A campaign organised as a collective effort which seeks to influence the decision making process of the youth. A better South Africa can be built with different organisations working cohesively to ignite change, recruiting the youth to create a better society is always a step in the right direction. Lindiwe Madondo (17) born in Pretoria (Soshanguve) is the vivid brain responsible for establishing an organization called BELIEVE.
The organisation was founded on the 24 August 2017, the campaign aims to uplift young girls to help raise awareness on critical issues downgrading the society. “Believe uplifts participants in various aspects of their young lives, we use shared knowledge we have to reduce the disadvantages in our generation”- Lindiwe. The young girl’s objective through the campaign is to make a difference. “ I am a person that does not like to see others suffering either mentally, emotionally, financially, socially or in any other state”- Lindiwe.
The visionary youngster saw the challenges and setbacks in her community and took them as a foundation and an inspiration to start BELIEVE. The sustainable development of the organisation is the visionary key to the future. Believe seeks to promote and create a sustainable future, reduce socio economic affairs, motivate and educate about personal and public issues.
Lindiwe believes that working together can be achieved. “If we can discuss and approach our social ills, come up with suggestions, ideas and solutions, our societies can be better”-Lindiwe. The campaign is specified as a Non-Profit Organisation as it renders services that are not of financial gain but that assist members of the society in their common setbacks. Believe is working alongside Trend Motion Entertainment and Junkie Designs to help raise awareness.
So far the organisation went to Kgothatsong Foster Care (an orphanage) and Maria Rantu to motivate and engage the youth on different issues affecting the society on a daily basis. On the 26th of May 2018 the organisation hosted an Open Day Picnic for All at Burgers Park, Pretoria. The picnic was aimed at uplifting the youth (both genders) to interact on things that are crucial to each of them. “The aim was to talk about societal issues oppressing us (the youth) and how we can overcome them, it was also to help meet new people, which can be beneficial to one’s life in a healthy environment”- says the founder.
The dreamer hopes for growth and development for the organisation in a sense that it expands from one area to another and to touch as many lives as possible across the globe. Believe can be found and followed on social media Facebook at Believe and Instagram at believe.org. The future belongs to those who stand up and get counted, and here is a perfect example of how the future of Mzansi looks like.
By: KHOMOTSO KUBYANA