GIVEN LIFE AND GIVING LIFE

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One of our hygiene cleaning learners, Katlego Gloria Molotoand, in Centurion Branch.

 

Katlego Gloria Moloto, 21, is one of our hygiene and cleaning learners in Centurion Branch. She was born with hydrocephalus disorder also known as “water on the brain”. This was discovered three days after her birth. When she was about two months old she had an operation to remove the excessive water, which was drained from her brain via a shunt. Thisshunt was left in her brain to ensure that there is not a build-up of fluid again, but it has caused epilepsy and recently in January she had a heart attack. Katlego’s upbringing has not been easy and her condition affected her learning ability. She left school during grade 9 because of memory loss.

After leaving school, Katlego started to pursue her passion in drama, poetry and dancing. Katlego started to take her life and health seriously by inspiring and motivating people to donate blood as she herself is a donor and a registered member of SANBS club 25.

Katlego said “I appreciate the life that I was given when my operation was conducted and was successful and that is the reason why I’m giving back, by giving a life to others.”

LIGHTS! CAMERA AND…ACTION!

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Cynthia has also been involved in the production of our marketing videos for ICan!

 

Production of our marketing videos

One of I Can!’s most outstanding learner’s is Cynthia Khumalo, sponsored by Omnia and currently enrolled on the Domestic Services learnership at Kempton Park. This energetic 22-year old is always on top in her academic assignments and offers assistance to her peers at every opportunity.

Cynthia was diagnosed with an intellectual disability when she was in primary school. Besides diligently completing her studies at I Can! Cynthia has also been involved in the production of our marketing videos for I Can! She has been presenting, narrating and introducing our company in these videos that are used for clients and for presentations.

Typically she will be given a script the night before and memorize it and just do one take on set the following day during the shoot. Most of the videos Cynthia did can be seen on the Academy’s YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=m7h1S5ePRQA

 This young women wishes to become a full time presenter, chef or events coordinator.

INTERVIEW WITH NTHABISENG MANYISA

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NTHABISENG MANYISA

Nthabiseng has a physical disability who has abnormality in both hands (hands being deformed), she often needs assistance from her parents and friends with regards to eating and writing as both hands are not functioning.  She also has difficulties of movement in the tongue whilst talking.  Nthabiseng is a hard working learner and she always puts in her best effort in everything that she does.  Completing the Hygiene and cleaning learnership is a priority for her, she indicated that she will achieve this goal by maintaining focus on the bigger picture which is getting more knowledge and being equipped for the future.

Nthabiseng indicated that she enjoys the learning experience that has been offered to her by I Can! She said that she is very determined to completing the entire learning process including the practical’s that she will need to do for the learnership, although the distance to the training venue offers a challenge to her as she quickly gets tired of walking.  Nthabiseng said that she is prepared to go through the challenge to better her life.  She also indicated that her determination has been inspired by her cousin who is a hard working person.

The one thing that Nthabiseng enjoys about the learning experience is working on the lap-top.

Although she is physically disabled Nthabiseng mentioned that she is coping just fine with her disability as is it nothing but normal to her.  She indicated that there is nothing that will get in her way of achieving what she wants in life.  She also said that she is going to enjoy herself while she is at it.

Her future aspirations are to own her own internet cafe’ one day, her own house and a car.