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I ho! I ho! It’s off to Camp we GO!!!

Mpho at the colour run earlier this year!

You are awesome! Thank you so much for your support! You are making such a huge difference each and every day to the lives of our (yours and ours) kids, it is so wonderful to see these kids smile, it lights up my whole day, I hope it does yours as well….!

We are now at camp and have a lot of activities happening, lots of logistics arranging people coming and going, meals, activities, resources at the right place at the right time, training of adults, training of kids by adults, fun, and more fun. I am not being facetious because every activity gives a child the opportunity to plan, implement, and evaluate the outcomes so it is really project management in a box, plus they learn to direct adults, a definite skill and talent.

The kids are having an absolute ball and most of the time they are not realising the serious skills they are acquiring, it’s great!

Also, we have a group of adults from our partner in Venda, called the Japanese Volunteer Centre, and they are being trained on working with Cubs aged 7-11yrs. It’s so wonderful to be training again, it’s been 2yrs of frustration but now we are winding back up and reclaiming our kids and more.

I hope you enjoy Mpho’s story!

Don’t forget if you have any questions just let me know.

Take care be blessed

Louise

ps if you would like to send a letter of encouragement to Mpho, please go to our website and leave a message, the link is below.

My name is Mpho and I live in Motupa. I am 14yrs old girl and have been with KTD196 since 2018. I come from a family that has many challenges but going to scouts has helped me change my attitude towards the troubles we experience. I am able to see the problems but not judge myself by my troubles. My family is very poor but I am rich in so many ways. I have scouts, I have many friends, I have a roof, I eat twice a day, I have clothes, I go to school and learn and I go to scouts and learn.

I thank God for scouts because they taught me how to be a better person. I now see the best in my situation even though it is not easy. They have taught me not to do things just because other kids are doing things, peer pressure can be a real a problem, but I have a group of people that support me and I support them and together we follow the scout laws and stay away from negative behaviour. Many of the girls in my school are pregnant but because I am a scout I don’t want to do those things. I want to keep an eye on my dream to become a Nurse because I want to help people when they are sick. Most importantly I want to help people not get sick.

Thank you for reading my story. Thank you for supporting of KTD196. LOVE Mpho