Love RSA - August 2016
As we head to the voting stations this week, may we look past all the labels and differences and see the love and hope that abounds in the country we call home.
Nkosi sikelel iAfrika
The Awesome SA team
Youth Potential South Africa
We’re proud to have Youth Potential South Africa as one of our supported initiatives. Their approach to youth development work is unique insofar as it addresses the internal conditions and processes of a person’s mind. Children are given the tools and a conducive environment to unlock their own inner spark with which they can then confidently create the future they desire and become inspiring role models for others. Through programmes such as Learning to Meditate, Igniting the Inner Spark and Creating a Positive Classroom Culture, YOUPSA helps pave the way for effective education, good mental health, community cohesion and the prevention of violence.
Read how they’re driving real change in the Province that is known as the schooling tragedy of South Africa- the Eastern Cape here.
Ignitor Startup Bootcamp
"You get to do what you want and you get to do it your way. There’s just one catch. You’ve got to start somewhere. Ideas and opportunities don’t just come out of thin air. The only way I know to get started is by learning a marketable skill and getting to work. In my experience, that’s where the ideas, opportunities, partners, and finances always seem to come from. Sure, it also takes a large amount of hard work.
Young people should not only be encouraged to become entrepreneurs, but everything possible should be done to help them.
If you are an entrepreneur who wants to start or grow a successful business in KwaZulu-Natal, take this opportunity to attend a free workshop running in Durban on the 11 - 13 November." – Paul Smith, Ignitor Co-founder
To apply click here and for more information here.
Fixing potholes 'as easy as cleaning the house' for all-female team
Cape Town - It is easy to spot a pothole fixed by a woman, Kashiefa Beck of Heideveld believes.
She is a member of an all-female team trained to fix potholes and do maintenance work on walkways and storm water pipes in their neighbourhood.
Read more here
South Africans Positively Influencing the Future.