurhuleni Centre for Orphans and Vulnerable Children build theirs.
We partnered with acclaimed South African artist Andries Botha to build a life-size elephant sculpture and run an art workshop at Shobiyana Secondary School in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga to bolster the school’s vibrant art program.
XiTsonga/English children’s storybook
We created a XiTsonga/English children’s storybook illustrated by the children of Ekhuruleni Centre for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
We have distributed over 4,000 indigenous language and English books to local school libraries.
Ekhurhuleni Centre Library
Working with the team at Ekhurhuleni Centre for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, we created a library and trained carers in basic librarianship.