For the past two years, CAST has been blessed with a team of social work students from UNISA and UKZN who do their practical placements with our organisation. Last year, one of those students from UNISA, Zama Meyiwa, was placed at Addington Primary School with the Bright Site Project. Now as a qualified social worker, Zama has joined the team of CAST interns for 2016.
“I want to put into practice what I’ve learned as a social worker and go into the community with an open mind.”
This year Zama will be primarily working with the Relief Services and Counselling Departments, while also assisting in other departments. Her skills as a qualified social worker make her a valuable member of the CAST team!
Known as a serious person, Zama is a bit of a workaholic and likes to get stuff done. However her passion for social inclusion is very evident. Growing up in the rural community of Umbumbulu, Zama was motivated to pursue a career in which she could make a difference in the community and help others.
“Social work is mostly about development – not to just be there and do nothing, but to understand the people. If you help a single person in the community, they will go out and help others. Then the project will sustain itself.”
CAST relies on our amazing team of interns to accomplish much of the work the Lord has called us to do. Our interns are supported by donors who believe in their calling and want to support CAST’s mission to mobilise the local church to reach out with practical compassion to empower, transform and redeem communities. If you are interested in supporting Zama this year, you can either give directly through EFT (details below) or contact Charmaine Moses at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nedbank, Branch: Westville Mall/138026
Account: CAST Trust, No: 101 7717 672