Liberate Yourself

Be Free

 

Our Deputy President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa made a speech at a youth dialogue that was hosted by the South African Youth Council. Mr Ramaphosa made some really interesting comments in his speech:

 

  • Young people need to be educated and that they must be innovative in order to achieve economic freedom in their lifetime.

 

  • It is up to young people  to take up all the opportunities in education and in business that are available to them.

 

You should seek economic freedom in your lifetime … Seek those opportunities so that you can be empowered.

We want people to be their own liberators.

 

These are some really powerful words. Really powerful.

 

He also said that young people should prioritise education as education is the only way to liberate themselves from the social ills of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

 

In South Africa, words such as ‘freedom’ and ‘liberation’ mean all sorts of things. We have a history full of amazing stories of fighting for freedom. We have so many heroes who died in the pursuit of freedom. In South Africa, we cannot take freedom for granted.

 

I think that most of us want to be ‘free’ – and, for most of us, we understand ‘freedom’ differently.

Are you free?

 

What does freedom mean to you?

Do you know what you need to do to become more free?

What have you done to liberate yourself?

 

 

I would not be working at College SA if I did not believe and know that education is essential to becoming more free. Education is NOT only for clever and rich people. Education is not just a nice-to-have. Education is a MUST HAVE.

 

At College SA we believe in giving people second / third / fourth chances at education. We believe in offering a variety of courses that will make a real difference in a person’s life.  We believe in guaranteeing our Students that we will support them every step of the way with their studies.

 

At College SA we want to help you with your educational dreams.

But … and this is very important, YOU must have a DREAM. YOU must have GOALS.

YOU must want to be FREE.

 

 

Do you want to be free? What does freedom mean to you? Have you done even just 1 thing today that shows, without a doubt, that you want to be free?

 

Be Free

 

What is is interesting is that freedom can be scary. Because, being free means you have responsibilities. It means that you are in charge of making decisions for yourself and for your life. Being free often means that you must be a warrior in your own life. It is not always easy being free.

 

But, being free is what we should all aim for.

Our hero

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Planning is part of the fun

When I was a teenager, I remember the great amount of time and effort that went into planning my birthday parties. I planned quite a few parties, but there is one in particular that stands out to me. It was my seventeenth birthday.

Firstly, it was very important to make sure that people came – I did not want to feel humiliated and embarrassed at not having a good turnout. I also wanted to ensure that there were more males than there were females, because I wanted to show all my friends just how many good-looking males I knew.

I made a list of all my friends and acquaintances, and I phoned every person on the list. I also asked every person to bring a friend with to the party, so that there could be as many people attending as possible.

This strategy seemed to work. My party was definitely a success. There was a huge turnout, and just as I had planned, there were more males than females.

At seventeen, all I really wanted was to be acknowledged. I don’t think anybody really knew how much time and effort I put into planning that party. But to see the priceless expressions on my friends’ faces when they walked into my house, made all the hard work worthwhile.

People were talking about my party for months afterwards, and people who previously did not want to be seen with me were all of a sudden more than happy to hang out with me.

Thinking back, I find it quite sad that I had to “prove myself” to my friends. I realise now that most of those people were never real friends to begin with. But then again, these lessons are all a part of growing up.

Despite my naive teenage mindset, and although I had the wrong motives for throwing the party, I can completely understand the enjoyment that people get out of arranging events for a living. When you get to witness the pleasure that others get out of your hard work, it really is rewarding!

If, like me, you enjoy organising events, it could be worth your while to study an events planning course. You never know how successful your events may be!

With College SA, you are able to study this course from home – giving you plenty of time to get practical experience while completing your studies!