Stories of Change2020-11-04T15:51:30+02:00

Meet Trailblazing Vusumzi Mtwayi, Aka Mr. Programmer

Story 1 in the in Harmonie Stories of Change from disharmony to harmony. Much to his fellow students’ amusement, Vusumzi Mtwayi didn’t even know how to switch on a PC on his first day at college. Today he is an experienced web developer honing his skills at a dynamic digital marketing agency in Paarl. But life wasn’t without its challenges, and it wasn’t a smooth ride to get where he is today.

One Heck of a One Woman Show – Creating A Safe, Stimulating Space For Township Toddlers

Story 2 in the in Harmonie Stories of Change from disharmony to harmony. Patricia Vuka has a powerful combination of faith and determination. As owner of Thembinkosi Day Care Centre, she is a well-loved and respected figure in her community and the go to person for many young people.

It’s Not Just About Coffee – Giving Troubled Youngsters a Hope and A Dream

Story 6 in the in Harmonie Stories of Change from disharmony to harmony. Anyone who’s ever met Cheslin Grobler will tell you there is more to the gifted barista than meets the eye. This dynamic young man, who greets one and all with a smile in the shared office space in the KWV building in Paarl, is on a mission. A mission to share some of the life lessons he learnt with young people like him and to teach them more than just coffee making skills.

Bringing Healing and Happiness to Children Through Horses

Story 9 in the in Harmonie Stories of Change from disharmony to harmony. M’Lani Basson is well-known in Paarl, and throughout the country, for the wonderful work she does in the field of horse-assisted therapy for children from disadvantaged communities. Through her non-profit organisation, Amado, she is putting smiles on the faces of children who don’t often have reason to smile.

Creating a Sense of Community Around Fitness

Story 12 in the in Harmonie Stories of Change from disharmony to harmony. Olivia Du Plessis clung to her dream of running her own fitness studio despite people telling her to go and find a ‘real job’. She never gave up and today she employs three people, does motivational speaking at schools, has an active charity program and gives much needed advice on diet to people who need it the most.

A Life Of Obedience With A Heart For The Nations

Story 16 in the in Harmonie Stories of Change from disharmony to harmony. The local women involved in charity projects often neglect their own emotional needs because they are too busy caring for others. Through the Sunflower Project, Wendy Slabbert wants to facilitate a process where these selfless women can take the time to tell their own stories and to find healing for wounds they forgot they even had.

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