Addressing the immediate needs of the homeless community whilst identifying and assisting investable individuals to become self-sufficient members of society.
To provide shelter, food and sanitation to the homeless.
To provide opportunity for personal development to the homeless through: Computer Lessons, English Lesson, Financial Planning, Family Planning, Communication Skills, Employment readiness Lessons, Anger Management and Counselling
To repatriate and reunify the homeless with their families
To achieve behaviour modification and self-esteem development through modelling loving and caring relationships
To assist with documentation: ID’s, Birth Certificates, Driver’s License Renewals and skill certification renewals
To assist with job placement
Shalene Manzi, Founder
Shalene Manzi is the founder of Fountain for the Thirsty and co founder of the Dr Musa Manzi Foundation. She is also a PhD candidate in Structural Geology at the School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She has a BSc degree in Geology (2015) and an Honours degree in Geology (2016). She also lectures geology part-time to Wits geology, mining and civil engineering students.
She has collected a host of academic awards during her undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and has presented her research work at local and international conferences. She is passionate about improving the quality of education in Africa as well as the standards of living.
Shalene Manzi has appeared on media platforms for her amazing work through the Fountain for the Thirsty, providing food and shelters to the homeless across Johannesburg especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lebogang Sehoole, Founder
Lebogang Sehoole is a co-founder of Fountain for the Thirsty and Geophysicist by profession. She has cross commodity and country experience in both greenfield and brownfield exploration and has been involved both field data acquisition and interpretation of various geophysics data.
Her academic career kicked off with an undergraduate degree in Maths and Physics (2015). This was followed by her Honours (2016) and Master’s degree in Geophysics (2019). The work she completed on her MSc has seen Lebogang achieve best paper awards in both international and local conferences. She has since published two papers on her work.
Lebogang has a passion for changing the life of a girl child and to this she has mentored three females during her university career. Lebogang is the current co-founder of We are Women, Period: a women empowerment initiative that provides schoolgirls with reusable sanitary products as well as mentoring opportunity.
Yeung Wai, Founder
An accountant by profession, currently working as Financial
and Operation Manager at Smart Integrated Telecommunication, A VoIP and Internet company. He holds a diploma in Business management and associate member of Institute of Administration and Commerce of SA and SAIBA member.
He has a compassionate and tender heart and a special care for the needy as he come from a humble family himself. His late mum taught him much by example to always have love and respect for others. He has learnt that life is not complete without giving to others.