Meet Phelelani, one of our trainees

Sharing skills . . .

Phelelani at Mymito, decorating Izandla Zethu jewels

Sharing skills is the most sustainable way to give...

Izandla-Zethu, a holistic education program of Masifunde together with jewellery designer and master goldsmith Michaela Römer transfers knowledge to design and create jewels, along with fundamental insights of how to start and develop a business.


Luvuyo, explaining some production steps






Phelelani is one of the young people who is running through this integrated program, locally managed by Luvuyo Pongolo, first day member of the project.








getting familiar with the tools










Phelelani really loves designing jewels and working with her hands. For her, these skills - transferred from Masifunde and Izandla Zethu - are the springboard for going to Collage and prepare her for her self employment...







keyring AFRICA & necklace CLOÉ

Two examples of the result of her great work... An Africa-shaped key ring and a Necklace with a hand - Izandla Zethu's trade mark...

Hand made jewels that create memories.


so much more than just packaging...

Sustainability runs through the whole process, even in the final steps. All packing materials are recycling or CO2-neutrally produced items. It's a highlight for the team to pack the hand made jewels as a preparation to send them out... this is finally what they are working for.



earrings baby ADDO being wrapped








Every piece is handicraft,, individual and personal...

Made with love and sent with greetings from Walmer township ♡














Decorate yourself... And brighten up your days :)

With these precious, hand made jewels... Which you can purchase online at www.izandla--zethu.org or physically at Masifunde's Mymito Cafeteria and since a few days at Cupboard Love in Port Elizabeth.

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