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Ayanda Makaula

Ayanda  Makaula

Charity: Disabled people South Africa

Shortly:

Ayanda Makaula is a 29-year-old with a BA degree in human resources and holds postgraduate qualifications in public relations, marketing, project management and broadcast management. She has headed up the marketing for Umhlobo Wenene FM and serves on the NYDA board. Ayanda has chosen Disabled People South Africa (Eastern Cape) as her non-profit organisation. She feels strongly about the plight and rights of disabled people in South Africa and is proud to champion such a worthy cause.  She believes she has now been given the opportunity to use her skills and expertise to assist the organisation.

My Projects:

  •  Refurbishment of the primary school container library
  •  Launch of the ‘Sistas 4 Life’ sanitary towel campaign
  •  Official launch of Dollywood Productions which produces films by disabled youth
  •  DPSA SMS notifications
  •  Launch of DPSA fundraising SMS line
  •  Launch of Disability Awareness Month
  •  Launch of DPSA/Eastern Cape Disability Economic Empowerment Trust (ECDEET) job creation initiative and driver training programme

My Background:

  • Graduated with a BA degree in human resources and holds postgraduate qualifications in public relations, marketing, project management and broadcast management.
  • Currently enrolled for a BComm (Hons) in organisational and industrial psychology
  • Serves on the National Youth Development Agency
  • Founder of the Lioness Club Mentorship Programme
  • Former marketing manager for Umhlobo Wenene FM
  • Left her budding career to change the world

More about Disabled people South Africa:

  • Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) is a non-profit, democratic, cross-disability association comprised of member organisations for disabled people
  • DPSA mobilises and advocates for the rights of disabled people and for the attainment of equal opportunities
  • DPSA is recognised as the national assembly of disabled people by Disabled People International (DPI), which has observer status in the United Nations

 

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