Despite the various obstacles we face in life be it in our homes,schools,communities etc. We as youngsters chose to make a difference in our younger generations lives. As some of you might know myself and Anushqah “on your left hand side” started with the Gcu project when we were 8years old “Babies” if not younger! We started out with “Rope skipping” got our Western Province colours in Rope skipping and travelled here and there through the Skipping program, we also played soccer for a while then both of us became a lil unfit and are now a bit in shape hahaha. Anyway, with the project we had the opportunity that many children don’t have. We thought we might never get an opportunity like such! Guess what? We got on an aeroplane for our first time ever!!! We went to Jozi, Durban, Pretoria 😐 i know its not out of the country BUT How cool is that!?.?
In the middle we have “Tamaryn” who started joining us few years ago and has recently started coaching with Anushqah and Myself. When i was in Matric last year i had to much to do so I couldn’t really fit the project in but I joined the project as soon as I was done with all my Exams.
I started studying HRM this year, Anushqah and Tamaryn are currently in Matric! The Backpack which is our Rope skipping sponsors has played a huge role in our growth system and how we managed to get fees to pay for college or school etc. The Backpack is also the place where i’ve been working for 4 years now and I totally love my job! Toni, Lee, Mary,Melanie and the rest of the Backpack family have been more than good to myself and the girls and boys of GCU… Sometimes you can just sit and wonder where you will ever find people like them in the world we live in today?♥!! Well Guess what?We found them and Up till today we still belong to the project! As to where Myself, Anushqah and Tamaryn have recently started Running the program. The Thing is we see so much going on in the community but very few of us will do something about it! So here we are giving back to our community by reaching out to our future leaders! Starting with the Kids! Giving them tutoring classes and keeping them active and focussed on their goals. In our community like various other communities it is very rare that the drunk mother or the abusive father takes time off to sit with their children and read or help them with their school work. We can’t step in and be those childrens parents and take over the duties of their parents BUT we can be the light in their lives and show them the way forward. We know we can’t change the world on our own…We don’t have super powers either but we have experienced enough to make us wise and that Makes us STRONG independent women! Remember doing something small for someone can change the way they live,think and dream 🙂 We can do ALL Things :* #FutureLeaders #GoalGetters #BrighterFutures