Photo Credit: Ingelosi Foundation

A group of Grade 10 to 12s have come together to do some good for their community; they have set up a plan to clean Hillbrow, making the area better for all.


Hillbrow, South Africa (15 September 2023) – The National Youth Development Initiative (NYDI) alongside the Ingelosi Foundation and the African Leadership Academy is working to uplift the community of Hillbrow. The youths involved in the initiative, selected to clean their community as a way to uplift those around them.

They have committed to taking on this project and hope to inspire others to join their efforts. The first big cleanup is taking place on the 23rd of September 2023 and they plan to work on cleaning Pretoria Street.

“We have been tasked with running a team community project and we have decided to focus on cleaning our neighbourhood. The first cleaning day is going to take place on the 23rd of September 2023. We’re going to clean Pretoria Street in Hilbrow, and we are doing this to keep our surroundings clean and hygienic and to create pride in our community. We will be picking up litter and sweeping the street.”

The Ingelosi Foundation has been working with this inspiring group and was deeply moved when they asked if they could give back to the community.

The key focus of the Ingelosi Foundation has always been on growing and nurturing entrepreneurship, to this end the foundation has developed the Entrepreneurial Nurturing Cycle which covers three areas: empowering school learners, assisting school leavers/young entrepreneurs in finding the right tertiary support and providing a holistic Business Support hub for entrepreneurs.

The youths are looking for assistance with the following:

  • Cleaning Materials – brooms, dustbin bags, grabbing sticks
  • Clothing – reflective / hi-viz vests, gloves, masks, caps or hats
  • Food – snacks and drinks for volunteers during and after the clean-up
  • Transport costs – to deliver people who would have volunteered to help us clean the streets that
    live far from the area

You can follow along with their efforts and assist in donations by following on Facebook or emailing them here.

Sources: Supplied
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