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Gerald climbs 3 mountains to lead change at Mamelani Projects

Gerald climbs 3 mountains to lead change at Mamelani Projects

Personal message

I have been appointed as the new director at Mamelani Projects and I am very excited about this new dawn in the life of the organisation and my own. As part of me stepping into this new role I have challenged myself to climb 3 major peaks above Cape Town namely, Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head in one day.  My goal is to raise R50 000 for the training and skills development of youth transitioning from children’s homes, community champions in our health programme and people who form part of the Mamelani team. Mamelani works with people to increase their sense of agency and ability to improve their own lives. We work with young people coming out of state care through our Youth Development Programme and with women through our Community Health Programme.

Growing up on the Cape Flats, I spent a lot my time dodging bullets and had to find ways of steering away from gangsterism in all its forms. I didn’t think much of how growing up in Lotus River contributed toward the resilience I possess today. When I became an adult and everything from a youth worker to a social worker, these experiences became secondary to any ideas I had about development. My journey at Mamelani Projects for almost a decade has revealed something different. It has been about discovering my value, dusting off the medals that I thought were insignificant and allowing them to shine in ways that allow other people to see their value too. I have been very fortunate to have a community of supportive people who have walked alongside me and provided me with the opportunity to discover the contribution I want to make to this world. I am climbing these mountains as my commitment to leading change and to supporting the growth and development of those around me.

I invite you to join me and the Mamelani team in building the resilience that we need to work collectively in today’s times, and to continue to do what we do, as we walk alongside the people we serve. If you would like to learn more about Mamelani Projects please click on the link www.mamelani.org.za  

 

Donations

  • Oct 06, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Well done!!" - Maja & Mattias

  • Oct 05, 2018 - R 1 542.30
  • "Good luck...onwards and upwards!!!" - Aussie Family

  • Oct 04, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best from Anna & Jeppe <3" - Anna & Jeppe

  • Oct 03, 2018 - USD $ 21.97
  • "So awesome that you are doing this Gerald! Wishing you good luck. Please be safe. Lots of love" - The de Castro's :-)

  • Oct 02, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Best wishes for the many climbs ahead!" - Pat Eddy

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 4 331.45
  • "Gerald -- Always impressed so much by the work you do. Happy to support you in this amazing venture. With lots of love, Douglas Foster" - Douglas Foster

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "God’s Speed Boet!" - Stuart Hendry

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "You and Mamelani are definitely shining spirits. I'm excited to see how you continue evolve together. " - Tana

  • Sep 27, 2018 - R 1 449.54
  • "Cheering you on from far away! It was a privilege to work alongside you. Blessings to you, your team and your family in this season. Big love!" - Lindsay Henley

  • Sep 17, 2018 - USD $ 49.95
  • "We are proud to know you Gerald." - Peter and Leslie van Berkum

  • Sep 17, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Go G!" - Clinton Osbourn

  • Sep 05, 2018 - USD $ 82.30
  • "Keep running getuie" - Jack

  • Aug 29, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing you all the best." - Susan

  • Aug 07, 2018 - R 310.00
  • "Gerald, thanks for making this world a better place. " - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Keep climbing." - Jax

  • Jul 24, 2018 - USD $ 23.45
  • "I am so excited for you for this new season!!! Really proud to be on your team and walk alongside you " - Monika Edwards

  • Jul 22, 2018 - R 719.74
  • "In memory of the past, for your commitment of the present, and a rainbow future" - Donald

  • Jul 22, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "All the best !" - Carsten

  • Jul 12, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Mange tanker til dig fra mig, Karin" - Karin Efsen

  • Jul 11, 2018 - R 100.00
  • "Very inspired by your work! " - Erin Stern

  • Jul 09, 2018 - USD $ 58.63
  • "Enjoy the journey! " - Sarah Bell

  • Jul 09, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck" - Jerry

  • Jul 07, 2018 - R 920.26
  • "Our very best wishes from London" - Sue & Colin Bell

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 1 850.76
  • "Go Gerald! We are so proud of you! What a ritual to embark upon this journey! Lisa Brunton" - Lisa

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Well done and Best og luck,very proud of you." - Sumon Phonwut

  • Jul 02, 2018 - R 771.15
  • "Hi Gerald. Your message is very inspiring. You are an example ! Keep pushing !! " - Jip the J

  • Jul 01, 2018 - USD $ 114.99
  • "So proud of all you have, and are yet to achieve! Love your Aussie niece xx" - Kirsty

  • Jul 01, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good luck with the climbing. LL Signe (-:" - S.G

  • Jul 01, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Safe travels" - Jeppe

  • Jun 30, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Happy birthday and good luck in your new position. We are behind you all the way!! " - Dee and Ron

  • Jun 28, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "If not in person, then I´ll be with there in spirit.. Go get those mountains." - Mads

  • Jun 22, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Remember our trip to Khayelitsha with the boys with great joy, good luck" - Finn Leer

  • Jun 22, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "A fantastic way to mark a new chapter for Mamelani - your vision and your innovation shines through!" - Thea Shahrokh

  • Jun 22, 2018 - USD $ 46.51
  • "Good luck on your hike, hope you enjoy it!" - Diane

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 36.40
  • "You rock Gerald! Keep keeping on ??" - Mie Leer Dube

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 15.32
  • "Good luck!" - Ditte

  • Jun 20, 2018 - USD $ 36.40
  • "Hi Gerald and Mamelani. I hope you will collect a lot of money for this amazing project ??" - Trine Holm Vestergaard

  • Jun 20, 2018 - R 5 010.00
  • "Good luck G!" - Rene Van Zyl

  • Jun 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Congratulations on your appointment as Director. Can’t wait to see and hear more from Mamelani. Birthday blessings G! Stay a rockstar! " - Ronell Swartbooi

  • Jun 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Fantastic job guys" - Ant

  • Jun 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Congrats Gerald!! so thrilling that you'll be climbing three peaks to mark endings and beginnings, wishing you so much strength, courage, support, care and joy with all the peaks ahead" - Tania Katzschner

  • Jun 19, 2018 - R 300.00
  • "Mamelani, hey hey, Mamelani. Qhubekani phambili ninyuke phezulu! Siyabulela ngomsebenzi wenu omhle!" - Quite a White Ou on behalf of UBuntu Bridge

  • Jun 19, 2018 - USD $ 37.89
  • "So inspiring Gerald, thank you for the work you do and to all those making a difference in our world!" - Nicky N

  • Jun 19, 2018 - USD $ 37.89
  • "All the best to you Gerald!" - Richard Boome

  • Jun 18, 2018 - USD $ 621.05
  • "Carly, from the earliest days, you have been an inspiration not only for Mamelani but for anyone who knows you. Gerald, we are sure you will give Mamelani wonderful leadership. Onwards and upwards!" - Henry and Barbara Bourke

  • Jun 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Happy Birthday Gerald and congratulations Mamelani on a brilliant choice of leader. " - Sue Soal

  • Jun 18, 2018 - R 540.00
  • "Happy Birthday G! May you always have all you need to climb the mountains in your life. May you never forget to pause and enjoy the view. You have my full support in all you do. " - Carly Tanur

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Mamelani works with people to increase their sense of agency and ability to improve their own lives. We work with young people coming out of state care through our Youth Development Programme and with women through our Health Education Programme.

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