Built around the Integrative Strategy Approach, adapted for communities as Iziko Labahlali, we train and assist facilitators to work within the communities they are invited in to, to help the community members differentiate ‘wants’ from actual needs and the drill down into those core needs to solve the problems the community is facing.
Iziko Labahlali means “hearth of the community” in Xhosa. My Arms Wide Open’s Iziko Labahlali program strengthens the core of South African communities. Training sessions involve adults who have a desire to take control of their life and make changes – that is the only criteria. Our focus is on providing learning that will enable them to build their community, not giving them qualifications so they can leave their community. They learn to identify job opportunities and the benefits of a collaborative mindset.
Manzimvula’s purpose is to empower people in their careers and create nourishing environments for organizations to thrive. Establishing a values-based approach has much farther reaching ramifications and can do substantially more good than the old measures of wealth-based economies.
The phenomenal success of previous models indicates there is inherent value in this approach and we believe it will become the common approach to business management and organizational growth in the near future. The inclusive nature of Manzimvula strategies is the cornerstone for empowerment and success for all our clients.
We are proud of the advances and achievements the communities have made. Manzimvula is committed to playing a key role in the South African experience and contributing to the communities future projects.