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WHAT EXACTLY DID YOU GET UP TO THIS WEEKEND???

WELL I DECIDED TO GIVE BACK,BY LENDING MY PAIR OF HANDS .

I VOLUNTEER AT AN ORGANISATION CALLED CHEESEKIDS (http://www.cheesekids.org/),WHOSE  MAINLY FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE LIVES OF OUR PEOPLE, AND THIS IS WHAT WE GOT UP  TO OVER THE WEEKEND.

WE REFURBISHED CLASSROOMS AT HILLCREST PRIMARY SCHOOL IN MALVERN,JOHANNESBURG IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS,FELLOW PARENTS AND VOLUNTEERS .

TAKE A LOOK AND SEE HOW IT ALL UNFOLDED….

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PROCESS OF REFINEMENT

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THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH SO MUCH MORE,TOGETHER.

ARTS ON MAIN :-)

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THIS PAST FRIDAY,OUR TEAM WENT TO ARTS ON MAIN AND LET ME SAY THAT IT IS THE IDEAL PLACE FOR ARTISTS OF ALL KINDS.

THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF OUR VISIT,WAS TO MEET AN INSPIRATIONAL MAN,NAMED KELVIN JOEL,A PASTRY CHEF AND THE CO-OWNER OF THE JOHANNESBURG PASTRY AND CULINARY SCHOOL.HE WAS BORN AND BRED IN WESTBURY (A COLOURED TOWNSHIP KNOWN AS THE HUB OF GANGSTERISM) AND HE,THROUGH HIS HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION, MADE  HIS DREAMS A REALITY.

WHAT STOOD OUT FOR ME WAS THE FACT THAT HE ACTUALLY AVAILED HIS PREMISES TO US,SO THIS MEANS THAT WE’RE HAVING OUR EXHIBITION AT THE JOHANNESBURG PASTRY AND CULINARY SCHOOL IN APRIL.ON HEARING THIS NEWS,WE WERE SERVED WITH THE MOST DELICIOUS FOOD.HERE,HAVE A LOOK

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IT MELTED IN MY MOUTH,BITE AFTER BITE. YOU’RE PROBABLY SITTING THERE,WISHING YOU HAD…ANY WAY, HERE HE IS,THE MAN WHO MADE IT ALL POSSIBLE.

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SO IF YOU PLANNING ON TREATING YOUR FAMILY ANY TIME SOON,TAKE A SHOT LEFT TO  ARTS ON MAIN AND ENJOY THE GREAT ARTISTRY,OVER A BEAUTIFUL MEAL AT THE JOHANNESBURG PASTRY AND CULINARY SCHOOL.

VISIT TO THE U.S EMBASSY

U.S EMBASSY

MY VISIT TO THE U.S EMBASSY WAS A DATE WITH DESTINY,A SHEER REVELATION…

WE ARRIVED AT THE U.S EMBASSY,WHERE Laura J. Lipson , A CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD WINNER,IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 

Nonkululeko Godana , A YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ENTHUSIAST,FACILITATED A DISCUSSION ON CHANGING OUR LIVES AND EMPOWERING OURSELVES AS WOMEN.

WE ALSO HAD AN EXCHANGE OF DIALOGUE,WITH A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN MALAWI,THROUGH DIGITAL VIDEO CONFERENCING.OUR DISCUSSION REVOLVED AROUND VICTIMISATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE, MENTORSHIP PROGRAMMES,CHANGING OUR MENTALITY AND ULTIMATELY FINDING OUR PURPOSE.

THE ONE THING THAT STOOD OUT FOR ME,WAS THAT WE AS WOMAN NEED TO LEARN THAT WE HAVE A VOICE AND THAT VOICE,CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE…