This month in the blog, I asked for one of our younger volunteers, Raquel, to write about her experience at Ngonyama. I wanted to find out why it is she joined, and what she thinks of the project. Read ahead to see what Raquel said:
Being a teenager like myself and having a heart that wants to spend time and connect with people. You can face a lot of challenges in finding a platform because you are not taken seriously when you are still in high school. Finding an organisation that is willing to allow you to take part in the incredible things that they are doing in the community is rare.
Ngonyama is a new organisation that I believe is going to grow to an incredible size in the future. I wanted to become a volunteer at Ngonyama because I wanted to be a part of something that would impact individuals and give them a rooted and strong foundation. When you want to make an impact on someone else’s life it’s not about how much or what you can give them, it is about taking the time to teach each individual that are valued, that they are important and that they will always be loved. It is about rooting a foundation in a child’s life that will give them self respect, self value and a sense of propose in the future.
Being a part of an organization like Ngonyama is a great platform to do all these things and you have an opportunity to influence and to build up someone else life. You have the opportunity to show someone that they are worth your time and to you that might not be a big thing but to that other person they might have needed to feel like they mattered and you were that person that showed them that they did.
I have been a part of this organization for two months and I think it has influenced my life more than it has influenced theirs. There is just something about having a child excited that you are taking the time and that care enough to talk to them.
If you're interested in finding out more about our project, read through the about section . If you'd like to volunteer, please get in touch. And if you'd like to sponsor us, we're still trying to grow.