My name Emmanuel, I am 19yrs of age and I started Scout in Bodwe in 2014 but I never joined, I thought it was stupid. In 2015 I ran away from home and basically school and went to the streets. I came back in to Bodwe as a Gangster. As a Gangster I was attacking people, robbing them, and threatening them with knives and a gun. I did this for two years.
My name is Casius, I am 17yrs old soon. I started Scouts at Bodwe Village in 2016.
Before I joined the program I was very bullied by a lot by my friends, I was not naughty but I was bullied a lot.
Scouts has changed my life, it taught me how do things in the right way, how to live with other children. It taught me how to respect others; it taught me how to be clean and to look after myself.
Before I joined KTD196 I lived with my mum, my aunt, my granny and my siblings. I was a very naughty boy and was always disobedient and jumping out of home to go to the streets with my friends. We would always go to the shabeens and drink the beer left in the bottles behind the taverns, also pick up stompies of cigarettes and smoke them. We would come home early in the morning or in the middle of the night then go to school and fall asleep.