By Rivonia Pillay

Hey there!

Thank you for taking time out to follow our journey. This is a bitter sweet newsletter for me. It marks the end of my term as the Curator of Tshwane Hub but it also marks an exciting new chapter for the hub, under the immensely capable hands of Malilomo Nkhabu.

It’s been an incredible year for the hub. We built relationships with the City of Tshwane (watch this space), ran the #SavingSimba sessions teaching kids about Climate Action & #VoiceForThePlanet at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, concluded our third annual Financial Literacy Project, and broke ground on the upgrade of the water and sanitation facilities at Phateng Secondary School.

SHAPE Africa 2019 – Nairobi Kenya. Wow, what a brilliant experience! We can’t thank the Nairobi Hub enough for the enlightening sessions and the many opportunities to dance!

We have a whopping 13 new Shapers joining Tshwane Hub, the biggest recruitment in the history of Tshwane Hub! A big thank you to the recruitment team and a big warm welcome to the new recruits. We look forward to working together!

In light of the title, now that we’ve reflected, here are some intentions for the term ahead. We intend to grow our impact through more projects, nurture the partnerships we’ve established, work with the City to provide more youth voices in decision making, and advocate louder for youth issues.

A few words from the Outgoing Curatorship:

“It’s been great working alongside Riv and Steph this past coming year. Wishing the new curatorship every success”- Shamiso Kumbirai

“The foundation is laid, the course set – now I can’t wait to watch the new curatorship sail forward and take the Hub to new heights”- Stephanie Craig

And finally, it has been my honour to serve in the 2018-2019 Curatorship with Shams and Steph. I’m excited to support the new Curatorship in another year of #ShapingTshwane!