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After Matric my family didnโ€™t have money, I was devastated

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After Matric my family didnโ€™t have money, I was devastated

After Matric my family didnโ€™t have money, I was devastated ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ญ I had worked so, so hard to pass with exemption.

My father had been retrenched while I was in Grade 10 and my whole senior year I was hungry in school and stressed at home ๐Ÿ  because as the eldest in the home at that time, I could see that our standard of living was dropping FAST.

So many young people ask โ€œWhat can I do, I am unemployedโ€ so let me tell you what I did when I was unemployed in the year 2000.

๐ŸŽฏ I decided that I spoke better English and knew Maths ๐Ÿงฎ better than most rural kids, so I left the surbub and went to teach these subjects for FREE.

I left my home with running water, electricity and tar roads and I went to a village with no water, no electricity, no roads, no TV ๐Ÿ“บ. I arrived there and I โ€œSERVEDโ€ and the governing body offered me R800 a month. (It didnโ€™t even cover my food)

๐ŸŽฏ After that, (when the real teachers felt threatened) I left that job and I found a part time role as a helper and child minder. I got R500 in that role.

Thatโ€™s the money I used to register at an FET College, and God help me, I got a boyfriend (who was working and a teacher) and thatโ€™s how I ate food in June – Dece โ€˜2000. Black men do NOT get enough praise for the work they do as boyfriends ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ.

BEFORE you guys ask, we are still friends, we broke up in 2001 (after he helped me get to university) and it was because he made a mistake that was unforgivable. Still having him at that point in my life was a blessing and a privilege (I chose well)

Life is about CHOICES!! you canโ€™t control what happens to you, but you 100% can control your response to life. CHOOSE better โค๏ธโค๏ธ if you are unemployedโ€ฆ.. Find a family, a child, a community to SERVE, you have the time and resources? go cut the grass on verge!

Organise your friends and clean your Kasi, DO SOMETHING!!! we will invest in young people that are doing!! inboxing people and asking for food vouchers is not action ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” you didnโ€™t choose hunger, but you can choose your response.

I am you. We share a reality, we can share the solutions, you are the Hero you are waiting for, YOU will get yourself out of there, THINK โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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