- Award offered to Nanga Vhutshilo by Tracker in 2008, for “being the best Charity Organization in terms of Progress Reporting and Accountability”.
- Award offered to Ma Sibongile Mazibuko by the Business Women’s Association of South Africa in 2010, for winning in the Social Entrepreneur Category.
- In June 2011, Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, visited Nanga Vhutshilo with her children and helped support the organization by participating in a service project to plant food in the garden. This visit signifies a great recognition of Nanga Vhutshilo’s work for South Africa’s children and community.
In 2008, Katleho Mankoe and his brother became homeless orphans with the dead of their mother. Nanga Vhutshilo found them and immediately gave them food and clothes, but it was not enough. Ma Sibongile contact one of their sponsors, Tracker, and ask them for further help. Tracker decided to help these children by building them a house and offering a scholarship for Katleho to go to university. Today, both children have a warm home and Katleho is studying physics and chemistry at Wits University.
“My name is Katleho, former streetchild,future scientist”.
Star, 12 March 2011
Star, 12 March 2011 – Katleho Makoe Story
- In 2007 Nanga Vhutshilo participated in the Nelson Mandela “46664” project through the Ellis Park Concert reaching out to millions in South Africa and abroad.
- Nanga Vhutshilo participated in the Aids Consortium, networking with 1000 affiliates.
- Nanga Vhutshilo participated in Yezingane Network, an organisation dealing with issues affecting children.
- Nanga Vhutshilo participated in Government initiatives through the Department of Social Development such as LACCA, DACCA, PACCA, NACCA and SANAC.
- UJ runs the homeopathic clinic at Nanga Vhutshilo which treats 200 patients per month dealing with various ailments including chronic illnesses and opportunistic infections.
- Nanga Vhutshilo participated in a programme called “Man in the Making” initiated and sponsored by Tracker. This programme seeked to empower men in the community to take their role as fathers, husbands and good community citizens seriously. It also deals with HIV/AIDS and its implications for behaviour and impact on the family and community.
- Our work has been featured on local radio stations and in publications.