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Patrick Newton Bondo

Outreach Social Care Project

Patrick Newton Bondo leads the Outreach Social Care Project (OSCAR) a non-profit organization, which supports children, adults and young families in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of the KwaZulu-Natal province in eastern South Africa. The organization provides much-needed services, such as culture and heritage, education, health, food security, literacy/ ICT training, climate change, environmental and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Mr. Bondo and Outreach Social Care Project are tackling South Africa’s overwhelming development challenges. I speak English and French; I had a great opportunity to travel the world, meeting great people. Mr. Bondo graduated in Social Services at Te Wananga O Aotearoa (University of New Zealand) and in Leadership Development at St. Francis Xavier University (Canada).

What inspires me in my life is the opportunity to make a difference to the people around me. It’s why I do the work that I do, and it inspires me in my personal life as well. My goal is to continue to enhance my skills and abilities so that I can further my development as an individual and as a leader.

I am passionate about driving forward a worthwhile cause with a group of like- minded individuals (Responsible, active in the community and team player).

I am inspired by those that can look beyond today's current challenges to see the big picture and by those that believe they can influence positive change that will result in better outcomes.

I was awarded by the New Zealand Government- Manukau City Council for the great Service to the Community of the people of New Zealand. I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

I am committed in meeting and associating with open minded people and being able to accept other cultures, languages and new experiences.

Biodiversity awareness
Climate resilience
Gender mainstreaming
Habitat fragmentation and degradation
Invasive alien species
Policy and legislation
Protected areas
Resource mobilization
Sustainable production and consumption
Sustainable resource management
Targets and indicators
Traditional knowledge
Vulnerable ecosystems
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