FunDza has a great relationship with False Bay College, and holds regular Reading for Enjoyment sessions at both Fish Hoek and Khayelitsha campuses. We asked Nikkie Ncgawa (Student Representative Council at False Bay College, Fish Hoek) to tell us about the book drive they’d organised. This is her blog.
We at False Bay College, Fish Hoek Campus MOT presenters and the SRC decided to work together and have a book drive. For this we collected donations of reading books to give to a school. MOT South Africa is a registered and leading public benefit and non-profit organisation, specialising in life-skills development among the youth. It works with the youth in a structured learning environment, teaching young people to make conscious life choices that enable them to develop to their full potential and to show courage.
We believe that we have to create a clear and effective path way for the young kids, so that they grow up knowing what they want in life, and not waste time playing around with their future. What better way to do this than by giving them books? This teaches them to teach themselves from a very tender age. Helping others, giving without expecting anything in return, always fills our hearts with joy, but mostly knowing that you played a part in making the future of our youth brighter than it is.
Since we had mainly children’s books we decided to visit a primary school and donate books to younger chidren. We always start with the communities close to our campus and within every project we choose a different community to donate or volunteer in. This is so that we know we have made a difference in various communities.
We love helping out in our communities. We build trust and an understanding between the communities around us, the SRC, MOT and the college at large. Making sure that the youth know that with everything happening in their lives, they should know that they are never alone. We are always eager to help where ever we can.
We are the leaders and drivers of our future, and the next generation. A leader is someone that does the right thing, to achieve their goals. It is a person who has good communication skills, who is committed and motivated to do good things. It is someone who is honest and transparent, empathetic and with high integrity – following through, doing what they say they will do, and one who can walk the talk.
Thank you for sharing your story, Nikkie! Keep up the good work, and see you at the college soon.