iSIQALO training has made us realize how our experiences are there to help us develop for the better and how we are able to achieve our full potential while rendering services to families and vulnerable children.
I passed matric in 2017, I am now in Third year at the University of KwaZulu-Natal studying medicine. I learnt to communicate effectively, become an independent woman and the best version of who I could be, thanks to iNSPIRE leadership programme.
iSIQALO professional development enabled me to do self-identification, self-reflection, self-acknowledgement, self-care and self-understanding of my experience this is key in the helping profession as from my personal experience I see the world.
Through iSIQALO Professional development, we were made aware how ‘art’ can help our clients regain their sense of self particularly those who have suffered severe trauma and have not been able to speak out.
Valued Citizens Initiative infused in me first the concept that you can decide to succeed in your life and you have the power to succeed. The idea that your future is not determined by your background. The idea that you do not need to be naturally gifted to succeed, gaining time management skills and self-awareness then assisted me to change my reality. Today I am an Alumni of Bridging for Life Programme and Electrical Engineer.
What I enjoyed about our iSIQALO training is that it was focused on who we are as individuals. You cannot be a healer if you have not taken the time to understand your own wounds.