It was a sad day for all African as hundreds are still in tears after a shocking misconduct by Ivorain fans when they forced to enter a 30 000 capacity stadium in Ivory Coast on Sunday afternoon ,the stand was expected to have only 30 000 fans according to the tickets being sold on the match day when the Elephants were entertaining the struggling Malawians who are still in a campain of qualifying for the Africa Cup . A huge crowd of supporters who did not have tickets forced passed armed security to allow themselves in the Stadium, where accidentailly a wall felldowm and hundreds of people got injured and leaving fourth dead. This is wake-up a call for South African Footaball Association (SAFA) to make sure such things does’nt happen in our foootball . We have Confideration Cup coming in about a month , and a biggest tournament in the World the FIFA World Cup . I’m hoping South African to deliver only the best the world has ever tasted in this tournament.
What a day it was. The best day I have had this year. It all started on Tuesday afternoon when we got confirmation that she had indeed arrived. The next stop was straight to the nearest hair salon for most of the Mpilonhle staff. Hairstylists in Mtuba must have made a good profit that afternoon.
Wednesday morning everyone looked so beautiful and arrived early for work. At around 6h45 nearly everyone was at the office even the people that normally come later were there . No one dared come late on this special day. It seems as if half of Mtuba knew that she was coming to Mpilonhle excerpt us! Charlize Theron is such a humble lady. We are at Nkodibe High School this week. She arrived at about 11h30 am and joined the IT class I was conducting at the time. Easily the most beautiful computer/assistant I have ever had. Those few minutes will stay with me forever. Those grade 8 learners were so lucky to meet her. They could not stop smiling. I tried to keep calm but I just could not believe it was really happening.
The unfortunate part was that she did not meet with the rest of team members in my unit in their different workstations. Most of the learners at the school also did not see her. They had also prepared some perfomances but did not get a chance. All they saw were cars moving in to the school & cars moving out. The teachers also did not get their chance to talk to her as she was whisked away. I did explain though that she had to see other sites as well.
I was hoping to include some pictures of her with the staff but sadly was instructed not to take even 1 picture of her. She brought the whole staff presents and free hugs.
All in all a job well done by the organisers and Gugu Zulu did a brilliant job throughout. Well done we need more people with so much enthusiasm for their job.
Next week : Community.
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.
On Saturday, 21 Februrary, we had a visit from the nonprofit OneSight. Mpilonhle receives funding from Oprah’s Angel Network and they collaborate with OneSight, hence our matchmaking. The purpose of the OneSight visit was to look into a probable return trip to provide free eye exams and glasses to the 12 schools, and one additional community, we serve. The visit went very well and it looks promising that OneSight will return in August, hooray! First, we visited Nkosibonga High School and the OneSight staff were able to see how our organization’s health and computer education mobile units work.
We then met with about 50 community members who began to sing and dance after learning about the services OneSight provides.
After this we traveled to the Mdletshe Tribal Authority and met with roughly 65 community members, who also sang and danced for us. Both communities we visited displayed great energy and were very welcoming.
I think we wowed OneSight and they will most likely be returning in August.
This week we were meant to go to Nkosibonga but due to the floods we were unable to. As a result we have now switched to a community. It is the first time we have visited this community of Hluhluwe. The site is at a primary school. The learners were so excited to see a landrover arrive at their school yesterday.