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28 May 2019 | Story Xolisa Mnukwa
Siphila Dlamini
Siphila Dlamini represented the UFS at the 15th Southern Africa Scout Youth Forum.

During the short April holidays, first-year BA student, Siphila Dlamini, led and participated in the 15th Southern Africa Scout Youth Forum and the 41st Southern Africa Scout Conference. Siphila previously also represented South Africa in the 8th and 13th World Scout Youth Forums in Baku, Azerbaijan and Harare, Zimbabwe respectively. He also participated in the 2018 International Leadership Training in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Siphila was elected as a member of the Southern Africa Youth Committee for the term 2017-2020, with the mandate of representing young leaders in decision making and youth engagement at Zonal level of the Southern Africa Scout Youth Forum.

He formed part of the forum committee and chaired several sessions of the proceedings since the tender age of 14. Youth leaders from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries such as Botswana, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the conference. 

This 15th forum was themed ‘The Role of young people during emergencies’. Throughout the forum, young people deliberated on strategies to improve decision making in national scout organisations within their respective countries. The Southern Zone Youth Forum empowers young people by equipping them with good decision-making skills and increasing youth engagement on the African continent. 

According to Siphila, the Southern Zone Youth Forum is an effective tool for youth engagement and the continuation of skills development among young people in Southern Africa. It allows the youth to reflect on their growth and achievement, while broadening the unique impact of scouting in the world. 

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Kellogg Foundation impressed by MUCPP

The USA-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the funders of the Mangaung-University of the Free State Community Partnership Programme (MUCPP), is determined to help this programme leverage financial independence to sustain itself long beyond its funding. This was said by its Senior Vice President, Mr Jim McHale, during his latest visit to the MUCPP to get an update on its work. We want to look at how we can help the organisation to get through this very critical time of developing its strategic plan and looking at how it can create its own entity moving forward, he said. We want to continue to partner with them during this time through both funding as well as moral support. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has been a partner of MUCPP for nearly 15 years now. Pictured at the function were, from the left, front: Mr Benedict Mokoena (Acting Director: MUCPP), Ms N.A. Phupha (Mangaung Municipality) and Mr Jabulani Khethelo (Chairperson: MUCPP Board of Trustees). Back, from the left: Prof. Basie Wessels (MUCPP), Mr McHale and Prof. Teuns Verschoor (Acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor: UFS).
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

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