Monday, November 14, 2011

October Highlights

Community worker Theresa Witbooi shared her story with us and how it encouraged her to start the organisation called Heal Our Children. Theresa Witbooi lost her parents at the age of 20 years old. She needed her parents the most to finish her schooling (college) but emotionally she couldn’t pull through and stopped trying. Only at 40 years old Witbooi managed to finish her education. Witbooi then realized that her story is actually a drop in the ocean so many people particularly youth have a similar experience/situation. In the area Witbooi covers youth drop out of schools to support there family, kids are even dropping out from school at 10 and 11 years old. Heal Our Children tries to encourage them to work hard to for what they want, help mobilize them again. As much as it is a struggle says Witbooi especially trying to rally for more schools Mrs Witbooi keeps keeping on.

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