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“It takes a village to raise a child”

I urge to you all to please read up on the Bright star mentorship programme. You can do so by clicking HERE but please continue to read on and hopefully you will join our villageπŸ’‹

I could not help but tear up being in the presence of our little  bright stars today. Kids are an absolute blessing! 

Today we celebrated our annual bright star mentorship celebration. And as always, my inspiration “rev counter” went from 0 to 220 after spending the day with the remarkable and phenomenal people that joined us.

Today I was reassured that I can change the world simply by changing my thought process.  Now watch me go out there and change it.

I needed this event more than it needed me. After the week I had with a blast from the past, mixed emotions and some heart ache, this reminded me just how blessed I am. How my struggles are so irrelevant to the struggles of others. Today I learnt that going through a struggle isn’t in it’s all a bad thing, it isn’t a curse but it’s actually a blessing and so I’m gonna push through like I have all these years.

The Bright star mentorship programme has provided healing for not just kids coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, it helps to heal even us as mentors going through our own thing. 

Spending just an hour of your time a week but having such an impact on the lives of our kids; who mind you are soon going to be our leaders, What an honour. God must really love us for choosing us, out of the millions of people on this earth, to do his work.

The bright star mentorship programme produces “wholemakers” yeap! We make whole to what has been damaged and we do so through love, time, passion and effort. 

To all the wonderful mentors, programme organizers, guests and the precious kids, thank you for making my heart smile. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to have a reality check, thank you for turning me into the women I am meant to be so that one day I too will invest in my own kids and so one day I can be courageous and kind changing the world one child at a time. 

I am going to ask you to please consider joining us by becoming a mentor, however, we understand if you cannot right now. If time is an issue and if you would like to contribute,  please consider  just R100 pm so that this mentorship programme can continue running. 

You are welcome to message me for more details and I will gladly refer you to the correct people that facilitate this programme. 

if you are unable to do either or, please may I ask that you pay it forward by sharing this link or BC so that we can get this to as many people as we possibly can. 

“It takes a village to raise a child” 

With love and well wishes.

A plea from just an ordinary girl πŸ’‹

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She turns 13 πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»

Today we celebrated my mentee, Mbali’s, 13th birthday πŸŽ‰ 

Happy birthday sweetheart! May Gods richest blessings be upon you always! 

Thank you for the wonderful year we’ve had together, your charismatic personality together with that gorgeous smile reminds me each week how blessed I  am to have you in my life. 

May you always remain as ambitious and kind as you are! Only you would make me a card on your birthday πŸ’‹

My family ( yes you’re family lamz)Today was simply amazing. Thank you all for coming out and making Mbali’s day as special as she is, for all the wonderful gifts but mostly yourls time and interaction with her. I could never have done this without you guys and am so grateful for the support.  

Mum and dad , on yourls only day off, Kasi for coming out and spending the day with us, I know you guys did this because you know how important it was for me to make her day special and Kasi for her beautiful gift.

Fathi and Dosie, Kasi for sacrificing yourls time and for the beautiful gift as well. I appreciate all that you guys do and also appreciate that you guys support me through this mentorship programme journey. The world can be changed by one good deed at a time and with family like you all, no doubt it can πŸ’‹

Lamia! Words fail me because you also have supported me as a mentor from day one. Shukran for always being there when I need you and for Mbali’s beautiful gift! I hope that she can take away lessons by just witnessing these simple little acts that I expose her to. 

My eela , affy and leelo, I know I can always depend on you kids to brighten up anyday! I look at yourl and love how you all can love and accept freely. May you guys always go through life and see the world through these same eyes; free of prejudices of all kinds.

The William Clark children’s home and the house mothers, thank you for providing a home, love and care to our mentees. Not only do you keep their dreams alive but you guys mould them and equipt them to be the best that they can be.

Lastly, to the Peace agency, thank you guys for awarding me the opportunity to join your mentorship programme. I had tons of concerns walking into this but you guys have been so supportive and I can now understand what you guys meant when you said it is more a blessing for us as the mentor. The work you guys do is amazing and I will forever do my part to ensure that it is recognized. 

May the almighty bless you all abundantly and multiply yourls rizik, Favour and blessings inshallah Ameen! 

Fun was had and as I always say… if you can be anything in this world, be kind.

Love and well wishes 

From just an ordinary mentor.