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Youths discussing climate change

The Seriousness of Climate Change Overlooked

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When you mention climate change, the first thing that comes to my mind is, “Why do you take me back to school?” And even in school, I knew climate change as weather changes, and that…
Someone with orange backpack walking next to sivermine dam.

Reflecting on Personal and Collective Visioning

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Over the start of this year, Amava’s team went through a surprisingly challenging journey of personal and collective visioning with Michele Twomey. Throughout the experience, Michele guided us in reflection on our goals, boundaries, and…
Elona holding a backpack with blue skies in the background.

Elona Mteto’s Story of Significance

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There was a time in my life when I was overwhelmed with life itself and grieving for my father. At that time, I couldn’t cope or make sense of anything but the circles where we…
Looking to the future

How Amava Oluntu Emerged

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The journey of Amava Oluntu has been so colourful and vibrant. The organisation has been developing rather organically, moving at the speed of trust with those who want to be part of it. It’s been…
Sandile wearing traditional clothing

Kanti Ubomi Obu Bunjani

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Yintoni lento Ibubomi? Wajikeleza ngathi unguJamelijojo Wangqunga ngathi uyingqukuva ingqungelugquba Wagqagramla ngathi lizulu lizongoma Wagqagqazela ngathi lihashi lileqemdyarhweni Wadidiza ngathi ubanjwe yindidane Watatazela ngathi yintethe ibethwe sisitshi Watatanyiswa waxeli teletele ixingezindongeni Watotoba waxelixhego liphethwe ngamadolo…
Paula taking photos

Paula Qamata: The Youth Hub’s Ray of Sunshine

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Towards the end of 2021, Amava Oluntu concluded that we needed the views of the youth to contribute to Amava’s vision. Who better to guide Amava than those who truly know the Vrygrond community and…

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