JCI Making a Difference in Developing Young Professionals: Q&A with Rofhiwa Muthivhithi

In the last couple of months I have been working closely with Junior Chamber International (JCI) Sandton. We have entered into a partnership whereby we collaborate to grow young professionals. I have fallen completely in love with this organisation and this marriage of ours is a great game changer. I recently did a Q&A with their local president, Rofhiwa Muthivhithi, and he has so much information to share about the organisation. Here we go!

Sibusiso Nkosi: Give us a brief background about JCI Sandton.

Rofhiwa Muthivhithi: JCI Sandton is a dynamic and vibrant chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI). This global nonprofit organisation empowers young people to create positive change in their communities. Based in Sandton, South Africa, our chapter is committed to providing young professionals and entrepreneurs opportunities for personal and professional growth, leadership development, and community engagement. Through various projects, events, and initiatives, we strive to inspire and mobilise our members to make a meaningful impact on society and contribute to building a better world.

Sibusiso Nkosi: What are some of the benefits of becoming a member?

Rofhiwa Muthivhithi: Joining JCI Sandton offers a plethora of benefits for young professionals and entrepreneurs, including:

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, build valuable relationships, and expand your professional network locally and globally.
  • Leadership Development: Gain access to training programs, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to enhance your leadership skills and unlock your full potential.
  • Personal Growth: Participate in projects and initiatives that challenge you to step outside your comfort zone, develop new skills, and grow.
  • Community Impact: Make a tangible difference in your community through volunteer projects, social initiatives, and advocacy campaigns that address local and global challenges.
  • International Exposure: Access JCI’s global network of chapters and events, allowing you to collaborate with young leaders worldwide and broaden your horizons.

Sibusiso Nkosi: How does one join the membership?

Rofhiwa Muthivhithi: Joining JCI Sandton is simple! Visit https://www.jcisandton.co.za to learn more about what we do. Those interested in joining must email secretariat@jcisandton.co.za or send a Whatsapp message to 0839597916. The membership team will first give you a call to get acquainted with you before they send you the membership forms to fill.

Sibusiso Nkosi: How important is it for people to join a professional community for their own growth?

Rofhiwa Muthivhithi: Joining a community like JCI Sandton is invaluable for personal and professional growth. It provides a supportive environment where individuals can exchange ideas, share experiences, and collaborate on projects that drive positive change. Being part of a professional community offers opportunities for networking, mentorship, and skill development, all of which are essential for advancing one’s career, expanding horizons, and making a meaningful impact in both professional and personal spheres.

Sibusiso Nkosi: What are the words of encouragement from JCI Sandton to professionals who are out there trying to grow?

Rofhiwa Muthivhithi: To professionals striving for growth, we offer the following words of encouragement:

  • Embrace Challenges: Every obstacle you face is an opportunity for growth and learning. Embrace challenges with a positive mindset and see them as stepping stones towards your goals.
  • Seek Opportunities for Learning: Never stop learning and expanding your skills. Take advantage of training programs, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to develop yourself and stay ahead in your field continuously.
  • Be Bold and Take Initiative: Don’t be afraid to take risks and pursue your passions. Be bold in your ambitions, take initiative, and seize opportunities to make a difference in your community and beyond.
  • Cultivate Relationships: Build strong relationships with professionals, mentors, and peers. Collaborate, support each other, and leverage your network to achieve your goals and aspirations.
  • Stay Committed to Your Growth Journey: Success doesn’t happen overnight. Stay committed to your growth journey, persevere in the face of setbacks, and strive for excellence. Remember, every step you take brings you closer to realising your full potential.

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