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DESIGN INDABA nomination for Walmer youth project

Feb 25, 2020
DESIGN INDABA nomination for Walmer youth project

Port Elizabeth - The jewellery making project, Izandla Zethu, which is run by the non-profit organisation, Masifunde Learner Development, and supports out-of-school youth in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth, has been nominated for an award at the 2020 DESIGN INDABA.

By upcycling corrugated iron, the youth on the project turn raw material from their surroundings into precious jewel pieces. The training is part of Masifunde's Out of School Youth programmes: vocational training, which supports and provide skills development to school leavers in Walmer Township.

A DELICATE bracelet made at Izandla Zethu is now nominated for the prestigious Award for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa by the DESIGN INDABA.

“The nomination for the award shows that art and beauty has no boundaries,” says Jonas Schumacher, Managing Director of Masifunde.

Luvuyo Phongolo is the programme facilitator at Izandla Zethu and works daily with the youth. She adds; “At our workshop, we turn something of no value into something great. The nomination by Design Indaba is an amazing success for our programme and we hope to find more supporters and voters for our African jewels.”

To support the skills development programme, products can be bought in the Masifunde Changemaker Academy in 23 Witbooi Street at Walmer Township.

Voting for the DELICATE bracelet is open until the 28th of February via the Design Indaba website.

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