To commemorate the last day of Youth Month, the Gauteng Provincial Government and #KrunchWithKhutso have taken time to uplift the spirits of the youth in these uncertain times.
At what age is one eligible to make a change in their communities and the lives of others?
The Gauteng Provincial Government has taken it upon itself to shine a light on the youth, of any age, that are taking matters into their own hands and stretching a helping hand to those in need.
Set your sights on these young change-makers that are #GrowingGautengTogether :
“I talk to kids about child abuse, bullying, confidence, and COVID-19.”
Prince Mashawana says this is the knowledge he imparts on others.
Mashawana, better known as Super Mash, the youngest South African superhero, spoke to Khutso Theledi on #KrunchWithKhutso about how he hasn’t let the pandemic dampen his spirits and hinder him from helping many others.
At the tender age of 8 years SuperMash is the country’s first black child comic book character, that encourages young kids to see themselves as heroes. The aim is to help children understand the true depth of the power within themselves as they assume personal responsibilities, grow emotionally and boost self-awareness.
#KrunchWithKhutso also spoke to Keketso Tlhapi, a victorious survivor of bullying at school and Founder of The Little League Camp S.A (LLCSA)- supported by Nceba Africa.
“As time went on, I started getting bullied and I didn’t want any other kid to suffer.”
Tlhapi tell Khutso why she started her Non-profit Organisation
As finally articulated by the Little League Camp SA:
“Bullying in our schools has become a pandemic that is aggressively killing our future nation. Because of these social ills amongst our children, it became the mission of the LLCSA to mobilize campaigns that not only focus on the effects of bullying on our future leaders but also attempts to address and curb the causes fuelling this horrific act by introducing outdoor camping as a tool to equip them with life-changing skills.”
The 14 year old young lady has turned her ‘bad experiences’ into a fountain of knowledge whilst creating a safe zone for others going through similar situations. She aims to bring back the moral identity of childhood.
“Don’t keep quiet about it because it really eats you inside. Speak up!,” Tlhapi advises those that may be getting bullied.
Feeling inspired? Listen here for more on how they are changing their communities:
Written by: Y