Elizabeth Mabuza, a trailblazer in youth development

Written by Lindani, KDT196 Scout

Chief Scout Khonzaphi Mdaka, Limpopo RC / KDT196 Director Louise Batty and Elizabeth Mabuza

Recently, the Limpopo Region’s RTC Scouts Elizabeth Mabuza was honored with the prestigious Silver Protea. The lifelong award is only given to Scouting volunteers for their exceptional contributions to youth development.  She also received her 20 years of service award highlighting her significant impact on the Scouting community. KDT196 Scout Lindani shares his thought and words of gratitude about the impact Elizabeth continues to make in the Region.

“Elizabeth Mabuza, is a programme manager and co-founder of local NGO KTD196. She is also the  Limpopo’s RTC Scouts, and Troop Scouter of Shiluvane Scout Group. Elizabeth is a remarkable individual who has dedicated her life to making a difference in the lives of young people. Her determination, leadership skills, and selflessness has been proven through the positions she holds and her choice to prioritize youth development over personal gain.

Her determination to make a difference in the lives of young people, particularly the youth of today, is truly inspiring. Despite possessing the qualifications and financial means to live a comfortable life as a teacher, she chose to become a volunteer in building youth through Scouting. This decision reflects her selflessness and deep-rooted belief in the transformative power of youth development programmes.

As a programme manager and co-founder of KTD196, she has demonstrated her ability to organise and implement initiatives that positively impact the lives of young people. Within her roles in Scouting she further showcases her ability to inspire and guide others towards a common goal.

Elizabeth’s commitment to youth development goes beyond her professional roles. She willingly sacrifices her personal time and comfort, often having sleepless nights, to help those less fortunate. Her dedication to improving the lives of others, particularly the underprivileged, is a testament to her compassion and unwavering belief in the potential of every young person. Through her various roles within SCOUTS South Africa she has proven her ability to inspire, guide, and positively impact the lives of countless young individuals.

Her recognition through receiving the Silver Protea Award further solidifies her status as a trailblazer in youth development. Elizabeth Mabuza serves as an inspiration to all, reminding us of the power of selfless dedication and the transformative impact it can have on the lives of others.