I joined KTD196 in 2013 with no idea what they are doing but I was interested in how you could find lot of children playing that pushed me to go through and join the team. Then, after attending a camp I started to realise that it is not all about playing and having fun, but the program changed my personality and expanded my knowledge.
Before joining KTD196 movement, I was unable to socialise with other people and was somehow shy to talk and also I couldn’t stand up for myself, I wasn't really interested in education but I was forced to do go to school. I didn't have a dream about my future in fact I had no light about my future at all. After joining the Keep The Dream196’s program my life changed, I am now able to stand on my own and speak out the wrongs and the rights that I see.
No words can really completely capture the joyous feelings in my heart when I think of how Keep The Dream196 and scouts has benefited my life. I have tried several times but each time I am so overwhelmed with the things I want to convey that I just get so choked up.
KTD196 is indescribable, so pure, so patient, so humble and so so so very wise and it is really incredible the way Louise, Akela Zabe and Nkulu are constantly supporting and helping children to be confident and to believe in ourselves. I am so humbled by KTD196’s wisdom and patience and so inspired by so much effort being put in our lives. They are all working with the unwavering goal of planting seeds, making accessible: teaching, sharing, inspiring, reaching out, giving a shoulder, and showing the way to always benefit others.
It is just so blissful knowing I am now furthering my studies through their help… and most of all thank you to KTD196 for opening my eyes and my mind to the true meaning and purpose of my life…..now I feel complete.
With KTD196, when I was still in high school, I had nothing with me, my family couldn't afford to buy my school uniform and stationaries. I did not have the opportunity to get pocket money for school. But after meeting with Akela everything went well, she is playing a parenting role in my life. She taught me not to fear any confrontation or any kinds of problems I have with myself or others. When stars collide and out of their collisions new worlds are born
I'm now studying in University of Limpopo doing a bachelor's degree in teaching. I know that I am not the only person who was assisted in their program and also that their work will spread all over to change more lives.