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Get inspired! Read the personal stories of TakingITGlobal members from around the world.

South Africa

What inspires you?

Community. Whether it's 50 kids at a hardcore show screaming along the lyrics to a local band's song, a really encouraging comment thread on a message board, or an art opening that just blows you away. I think that connecting with other humans who share your interests, passions and beliefs is the most powerful thing ever. When you feel like you are part of something that matters, it encourages you to push yourself harder to make your contribution to that community really count. You become a better and more creative person in the process.

Tell us about an issue that matters to you and how you became aware and involved.

Doing anything for a good cause. The issue that matters to me most is the reality of poverty in Africa. It has been a problem since and now it is growing even bigger. In my context, I can see many young people who are engaged in destructive teenage practices to try and earn a living. I fee pity for them because they are so young yet they are in this messy situation and not by choice. As of now, I don't know of an organization in the African context who are dealing with the said problem of trying to tap the talent and youth resource base. If one day, there is an organization to address such a fundamental future generation of tomorrow, I'll be the first one to sign up.

Share your perspectives on what makes a good leader.

A good leader is a good role model... a servant, whose open minded, willing to learn and accepts to be corrected. For me, a leader should also knows how to lead an organization and develop its members to become better persons that have determination. A good leader also practices what they preach and does not eat his words. Besides that, what makes a good leader is his or her faith to God.

Do you think TakingITGlobal can help you achieve some of your goals? Have we already? Please tell us how.

I think TIG can help me achieve my goals - that is to connect with other people with different cultures and share our thoughts, ideas and beliefs with them. Being a part of the TIG family will help me to become more confident to do the things that I think l cannot do. It’s a morale booster, confidence driver and self esteem motivating tool.

Thanks to the TIG family!!

Gob bless you!

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