I spent more than 5 years learning and collecting all the necessary things and knowledge that I needed to be a specialist in the field of work that I do.Little did I know that sometime in life,somewhere in a certain area will I find things that are somehow unexplainable.We often hear stories of people who are posessed by “things”,safe leave it there than to try and really come up with terms that will end up being unexplainable as well.Anyway,I have been very lucky to witness very disturbing cases or things happening to students in some of the schools we work with.A student just goes crazy,scream,be hysterical and very aggressive.Others even strip off their clothes,run around the school,punching whoever that tries to come near them.Some of these learners will often start by hallucinating and then the screaming starts.One special case was a young girl that was screaming;”Ngiyeza!!!!”(Zulu expression meaning I’m coming).She was screaming and running towards the school gate,probably trying to get to wherever this voice is coming from.Pity,only,she was the only one who could hear this voice.The saddest part of this whole thing is that these cases are only GIRLS.These young girls don’t feel comfortable talking about these things at all,they’ll often say.they can not remember anything bout what has just happened.
When I as a nurse screen these learners,all their vital signs,ie blood pressure,pulse,respiratory rate,glucose levels,temperature,etc.Everything is of normal ranges.When I take history from the relatives and friends,the response is that these things are either demonic or indigenous.The one learner I saw yesterday,she’s vevn a stay in patient at this Inyanga,Zulu doctor,and is getting healed there.She went into this state twice in my presence and all we did was to PRAY for her.She slept for a while and when she woke up,she was taken to the inyanga’s house.She had absolutely no memory or what happened to her.
We’ve come to a point where by we are so used to our job. Sometimes one can even sing the routine. What a child might say or complain with might be anticipated, judging by the appearance of the client or student sitting in front of you, the face says it all before you could ask.
Today was a different day to me. A client walked into the consulting room, greeted me nicely and as I was asking about his particulars, he had a different thing going on in his mind.The young man asked me if it is acceptable for clients to sit in the seat I was on, he also asked if we could exchange seats, curiously, I said yes. He went on to ask me that as we see so many school pupils and all have different problems, do we get to be counselled and when do we get that chance since we see students Monday to Friday.
I was so touched to learn that, we are so worried sick about these pupils when they also care about us.We had a very interesting conversation with this particular student and he really made my day. It was indeed a memorable small INDABA, only this time the agenda was CARING FOR THE CARRER.
It’s been a long time since I ventilated and shared my deepest and strongest opinions on this page.Anyway,there’s a lot to be put down but so far 2009 has been good to me and I have so much planned for this year.Priority, being the best in everything I do.Striving to achieve as much in this life of 2009 as I can.I’ve developed and cultivated a culture of perseverance which is a special tool to success.Also i have decided to plough into others the seed of optimism and originality.It is not everyday that will be jolly and fun or go your way but we need to find something positive in that uncomfortable situation you find yourself in.Live on and do not stop to dream.
It is always wonderful and so welcoming to see people coming out in numbers to the Mpilonhle spot for services.It makes me feel worthy to these people and to know that they trust us so much that the number increases the days after, is an achievement.We visited or were stationed at a place called Dilikhulu,other than warm people,the place is breath taking with its hills and mountains.The beautiful air you breath there says,nature still exists in some part of this world where pollution is still non existing.
I just realised that it’s getting hotter and hotter every day.Now what do we do with that,nothing,I guess because the number of people in need of our services increases everyday so heat or no heat,a job is a job,we continue to make a difference in those people’s lives.