Pumla Ndaba playing an active role in lives of the elderly
Lead SA Hero Pumla Ndaba has volunteered, and worked with, the Cape Town based NGO Ikamva Labantu for over 23 years. Pumla’s own mother was a co-founder of Ikamva Labantu’s Seniors Programme, and when she was a young girl, she began as a volunteer at the club – teaching sewing to seniors in order to assist them in generating an income to supplement their pensions, and eventually working alongside her mother as a programme co-ordinator and an employee of Ikamva Labantu.
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When Pumla’s mother retired, she took over as the Seniors programme co-ordinator, working tirelessly to both ease the suffering of elderly persons within her community as well as forge a self-governed senior community through the 19 Seniors Clubs that Ikamva Labantu oversees and supports.
Pumla is ever-committed to her community and a great support to seniors with little or no family. Although now retired, she continues to play an active role in the Senior Clubs.