Change starts at school

Name: Blossom Ncedisa Kolisi

Province: Eastern Cape

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Blossom who holds a degree in Human Resources and is currently enrolled to do her BCom Honours in Industrial Psychology at University of Fort Hare is a lecturer at Lovedale Tvet College. She enjoys moonlight strolls at the beach, red roses by the armful and participation dances. Her friends would describe her as easy going, a good listener and a wordplay champion.

Why did you decide to be part of the ACTIVATE! Network?

I joined the A! network because I like working with youth on issues affecting our communities in order to develop our communities.

What did you enjoy the most about training?

I learned alot from the network since module 1. I was not really aware about how local government works and also enjoyed the Lemonade leadership and leadership archetypes and how to engage using concept cards. And then there was the African chapter in module 3 where I reconnected with me being African because at first I was negligent that I did not even know what Africa looks like. I never knew anything about Thomas Sankara until ACTIVATE.

How has training helped you or changed your perspective?

The programme changed alot of things, I have changed how I perceive a few things.

What do you think the role of the youth is in developing the country?

I believe I am responsible for giving useful knowledge to kids around me so they grow up knowing a thing or two about our country.

What is your field of interest?

My field of interest is education, sport development and addressing in social issues (gender,race sex, equality).

How are you driving change in your communit?

I am addressing social issues through arts and culture. I have started dialogues with the kids at the college and surroundings and also started debate.

Now that you have completed training, how do you plan to keep active in the network?

I have already collaborated with some Activators from around the Eastern Cape and we have been working well. I also know a few people from the Network who have the same interests as mine.

What are your plans for this year?

I am still continuing last year’s plan since I did not achieve all I had planned.

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