BHAMBAYI INFORMAL SETTLEMENT
In 2019, the Foundation was introduced to Blessing Nyoni, a remarkable young activist, is a community leader with the Bhambayi Informal Settlement in Phoenix, Durban. An incredibly resourceful community leader, Blessing is engaged in a wide variety of initiatives through her recently formalised NPO, GOLDCO (dedicated to enhancing Governance, Ownership and Leadership in order to drive Development).
GOLDCO, through its multiple youth development and community development initiatives, directly impacts the lives of about 180 residents, spread across the age continuum, and reaches over a thousand more through its networking and campaigning activities. In 2019, the Foundation assisted Blessing in furnishing a small corrugated-iron office structure she had built next to her home, as a base for her Youth Chess Club and income-generating projects. We have also provided additional chess sets for the club.