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Attending a World Cup Game

Here is a letter from Teramai:


Hi Schalk


We had a very safe journey back home. Thanks for everything. We arrived today at around 11am in the morning. Below are my reflections for the match;


It was a life changing and very unique experience for me. Never had I attended a match of such high magnitude. Let alone, getting the opportunity to watch several of my football heroes who showcase their talents in some of the…
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Added by Schalk van Heerden on June 18, 2010 at 1:38pm — 3 Comments

why you should care about a stolen chicken in Qwa Qwa

My day to day job puts me in many new and exciting situations. It expands the scope of my emotions in that I have more and higher 'highs' and I also have more and lower 'lows'. Sometimes I little thing can eat away at me for days, like Veli's comment that although he likes to eat eggs, he cannot keep chickens, because they will obviously get stolen.
Now I trust Veli that this assumption is probably accurate and indeed buying chickens might be a waste of money, unless you have the intention…
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Added by Schalk van Heerden on May 20, 2010 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Enjoying my work

I cant stop working simply I love going out there and make a difference with the outcast people. Living amongst the poor of the poores and giving my life to themt, Helping each other to better our lives and be above all a family. I am just compassionate about my work. And I keep looking forward to my next place of visit. I am more than any multibillionaire when it comes to my work. I am satisfied and happy. The feeling is Undescribable. Above all thanks to the team. Firstly, to my humble… Continue

Added by doctor mabila on April 28, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Is easy

Is easy to give to something where one has a full control or some kind of control. Is easy to love something which doesnt respond back or talk back or doesnt have moral sense. Is easy to talk or showing some kind of intelligence than acting on the preaching. is easy to donate money where one feel has clearance of the usage of the funds and have some control of what they want to achieve. is easy to sit around and steal people 's ideas and claim they are yours. is easy to be comfortable and laze… Continue

Added by doctor mabila on April 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

welcome

''ladies you are well come un the youthzones''

Added by Paulo Massingue on April 22, 2010 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Proud global citizen

I am proud to be part of the global system and working for FSSA. While trying to take the youth away from crime, my soccer boots and pump got stolen in Mogwase. Is nice to experience what we are trying to eradicate. The feeling of being the victim is awesome.

Added by doctor mabila on April 21, 2010 at 8:06am — No Comments

Simplicity

What 's the simple thing in life? Is to be simple. By Doc

Added by doctor mabila on April 19, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Mogwase

What an amazing weekend in Mogwase! I was invited to coach Holy Family Combined School for two days. They are having two big matches coming. One already played on Saturday (17/04/2010) against Senegal H.school. It was an electrifying game and crowd. These kids never trained together and it was their first serious training and their first competitive game. They lost 3-1. Couple of players asked if I can come often because they say they hardly have such time out and play sport, and the type of… Continue

Added by doctor mabila on April 18, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Life

Society comprises of two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food

Added by doctor mabila on April 10, 2010 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Umzimkulu

Schalk and I (Doctor) are at the moment in Umzimkulu, Kwazulu-Natal (30 March-09 April 2010). We are real moved by the eagerness of the local successful youths (working in big cities like Durban.....) who are ploughing back to their communities and starting projects like Vukani Lisile Ma Africa or Wake Up,, it is sundawn Africans. Here we have the heroes like Dikela who runs the non-profitable community computer centre in Ibisi, Advocate Sandile Khuboni who is also starting a computer centre…

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Added by doctor mabila on April 5, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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

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