From the 29th of March 2014 until the 2nd of April 2014, Valued Citizens Initiative led its iNSPIRE Camp, a self-development journey with eighty Grade 9 girl learners from eight public high schools from Parys and Kroonstad, thanks to NLTDF. Day one, was filled with shy personalities that were scared to get to know one another, Jessica Khenyane from Randpark Secondary School said, “It almost feels like Grade 1 all over again, I could decide to shy away or shine within”.

The core value of South Africa has not dissolved. Ubuntu; the spirit of togetherness, of sharing, of caring for the next person has been instilled in the iNSPIRE Girls through games and teamwork, through life experience shared in open conversations and through self-reflection.

“When you undergo a life changing experience where you learn about yourself, you feel like you can change the world; you flourish with confidence and enthusiasm,” said Rethabile Motale from Thakamiswa Secondary School in Free State.