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Being faced with many challenges as a young person, there was a time when everything just seemed impossible. For many years I tried to apply for work but nothing worked out. I felt like giving up but NYDA came along and changed my life eternally. I volunteered for an NYDA project under an organization called my hand and heart and in my days of volunteering, I have learned lot of things and connected with lot of people this gave a huge boost to my network, I am proud to say I am now working and studying and this wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for NYDA for opening doors for me. I'm very grateful to it and may it continue with their great work.
I joined My Hands and Heart 4 years ago as a young person who likes volunteering and doing community work. I have since been doing different programs with them and the NYDA, and its been wonderful. Volunteering has really opened many doors for me as I am also running a youth NPO called Life 4 U Foundation. I have met a lot of people while working with the NYDA who have done a lot to help our youth. I have gained skills which I transferred to the youth we are working with. Therefore I am always grateful to such initiatives that encourage youth volunteering.
Having being faced with the difficulty of finding employment as an inexperienced graduate. I tried over and over to apply for Work Integrated Learning with different companies however, my efforts yielded to nothing. I then decided to go back to school, this too was an impossible mission as I was told that I needed to at least have some sort of experience. I then remembered that I was part of a volunteer project that was rolled out by My hands and heart on behalf of the National Youth Development Agency, that along with some volunteering I did a few years ago with My hands and heart helped me get admission for my B tech application in Public relations management at the Tshwane University of Technology. I have never thought that volunteering would benefit me to this extent, I must say that I am very aware of the benefits of volunteering, I advice all young people to take up volunteering.
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helping high school learners from Alexandra township in Johannesburg to succeed in their studies and gain access to universities through the provision of mentors, career information and bursaries.
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