#IAmAfterSchool – Xolisile Dladla: Phakamani Young Minds Academy

Xolisile Dladla is Programs Administrator at Phakamani Young Minds Academy.

Xolisile was chosen as one of the young African leaders in South Africa to participate in the YALI regional leadership centre Southern Africa program.

Through the YALI network she was able to acquire personal development certificates in civic leadership and gained business experience as a sales consultant through South African Breweries before she joined Phakamani Young Minds Academy.

Xoli started with PYMA as a volunteer and today she is a Senior Administrator with excellent advocacy and communication skills.

She is also an aspiring legal practitioner enrolled at the University of South Africa and is passionate about education and values serving others.

“The energy and interest she brings to her role and to the organsiation is palpable. She is at the early stages of her career and is studying alongside her work with PYMA. She is passionate about the role of After School Programmes in the lives of primary and high school youth.” – Phakamani Young Minds Academy.

About Phakamani Young Minds Academy

PYMA was established in 2014 and is located at Freedom Park, Devland, Johannesburg South.

The registered non-profit organisation provides academic support to school learners from their earliest grade of school up to their final years of secondary school career.

By providing extra lessons, homework supervision, exam preparations, mentorship, career guidance and extra mural activities, learners receive support to enhance their personal development and learning in a safe environment.

PYMA also ensures that Grade 12 learners apply for a minimum of three post-school opportunities, and once learners have their matric results, they work to ensure that they are placed in a post-school opportunity and encourage them to return as tutors and help others, where possible.

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