Mamelani at a Glance

Phelo gets a Job!

July 27, 2016

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Meet Phelokazi Tshemese, a resilient young woman who has come through Mamelani’s programme and who recently realised her dream of getting a job as an Auxilliary Social Worker, despite going through difficult times before getting there.

Born and bred in the Lower Cross Roads suburb of Khayelitsha, Phelo always dreamt of working as an Auxiliary Social Worker. Phelo said that when she first came to Mamelani, she was feeling down and out because of the physical abuse and neglect that she was going through at that time. However, through walking her journey with Mamelani, the once young and discouraged Phelo has risen to the challenges in her life and is slowly realising her dreams.

We recently asked Phelo to reflect on her journey and here are some highlights from our conversation. Read more…