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Sibry Mafulele is a coordinator in Munsiville. He is well known in his area because of the work he is doing. Sibry teaches the youth about the business aspects of arts and culture as well as how to do fundraising. Before joining Youth in Action as a coordinator, he was already familiar with the program's work because he used to assist with engaging youth, liaised with stakeholders working in arts and culture to help the program, while also joining arts practicing sessions where he shared his knowledge with the youth. Subsequently, Sibry easily adapted when he joined Humana Youth in Action in June 2013.
Sibry coordinates 6 clubs with 86 members. Each club teaches different skills; for example visual art where the club members design logos and posters, brass band and music, theatre for drama and acting, dance and gospel singers. He is proud of the fact that his clubs are registered in Pretoria and that members are learning about business planning and fundraising that will benefit them and make their futures better.
He works hand in hand with Department of Health and makes sure that when someone is sick, he refers that person for treatment, helps youth to get grants through Department of Social Development and sources funds and assistance from Munsiville Tourism for buying what is needed for performances or in the clubs.
A challenge Sibry is faced with is the long distances he need to travel to reach the clubs which are scattered far apart. Regardless, he counters this issue by making sure to visit at least half of the clubs each week and instructed that club leaders must report back regularly and keep him updated.
He feels that youth are being empowered through the program because they can now grow and showcase their talents in arts and culture. The program has also taught youth how to fundraise, help sustain their activities and become leaders in their communities.

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