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Pumla Ndaba playing an active role in lives of the elderly

Written by: Sithandwa Ngwetsheni

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.




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