By Angie Nkuna
Giyani- The recently held two days Career Expo organised by the Hands of Wisdom None Profit Organization has been a success at Edward Homu High School at Mapayeni village outside Giyani town.
The Born to Win Career Expo was attended by more than five Institutions including North West University, Giyani Science Center, Leda , Greater Giyani Library , NFSAS and motivational speakers to help pupils on career issues.
Edward Homu High School Pupils President, Dzunisani Chauke said it’s important that learners are being coached when it comes to career issues.
“This kind of activities enable us to make right career choices. I believe that we are now aware that the best time to apply for university admission isn’t when we have received our matric results but during the university open admissions period to avoid taking wrong career choices…and ending up being drop outs.”
Hands of Wisdom founder Chris Ndlovu says the reason why he organized the event was to help solve the issue of careers that students have also to give back to the community / School as there is a great need for such events.
“Normally schools / pupils in rural areas do not have the opportunity to host or attend such events because of lack of finances.
“I want the pass rate for my brothers and sisters to be high this year. As the former pupil of Edward High School, I know the challenges the teachers and Pupils are face and it was the time i have to offer a helping hand.
“It was also part of the Mandela Month of giving back to the community as you know Nelson Mandela Valued Education a lot. In Xitsonga we say ‘Rintihu rin’we ari nusi hove’ That is how i have been raised. I am from the poor family background and i know the challenges the pupils are facing because I went through that myself.
“I’m grateful for the support from the community at large and again when it comes to sponsors and, some other Institutions didn’t even bother to reply, or support the event which it is said because at the end of the day it is not all about us but the community that is benefiting and the future leaders.
“So if sponsors and Educational Institutions ignore such an opportunity to build the nation and help to improve the community of Giyani, it makes my heart bleed. But i believe we learn everyday and in future they will support.
“Nevertheless, we will be having such events in the future looking at the great needs of the pupils and Schools have, so this might be the solution to make Giyani a great community also to be known in the map of producing great pupils and great results. Again what will make The Born to Win Career Expo to continue is when we get the support from various sponsors, Schools, Universities and Business people around Giyani and Limpopo as a whole”, concluded Ndlovu.