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Inspiring young minds

Mr Vuyolethu Sibiya, held a motivational talk with pupils at Tsosoloso Ya-Africa Secondary School recently.

Mr Vuyolethu Sibiya, held a motivational talk with pupils at Tsosoloso Ya-Africa Secondary School recently.

Mr Sibiya is a news reader at Voice of Tembisa and a television presenter.

He encouraged pupils to be aware of intimidation and discouragement.

“There are people who will intimidate you and make you feel isolated, only to bring you down. I urge pupils to be ambitious and not to give up on their future which starts at school. People should not be intimidated by the emptiness of the present. Rather, they should be inspired by the fullness of the future,” said Mr Sibiya.

He added that poor performance in local schools is a major problem.

“Most secondary schools in the area dropped in their matric results percentage. We cannot afford to have two or four pupils passing with distinctions out of 50 pupils in one school. It proves that our pupils are still behind. I understand there are pupils from poor backgrounds, orphanages and others who suffer from abuse. The community should stand together and support these pupils. For these pupils to make a positive change, they need support from members of the community,” he added.

The event was attended by the National Education spokesperson, Mr Panyasa Lesufi, Jam Alley presenter, Ms Seipati “Twasa” Seoke, music producer Mr Pacy Ingle, local pastor Mr John Mkhatshwa and gospel artist Mr Zensi Mnisi.

Mr Lesufi also handed out 40 tablet devices to pupils.

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