By Mpho Khaphetsi

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.