WELCOME ALL ESPECIALLY OUR LEVEL 4s
Today I know we are suppose to focus on the Level 4s, but I thought we all need to take time out and reflect.
Thus the video and song of Micheal Jackson – Man in the Mirror. If you listen carefully to the lyrics you will see what he means.
He is talking about you, he is talking about me. We need to look within ourselves to see how we can make a change in this world while we still have a chance.
Change starts with us. If each one of us can make a change in the life/lives of others, we will definitely have a better society/ communities would be safe, people will access to food, to water, housing and jobs.
You probably thinking: “how can I (a young person) make a change?” Well you can; you can start in your home, in your community, religious community and school. Help others.
But in order to help others you first need to ensure that you acquire the necessary skills, the necessary capabilities. You need to acquire knowledge.
Therefore acquiring knowledge through reading, listening to others, studying and training can equip you better to help others. None of us know everything. There is always something new to learn. Find your passion, what do you love doing, your hobbies, your interests, arts, sport, are academically strong, are you practically inclined? Find the things that make you happy that you enjoy.
We need to reflect on our own lives in order to see if we are accomplishing what we set out to do.
For some of you, you started a couple of years ago and managed to progress through the system. Others started at the beginning of the year, but knowingly/ unknowingly you had goals. You wanted to complete AET Level four to enable yourselves to continue with the FET phase and complete Grade 12 or to continue at a TVET college in a specific vocation.
We need to reflect and ask ourselves what did I learn this year? Did I come here to waste my time? Will I be successful in the upcoming exams? What more can I do? Is it too late or can I still make a success? Am I grateful to all those who played a part on this journey?
Reflecting on the Video/ song – Man in the mirror – How can I make a difference in this world? How can I make a difference in the lives of others?
If we look at the 3 Cs in this life:
CHANCES, CHOICES and CHANGES
IF YOU DON’T TAKE THE CHANCE AND MAKE THE CHOICE YOU WILL NEVER CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
SO THE MESSGE TO EVERYONE IS TO TAKE THAT CHANCE AND TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES IN ORDER TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
THIS WILL ENABLE YOU TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
Lastly I want to share a personal quote which became very apt for me this year:
“To raise a child who is comfortable enough to leave you means you’ve done your job.
They are not ours to keep, but to teach how to soar on their own.”