Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Thinking  of  tomorrow …

For It is said that: “Youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow “.Are we still saying that where else there is a high rate of youth unemployment, high rate of university drop-out, high rate of matric drop-out  in 2014  50%,matric dropped out.

We extremely good when it comes to pointing out problems facing the leaders of tomorrow but extremely slow when it comes to pointing out Solutions. 
Whilst i was in Matric , they would bring people from different institutions lecturing  us on how much we should study, which is sometimes truly pointless because at some point you know that you have to study.... ! They might call it  a reminder but who reminds you to eat either drink water because you know that if you don't you will definitely kick the bucket.

For what good reason should you be reminded about your future? They would also tell us how much we should get 50% in order to be admitted in  tertiary Education institutions, great where else we grew up with the mindset that get 30% for the three main subjects and get 40% for the rest you have passed and you are even promoted to the next grade .

Cool ...why strive for a 70 where else 30 is enough. Get to matric things change...  50% or more where else we used to the system of 30%. Then we get such problems as Matric dropouts, 50% matric drop out  is no joke and ask yourself where are they going to end with their lives. Lack of information at a very young stage and also the system of 30% PASS RATE should be eliminated. 50% above will do it should be implemented at a young age so that they grow up with it. With respect, you were taught at a very young age and you grow up with it , that can also be applicable with education.

Not to forget the career exploration must be done at least  each year in all of the High Schools from grade 8 to 12 because people keep on changing career path now and then at a wrong stage. Students in university take certain courses due to money and "fame" ..I love using engineering  example because if you doing engineering you have great chances of being respected both by family and the most students fall to that pit. Such wrong ideas lead to University dropout rate to be on the rise ...Lack of career information
Ø  .Tip never take career chosen for you and also engaging yourself with a career because is in demand.

I matriculated last year,2014 never knew what I wanted to do due to lack of information my main focus was to get distinctions. Obtain myself a bursary then go to university ...Where else I had no clue with what I was passionate about neither any career information . Luckily enough, I was assisted by a certain company where am offered full assistance of career guidance where I engage myself with different types of careers to see where I best fit. For it is given a name of Internship Preparation Year equivalent to a gap year. Difference is with gap year you just think for the whole year where you best fit in without exploring different options.   As for what am blessed with I have full access to the internet where I can engage myself with different types of careers also do the free online courses and get a clue what am going to be doing when I do my degree at any given institution.

-At first I wanted to do Law...and it happened that I did a Free Online Course for law. Before I knew it  I Left it the next day....
-Secondly I got interested with IT I then wanted to be a  Web developer which I kind of enjoy  ,but I left it because I felt Like it was not meant for me...
-At, last I found something I love, which is marketing. Which I never knew about when I was in my school days. I knew that there was a thing called Marketing but did not have information about it and never thought I would love it now am fully informed about Marketing and I want to be Marketing Manager and Director.
Imagine if I had to change so much when I was in university money and time wasted never regained so they say. This is what happens with the first years which is truly affected the country and them at the same time.
The amazing part is I didn't choose Commerce subject in grade ten, I took Science subjects, but my career path is aligned with Commercial studies anyways that is Disadvantages of not having access to information.

The main reason why am sharing my story is because I wish that such programs can be implemented to eradicate this rate of drop outs .Programs to assist people with career choices before taking step forward to engaging themselves with those certain  careers they have no clue about .

By Cleopatra Nokulunga Ndlovu

Follow the link below ,helpful steps to take in order to elevate your career path.

Implementing Change through Skills

Education is the key to success how true is this statement. In the days, we live in everyone believes that the only way you can be successful is completing your matric, going to University graduate then get a decent job.

The unemployment rate in South Africa,especially the  Youth Unemployment Rate is 52%, it is the thirds highest rate in the world.Not to mention the dropout rate in Tertiary institution  15% and we have over 600 000 unemployed graduates. What might be the cause of all this insane rates?
South Africa is on the eighth position of the highest unemployment rate. If we could think about it, the government spends about R31, 8 BILLIONS ONLY ON EDUCATION and YET we have the high rate of unemployment and poverty.It is been estimated that the rate of poverty is about 39% over 12 MILLION people live in EXTREME POVERTY. Which takes me back is Education the only  key to success?

