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Men taught how to increase their self-esteem

KwaThema - A two-day workshop for men, aimed at educating them about self esteem and taking responsibility, took place in KwaThema last week.

The workshop, hosted by the Ekurhuleni Metro, targeted men between the ages of 18 and 45 years.

According to Ekurhuleni social worker Daniel Leshike, the workshop is part of the metro’s mandate for skills development.

He says the workshop has taken place annually since 2013.

He explained that men are also taught about different skills and are encouraged to think positively and stay motivated despite their challenges.

“We want to ensure that men master themselves in order to learn to control their emotions,” says Leshike.

He adds the metro will host an entrepreneurship workshop this year in light of the unemployment challenges experienced by many men in the townships.

One of the young men who attended the workshop, Ntokozo Ngcwabe (24) from Rest In Peace Section in KwaThema, says the workshop made him realise his strengths and understand what he needs to do in order to create a better life for himself.

He says the workshop taught him self respect and restored his self confidence.

“The one thing I learnt at the workshop, and that will always be in my mind, is knowing that it is never too late to strive for the best,” says Ngcwabe.

He says the workshop also helped him make better decisions.

Ngcwabe concluded by saying that he will share all the information he received during the workshop with his family and friends.

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