On this episode we chat with Lwazi Mankahla head of the Distell Development Trust. We find out more about his role and what the trust does.
The Distell Development Trust focuses on the following three strategic imperatives when deciding what initiatives to invest in. These focus areas are appropriately aligned with international, national and Distell Group focus areas.
Empowerment of black women in rural communities
Encouraging innovative initiatives that benefit rural black women and restore the dignity of communities.
Education and work-readiness
Improving basic schooling.
Assisting young people to complete their tertiary studies successfully so that they are better placed to get jobs.
Youth employment and entrepreneurship in townships
Working with organisations that help youth to develop suitable skills that enable them to find suitable jobs.
Helping potential or prospective entrepreneurs to start businesses and run them successfully.
The Trust has opted for an approach of “Doing a few things well” rather than trying to be “all things to all people”.