Nondumiso Thango


What does your company do?

Girleada is a dedicated youth community development organisation that is empowering girls with various skills that will ensure that they are the next generation of effective leaders. Girleada is always striving to make a difference.

What is your biggest success?

One of the most remarkable achievements has been witnessing the significant impact of Girleada's leadership program, especially in Southern Africa, where we've truly transformed the lives of young women. Whether contributing as a facilitator, team member, seminar delegate, or volunteer, every individual has played an essential role in this journey of transformation. Through diligent planning and dedicated effort, we've provided participants with essential skills, mentorship, and supportive networks. Witnessing firsthand the positive changes as young women flourish both personally and professionally has been incredibly fulfilling. It highlights the profound potential of education and empowerment. This experience fuels the determination to continue making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

My biggest hurdle has been navigating the complexities of securing sustainable funding for Girleada's initiatives. As a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering young women, we rely heavily on external funding sources to sustain our programs and operations. However, the competitive landscape for grants and donations, coupled with economic uncertainties, poses significant challenges in securing consistent funding. Overcoming this hurdle requires innovative fundraising strategies, cultivating strong donor relationships, and demonstrating the impactful outcomes of our work. Despite the obstacles, our team remains resilient and committed to finding creative solutions to ensure the continued success and sustainability of Girleada's mission.