Our Female Youth Intern (Zamokuhle Mbatha) celebrates #WomensMonth and shares her exciting journey with PYMA.

My name is Zamokuhle Mbatha. I  joined the PYMA programme in January 2020 through the Youth Service Initiative  that was being implemented by Harambee/ Gold Youth/ Tshepo 1 Million. Since then,  I have never looked back.  I have been open to learning and also honing myself with  advanced transferrable skills and knowledge  related to the […]


PYMA gets profiled in the Trialogue M&E Edition and also scoops R15 000 at the MTN Foundation Donors Den

As we continue to implement our programmes at PYMA, we are glad to say that our organisation was profiled in the Trialogue Monitoring and Evaluation Edition. This recognition has also helped us to improve our Monitoring and Evaluation Practices, being able to participate in one of the biggest Trialogue Conferences, increasing our visibility and lastly […]


Struggles on the Ground: #Afterschool programmes confronted with COVID-19

In accordance to the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 is a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that has been confirmed as the causative virus of COVID-19. To date. COVID-19 has become a global pandemic that continues to spread across the globe, it appears to remain largely in refutation about the scale of the […]

Bertha Phohlela

Will Community Based Organisations (CBOs) survive the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of feelings and thoughts with it. Two weeks ago, I am most certain that everyone especially in the communities I serve were only worried about ‘earning a living’, however, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a new psychological shift to ‘staying alive’.  When everyone is worried about […]