Early 2000s when I was the president of the Learners Representative Council (LRC) at Thembelihle Senior Secondary School to becoming a member of Khayelitsha Student Empowerment Forum (KSEF) to Khayelitsha Education Forum (KEF) I enjoyed participating in the Urban Renewal Programmes allocated by former President Thabo Mbeki to Khayelitsha and Mitchels Plain as zones most marginalised from opportunities and with worse effect of the past.
In that programme I came to know energetic leaders like Melvyn Caroline who just passed way last of last Saturday at age 63. He was the Director of Metropole East Education District of Western Cape Education Department, may his soul Rest In Peace.
From Khayelitsha and matriculating in 2005, amped up by lot of capacity building provided by leaders like Melvyn Caroline when I started at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2006 I joined Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) a global organisation using students at universities to uplift disadvantaged communities (in 2012 has changed its name to Enactus- http://www.enactus.org). Like that in my first year of studies inspired more by SIFE UWC leaders like Professor Linda de Vries, Khutso Ramontja and others I took the position of Deputy Project Manager heading all our projects.
Our team at the SIFE National Competitions 2005/6 at Emperors Palace in Johannersburg took third place, University of Pretoria took second place and University of KwaZulu Natal took first place.
Its because of leaders like Melvyn Caroline that young people from all walks of life make a success of their lives we should be thankful and take it further for the future generation.
By Sivuyile S. Sesi @756Writing
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