Byline: Levhuwani Matumba
22 year old Thulane Mtsweni said it was not easy for him to see young people of Embalenhle perish through the use of substance abuse and other social ills.
Thulane is the founder of Sekwanele Youth Empowernment Organization which is based in Embalenhle.
According to him, the organization currently have 8 volunteers who share the same sentiments, which is helping young people to have a better future.
“We focus on young children, especially those who are still in primary schools so that they are able to make wise life decisions about their future.
We talk to them about substance abuse, bullying, gender based violence and depression,” said Thulane who is also a student at GS College in Evander.
According to Sekwanele Youth Empowernment members, they reach young people by visiting them in schools, churches and also arrange awareness marches.
Thulane also mentioned that when they come across situations that needs police or social worker interventions, they do referrals.
In order for the organization to be sustainable, they request for help from the community and businesses.
Thulane said they need assistance with refreshments during their organized marches and the printing of pamphlets.
For more information on the organisation or sponsorship contact Thulane on 081 851 4311