Four months ago I signed for an “UNLEASH my GENIUS” program with Lauren Dallas. I was skeptical, not sure what this genius I am signing up to unleash looks like. I didn’t know what would come out of it. I just felt an urge to do it and had the money to pay for it.
Fast forward and here I am with an online school, with MY name on it!
In this era of online experts and coaches, various opportunities being presented by the technological evolution, I discovered that there are platforms that can help me advance what I have been doing for organisations in the last 13 years and more to benefit my community.
This morning I also discovered that I need not create each and every learning and growth material on my own, because many others have invested time, effort and heart into open source learning material that we can share and make the world a better place for all.
I come from the rural outskirts of Eastern Cape, Mount Fletcher.
There are no learning institutions that can equip the youth with the right skills, knowledge and opportunities to grab life with both hands and become confident contributors to the world including their immediate community.
There are many communities and areas like these in Africa at large where access to higher education, personal development, learning and growth means that you have to pack up your bags, venture into unknown worlds in the cities to seek greener pastures.
There are conditions to this, such as, is your family able to support you financially, emotionally and otherwise on that quest to seek greener pastures and bright successful future?
Some of these trips never end up with positive results, some who dare venture out ending up living on the streets with no food to eat, resorting to crimes and drugs just to escape the grime reality of city life they find themselves faced with.
I am one of those lucky few that had all the opportunities to succeed. I mean, I could pick and choose what I want to do with my life without a worry.
The only thing I needed to ensure was that I do well in school because education was my only way out of the rural small town into the big cities and all that they bring.
There are many who do not have this opportunity, mainly because a majority of the communities in these rural towns rely on government grants to survive. Higher education beyond government high school, Further Education and Training colleges becomes a distant dream likely impossible to reach.
All I can say now is, I have never been more motivated nor aligned to God’s purpose like I do now. When this journey started I had no idea I would end up here.
So, to you reader, that has taken the time to read here, your silent prayer of support and strength is what will fuel this spirit forward.
THIS IS TO THE FUTURE AFRICAN GENERATIONS AND BEYOND.
Ncumisa Nomna Academy, may you be a success and deliver what God has intended with the seed He planted in MY genius.
I continue to UNLOCK IT towards Go-LIVE.
I have been part of so many Go-lives in my career, this one is the ULTIMATE!!!!