Gabby Oliver Today WLM is putting a spotlight on a young upcoming woman leader. Her name is Gabby Oliver and this is what she has to say! 1. What you are currently studying and why? I’m currently underway in completing a BA degree double-majoring in Political Science and Ethics. I’m in my final year and can confidently say it hasn’t been an easy academic journey for me due to my revolutionary responsibilities I voluntarily took during the student uprising of the #Feesmustfall movement and serving as a national student leader for South African students from 2017-2019, but I [...]
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The story of Sharon Esau, I am 17 years old and a Grade 12 learner at Dysselsdorp High School in Oudtshoornadmin2019-11-04T04:12:07+00:00
Sharon Esau My name is Sharon Esau. I am 17 years old and a Grade 12 learner at Dysselsdorp High School in Oudtshoorn. I grew up in a very impoverished community and it wasn’t always easy as unemployment, drugs, gangsterism and teenage pregnancy stares young people in the face on a daily basis. Most people in my community do not have any ambition and if you get to Grade 7 that would be considered an achievement. Our community lack positive rolemodels. I always knew that I wanted more for my life and had lofty goals and ideals as I [...]
Delores Murray First and foremost I would like to thank all the organizers and mentors of the camp for the wonderful opportunity they gave us, I did not know what to expect at the camp, but I went there with an open mind and had a great time. I come from a very small town and I have lived here all my life, I had not seen much of the world and it is one of my aspirations to travel the world and meet new people and the youth camp gave me a glimpse of new exciting places [...]
The Story of Naomi Russel. She is a Grade 9 learner from Dysselsdorp High School and one of our participantsadmin2019-11-04T04:10:02+00:00
Naomi Russell The Women Lead Movement (WLM) camp is the best camp I have ever attended. I met some profound women there. I gained a profusion of knowledge from the camp. The weekend of the camp I learnt about gender based violence (GBV),self esteem and many more. What grasped my attention the most was GBV. I found out that I have been exposed to GBV but I was uninformed. I came to know that in the majority of cases females are victims of GBV. Women are often viewed as weak creatures. I loathe stereotypes for example "girls like [...]