The continuation of a brighter future

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Sbu’s Orientation to working with children

The continuation of a brighter future

Nomcebo holding Smartstart award

Nomcebo won the Club Coach competition for the person who had uploaded the most detailed profile information about our SmartStarters (ECD facilitators)

As a young woman from a semi-rural area I have always wanted to pursue a career in Development and luckily I have had the opportunity to do so.

My decision to become a community development practitioner was merely because I wanted to “be the change” that I wanted to see in my community – and Africa at large. I have always envisioned people coming together as a collective to take action and generate solutions to the problems that they encounter every day. As we know, community well-being, ranging from social and economic to environmental and cultural, depends on the collective engagement and views of the people who are part of this community.

I have the great opportunity to work for an NPO like LETCEE, which offers me vast opportunities to be able to work with a range of different people who have different beliefs and views on what and how development is and how it should go about for them. It is both a learning and teaching curve for the community and myself as an individual.

Working for the SmartStart project as the Club coach has been the best highlight for me at LETCEE. This project aims at developing and generating young and passionate learners with a strong foundation to become the best that they can be from an early age. We have also been able to give an opportunity to the community members both in Msinga and Greytown: We recruit and train participants to be early learning franchisees, offering them an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of their children and also empower them as individuals with the skills and knowledge that will be beneficial to them in the long run.

As I end off, working for such a dynamic, vibrant organisation is both thought-provoking and inspiring, but it also comes with altered challenges which build and encourage you to being a better and well-informed person, willing to achieve the aims and values that LETCEE stands for. At the end of the day when the hard work proves successful, seeing the children’s faces when they do something they didn’t think they could, realising that fulfillment and pride in their eyes makes everything worth it. And then waking up early in the morning for work is a joy and a privilege. What could be better than that?

Written by Nomcebo Sithole


  1. Sbu says:

    Big up on good work Nomcebo my Collegue so proud of you.????

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