Am not against Education neither for education. I highly believe in individuals skills and abilities.Statically it’s been proven that most dropouts are due to lack of information and obviously financially state.How can you do something because of the society either go to the university where else you know that you don’t have money I do know what you call it, but I call it Stupidity! 
how many people who know how to sing or act whom are not given chances to express their Talents ,skills and abilities ,yet we have  people going to  “School” of music to be taught how to sing, school of art taught how to fix draw yet they are people who know how to without being taught to . We have people who know how electrical appliances, trouble shoot, programming, building cars etc. Yet they never went to school for that but we find people doing computer sciences, Engineering going o technical schools been taught how to do that. Kathryn Is a fourteen-year-old child who can build a car from scratch, did she have to school for that to be taught how? Wait… isn’t that engineering?  7-year-old Zora who is Programmer did she have to go to school for that? Isn’t that Computer Sciences? What about Akrit Jaswal the youngest surgeon at the age of Seven  did he go to any Medical School I don’t think so he performed  his first operation  at the age of 7 on an 8-year-old girl whose hands were fused after been burnt and it was a successful operation . Yet we have people going to Medical schools to be taught how to.
Poverty, unemployment and crime main cause is general to be blamed on Poor Education System. Yet Billions is spent on Education.Graduates still hardly have access to jobs, Why? Didn't  they say Education is the key to success?In every individual, there’s a certain talent, skill and ability the only problem is who is willing to discover those talents.Talents that can change the world.Which can eradicate poverty, unemployment, and crime? We can see that education is not implementing change but am not saying stopping it will make a difference. (Laughs)  God created different people for a reason some can, some cannot. I met one of the street kids and I had a chat with him he told me he was good at Dancing and Singing but he is in the street because he was or is not given a chance to express what he good at. When he grows up he will be influenced in bad things trying to better up his life his access to crime will increase the rate of Crime. Such things we as people we not aware of! If it was… actually it is possible if every person could express what they good at change will take place am not saying poverty, neither unemployment will end but Eradicate.People engage to crime because they are never given chances to showcase what they good at yet we complain about poverty. Doesn’t matter how small you think your skill can be but it can bring change that little change is Change.If I were a President I would give Chances to all uneducated people and discover  their abilities, talent, and skills. I do not care how many degrees you have, but I care about what you are able to do your.Degree is what you taught, applying what you taught. but I want someone who can apply what they  know and they can do not do what they have been taught. I know a lot of people who went to University to study what they were told to study which they did before you know it they  drop out and Pursue what they love. Why, not everything is about school neither education. It’s about what you love and passionate about.Not to forget Blessing Mngobeni , he used to live in the street..Most known examples

Paul Allen

Net worth: $12.7 billion
Source of wealth: Microsoft and investments
Education: Washington State University drop out

Bill Gates
Net worth: $54 billion
Source of wealth: Microsoft
Education: Harvard University drops out

Ingvar Kampar
Net worth: $23.5 billion
Source of wealth: ALDI
Education: no higher education
The list goes on and asks yourself how they do it? Don’t try to imitate them but go hard for something you passionate about what you good at, you love …..Let’s start taking individuals skills into consideration to better up our world. DON’T STOP EDUCATION THOUGH BUT implement program for discovering people’ skills and ability let our main focus be the people in the streets first ,people experiencing poverty maybe this Grant thing will end and money distributed will be used for better things because in the next coming years this world will be disastrous .
Bringing Awareness to Change the world
How true is this statement =Education is key to Success? What if I said: In discovering individuals, skills and talents can be the most powerful weapon to change the world.
Am deeply concerned about the dropouts, unemployment, and crime and poverty rate.
The question is Where to Start?
God be the Glory
By Cleopatra Nokulunga Ndlovu