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I am passionate about:
Community Development and Empowerment
A little known fact about me is:
I am a social worker by profession, working in a child protection and advocacy for children. youth and child participation is the center of my passion and to also development and empowerment.
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Groblersdal, 0470, South Africa
"Be the change you want to see"
I am social worker by profession and running Bula Puku Literacy Project which is located at Dennilton Limpopo province. I am currently working on registering community development organisation called Tharollo ya Tlhabologo aim to provide acquaintance and support for sustaining the youths livelihood through education skills development and entrepreneurship.
My interest is also on child and youth participation because I belive the community's future of development is on them.
Your organization inspires me to do more for children to give them a better future and I wish you all the best with your idea to go to the next phase. You are doing the great work indeed I hope in future we will work together to ensure children's livelihood are sustained through entrepreneurship from skills learned from vocational colleges and other organizations providing skills development. Let us continue spreading the word of entrepreneurship and skills development as a way of social development and independence.
Hi Olive, I totally agree with you there Olive, that is the reason why I am working with children from primary school to teach them about literacy and encouraging them to read more and more so that they can be exposed more to what is happening around the world, because most of the children in the rural areas are taken cared of by grandparents who are unable to assist with school works and have brothers and sisters that drooped out of school due to reasons mentioned, poverty and unable to change their living circumstances because of lack of skills. focusing on that age group will definitely make a great change in our communities.
You really inspire me more, just by having this conversation with you, I can see that there is more that can be done and with proper planning and implementation plan we can really change people's lives.
Keep up the good work. Your country with you is really in good hands,I would also appreciate to add you to my team.
Thank you Olive, and I also hope your idea pass this stage. From the xenophobic attacks that recently took place in South Africa, as my idea also include skills development and give people on the move dignity through social inclusion, I got negative and positive response which one of them was we may be fighting with foreigners but they are also making a living out of their skills and we as South Africans are sitting waiting for opportunities to come to us, which is wrong and it was added by we can learn from them and put our pride aside by asking them to teach us their skills in order to sustain our lives through entrepreneurship and skills development.
I like your slogan because it accommodates everyone and graduate nongraduate can learn from one another to have a better living.