Blog 2 Cols

When a season of serving ends…

One of the most difficult words to say must be “Bye”. Sure there are the exceptions when one says good bye with a smile, like when that unwanted house guest announce he is ready leave or the...
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Too busy for one hour?

As the last Christmas trees are packed away and last of the holiday treats enjoyed before the serious January detox starts the 2016 Rat Race has officially begun. Early mornings, late nights, full...
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I Give Up

Letter to Mentor – hurt and discouraged by the lack of change and response from her 9 year old mentee who is living in a Children’s Home. The first thing we want to say is that we value you as...
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The Price of a Life Lived Well

Profit is usually the best indicator of success in the business world. Stakeholders and investors need to see what the return on investment is in order to determine whether or not the business is...
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Into the Arena!

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in...
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Mentors help to make good decisions

Why do children need mentors? During the recent BRIGHT STARS MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME training held in Kempton Park the legal aspects of the age of consent for children came under the spotlight once...
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Hearts Open When Hands Work

Some of the most important conversations I’ve had were not done face-to-face rather shoulder-to-shoulder. I can think of quite a few momentous heart-to-heart conversations which took place either...
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It’s a hard landing without soft-skills

“I’ve never used an ATM.” Two boys, orphan refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, grew up in a Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) in Pretoria. Here they were safe. Here they...
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