The NPO to help underprivileged youth with their needy


A founder and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dress the Dream Foundation (DDF) makes youth to shine across the country.

Mamonare Maboko (31) hails from Lebowakgomo runs her own three years Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) which aims to guide and help underprivileged youth in education programmes.

It also develops skills of young people to achieve their goals and to build their self confidence in business.

Before starting her own organisation Mamonare has worked as a junior engineering draughts lady but she later resigned due to personal reason.

Afterwards she trailed in entertainment industry where she was doing fashion shows and doing make-up the artist across the country.

“I grew up having passion of becoming a fashion designer but due to unimpressive income I decided to commence with engineering career at drawing category,” said Mamonare.

She said her Ubuntu character drove her to start her own NPO to assist youth of this country.

DDF founder said as every company have short term target hers is to reach out 200 children yearly who would benefit from the organisation.

“We are aiming to take away children from the street to educate them. Orphanage children are our target,” she said.

She explained that the long term target is to reduce the unemployment permanently.

She added that the poverty must not been used to determine the destiny of youth.

“We work very hard to develop communication skill of youth across the country and so far we managed to help three students from different Province. We want them to equip those skills at an early age. No one can take away your vision even if they may try to imitate it they will not execute it the way you do,” she explained

Speaking of the challenger her company encountered said: “We experienced financial problems several times,” she said.

She said her company make sure that they cater students with registration fee and transport fee.

“We affirmed to help every student across the country. Our mission is to put the hunger dreamers first,” she concluded.



Thapelo Motseo

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