Wilderness Foundation Siyazenzela Training

Photography: Our Ranger Kokko

The Graham & Rhona Beck Skills Centre together with Graham Beck Enterprises (members of the Conservancy) were once again the proud hosts of the Wilderness Foundation’s successful Siyazenzela training programme. Another 20 candidates completed the programme in 2017 with 6 candidates given the opportunity to take part in the Umzi Wethu Conservation Training hosted in PE.

With the Siyazenzela programme, youth are empowered with necessary job skills that prospective employers require from their employees. In this way, Wilderness Foundation Africa makes its contribution to curbing high unemployment and poverty in the country. For more information visit the wildernessfoundation.org and read more about the graduation ceremony.

A beautiful and inspirational poem shared by Yandisa Balekile who attended the training:

From Darkness to Light

I was a child
Who was in the dark about the outside world
A child
Who depended on parents
A child
Who did not even know who she is

But you taught me
To be an adult
You taught me
About what this world offers me
You taught me
To be independent
You taught me
To be a professional
Made me see
That I am powerful beyond measures

Now I know
I now know
For my life to be what I want
I have to do it myself
To make a difference in my life
I have to be the change that I want to
See in my life
I have to let my light shine … and
All begins with me

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