Cape Town - Ikamva Youth, an organisation that supports learners from under-resourced communities, has been awarded R25 000 from the Eskom Development Foundation.
“In partnership with the Eskom Development Foundation, we held an interactive pitching session at our annual conference. It’s rather like the acclaimed Dragon’s Den TV series, with three non-profit organisations (NPOs) promoting their projects to a panel of corporate donors," said Trialogue MD, Nick Rockey.
The runner up, U-Turn Homeless Ministries, which regularly help homeless people to get a job or obtain life skills, was awarded R15 000 and Siyavuna Abalimi Development Centre, a NPO focusing on the development of micro-farmers, won R10 000.
The 11th annual Trialogue Business in Society Conference took place in Johannesburg on 8 and 9 May.
Due to Ikamva's victory at the Trialogue, about 140 learners in Joza township, Grahamstown, are set to benefit and be better prepared to access to tertiary education and job opportunities.