Phakamani Young Minds Academy (PYMA), an NPO located in Devland Freedom Park hosted one of the remarkable and astonishing achievements Celebration at Eldridge Primary School in Eldorado Park. The event took place on the 30th of November 2019 at 13H00.
The event was graced and sponsored by Mrs Georgette Naidoo who is a CSI Specialist at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) who still continues to play a significant role in aiding PYMA and other NPOs from disadvantaged communities through the CCBSA Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Projects. Other sponsors who also aided to make the event a resounding success included Momentum Metropolitan, the Learning Trust, Sir Juice and Devland Cash and Carry. So was the cheerful atmosphere at the Achievements Celebration in Eldridge Primary School on that day.
PYMA is an non-profit organisation (NPO) that was established in 2014 by Mr Bokang Mokoena (25) In 2014, when PYMA was first founded, the organisation vowed to provide quality, exceptional after school education services to all of the beneficiaries as well as making efforts to create a supportive environment where active learning takes place. This NPO has now grown to aid more than 300 beneficiaries in the communities of both Eldorado Park and Freedom Park and also other communities that require their services.
The objective of the event was to celebrate 5 years with parents, learners, tutors, teachers and organisations who had supported PYMA throughout their journey of implementing education programs as well as children and youth empowerment programs and awarding learners who had academically excelled well in their studies.
The Executive Director of PYMA, Mr Bokang Mokoena stated that his work is no longer his passion but something that he is obsessed with and that he cannot skip a second without thinking about it and that he breathes and lives the PYMA vision. He also elucidated that “this celebration is about recognising the many achievements of our students today and that I am very delighted and honoured to able to recognise the exceptional performances of our students”.
“It is the mandate of the students to make sure that they take responsibility of their education so that they could excel well and today we would like to applaud and congratulate all the learners for their academic accomplishments’’, Marlize Labuschagne from Mind Moves Institute stated.
Mr Lawrence Seseni , a PHD Candidate and Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg also highlighted during his key note speech that young people are the future and that they should be prepared for the 4TH Industrial Revolution while Mr Fhulufelo Malise (UNIVEN Candidate and PYMA Alumni shared his success story with PYMA and encouraged learners to work hard and never give up.