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Siyabuswa and Jane Furse

For two weeks I was working in Siyabuswa and Jane Furse. One week in each site. I was deeply touched by the computer skills and life skills interest of youths in these two zones and how much WE are hungry to do or learn more to develop our lives to do what we want in our respective lives in rural areas. I formed so many relationships with the local sports teams, agricultural projects, JF lovelife, feeding schemes for the poor, organic projects. we spent time sharing times on the table…

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Added by doctor mabila on March 31, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Life Skills in Zimbabwe

This past week was one of those when I was proud of myself, my colleagues and our supporters. Why am I proud? Because we stuck to our guns (as a manner of speech) in including our neighbouring countries in the Youth Zone Legacy Network Program. Through the Manican participants, Mutare Utd was incorporated into the program and the twinning relationship growing on either side of the border seems to be turning into something special.



The Life-skills conducted in Zimbabwe this week was a… Continue

Added by Schalk van Heerden on March 22, 2010 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

Peter Block Seminar: Our team definitely made an impression!

Hi everyone!

This is a comment made by the ladies from the guesthouse where some of the Youth Zone members stayed during the seminar.

"It was a pleasure having them. It restored our faith in the youth of today”.

You guys impacted people wherever you went!…

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Added by Elmien Durieux on March 11, 2010 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Inspiration

I am Cecily and I am on the management committee of the FSSA. I have been so inspired to see and hear what you guys and girls are doing in your regions. You seem to have so much energy and enthusiasm for participating in these youth zones. Schalk and Doc are also amazing in what they are bringing and I hope that you all can use their knowledge and skills to learn lots about life and sport and many other things. I also hope to be able to be more involved with the project as time goes by, and…

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Added by Cecily Carmona on March 10, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

there is more to learn until death

what a succesful trip for Waru, mr man, hard and two zimbabweans! they went to south africa to a two day seminar. ffrom which they say they learnt a lot. i think they did by the way they are informing us. teaching us.

more of this will be advantegeous to many communities. thanks to fssa and idassa and van heerden junior.

Added by Chot Cover Chikwandingwa on March 8, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

give it up

yesterday while standing in bumper to bumper traffic in the rain, five men opened my car door and and asked for my telehphone, with the added persuasiveness that they would shoot me if I didn't hand it over. As I reached for my phone, they saw my laptop uncovered and asked for that also, under the same conditions of compliance. Lastly was the brainwave that I should have a wallet, so in the end they ran of and kept my iphone, macbook and wallet. I kept my car and my…

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Added by Schalk van Heerden on March 6, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Joint Training Event in Jozi

Wow! The agenda was a 2 day Peter Block Seminar where leaders from the youth zones were to be trained in community building, facilitation and teamwork.

The outcome was 3 days of bliss where 14 strangers became close friends. Representatives from Upington, Umzimkhulu, Mutare, Manica and Siyabuswa added life and wisdom to the seminar.



I trust that all the participants will write about their experiences on the pages of their respective sites, but as the team reflected on what they… Continue

Added by Schalk van Heerden on March 4, 2010 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

Comment after joint training event

this is thankful gift to doc mabila you are a kind and friendly guy you did a lot for my life,shares,you can take someone from one place to another level.

Added by jaca nomfundo on March 4, 2010 at 7:15am — No Comments

new born

the workshop on comminity building brought about just a new born baby as i met a group of people that i pray to god wont get tired of trying to become beacons of hope to their respective people they live with.

keep up the good and god will provide

see you all

rottas

Added by roderick heinrich titus on March 3, 2010 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

hard life

i learnt a lot from one of my colleagues from manica. and his name is hard life. he is an amazing person and he is humble and disciplined.

Added by peter leope on March 3, 2010 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Feedback on Peter Block training event

i like the diversity of the group of people i met during the seminar. i learnt a lot especially from colleagues from different youth site zone

Added by dumisani manyande on March 3, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

personal gifts

the interaction of people during the seminar was amazing. and all my colleaques from other youth zones are just special.

Added by feziwe ntlanganiso on March 3, 2010 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Apple Training

Youthzone organised an Apple training for this IT Guru it was more than fantastic , I enoyed a lot from it , pity l can not afford a Mac book but can't they organise one for me..............................................maybe l should rob a bank.

Thank you very Youthzones.

I appreciate

Added by Bongani C Khumalo on February 24, 2010 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Young Killers

It might sound strange, especially to Europeans, if I say that yesterday I played football with young killers. However, the moment you learn that this is a name of a football team in Siyabuswa and that the killing refers to football related performance, everything becomes a little more comforting. The name is ironic though. Our programme aims to make South Africa safe, to reduce crime and to promote social justice, intercultural tolerance and a positive choices for young people. It is funny… Continue

Added by Schalk van Heerden on January 30, 2010 at 9:21am — No Comments

Authenticity

Some will argue that being born in or living in South Africa, makes you a South African. I'm an Afrikaner, a Dutchmen, Buno, Boer... and what I'm discovering is to call myself a South African, I have to grow with the country. As Mzanzi changes shape, I need to flex, learn, become. This is in no way tedious or a depressing moral obligation- it's an exciting invitation to become part of peoples lives, to learn new things, to inculturate, to make friends. My 2010 World Cup wish, besides that the… Continue

Added by Schalk van Heerden on January 27, 2010 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

Leadership success stories : Blog competition

SOMETIMES IS SO HARD TO BE A LEADER JUST BECAUSE, FOR SUCCESS YOU ARE POINTED FINGERS AND PRAISED BUT, AT THE SAME TIME FOR FAILURES YOU ARE THE SAME TO BE POINTED FINGERS AND BLAMED. SO, ONE SHOULD BE MORE BRAVE IF APPOINTED TO BE A LEADER AND AVOID MISLEADING. MUST STRIKE HARD AND MENTAIN CONVINIENCES TO THE SOCIETY AND ACCHIEVE THE GOALS INTENDED.ONE CAN GAIN MORE POWER, SUPPORT AND VALUE IF GOES WELL AND THE O

Added by Newton Konde on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Let go of your stresses!

A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the 'half empty or half full' question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired . . . 'How heavy is this glass of water?'

Answers called out ranged from 250 grams to 500 grams.

She replied . . .  'The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold…

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