Woman’s Day at Kempton Park Academy

Emotional Intelligence

We invited the Kempton Park Police Department to come and talk to our learners regarding safety and security. Since its woman’s month, they also prepared a small ceremony for the ladies.

They brought a motivational speaker, Ms T Banyini, who spoke to our learners about emotional intelligence and taking control of your life.

She spoke to the learners about Attitude, saying it is our attitude towards work and life that makes both successful. Every problem has a solution, but sometimes we have to change our “Attitude”.

In her message to the learners she mentioned the following:

  • Stay away from anger…it hurts only you. If you are right then there is no need to be angry, and if you are wrong then you don’t have any right to get angry.
  • Every problem we encounter comes to break us or make us, the choice is yours whether you become victims or victorious.
  • Do you know why God created gaps between fingers? So that someone who is special to you comes and fills those gaps by holding your hand forever.
  • Forgive those who have not treated you as expected and forget the bad things; this also makes room available for storing good things.

The learners were so motivated by her message that there is no one but yourself who is in control of your life.

The Police of Kempton Park also prepared “Certificates of Appreciation” for each learner. The certificates that were awarded had each learners name on it, with the following quote

This Certificate is awarded to you for being the Woman of the Month” – the certificate highlighted how much they were being appreciated as Beautiful Women!!

Anathi Msolo
Academy Supervisor, Kempton Park

We ended winter in an interesting way!

I Can! Vereeniging Academy celebrated their unwavering commitment to women and their role in the struggle for the emancipation of women.

National Women’s Day is an annual public holiday, celebrated in South Africa on 9 August. This commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against the pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” by The Population Registration Act to carry a ‘”pass,” an internal passport that severely restricted their movement. Each “pass” designated specific urban/metropolitan areas in which the bearer was authorized to live, work and travel. Within such areas, black South Africans were required to carry and produce their “pass” at all times, and were arrested if without one. As such, it served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era.An inspiring display of political strength, female solidarity and inner fortitude. – Wikipedia

The march on August 9, 1956 is both a reminder of the great women who helped mould South Africa and the trailblazing women who continue to lead the country forward. A song was composed in honour of this momentous occasion, “Wathint’ Abafazi Wathint’ imbokodo!” If you strike a woman, you strike a rock”

  • To all the men here at I Can! Vereeniging, thank you for the support and to all the ladies: Happy Women’s Month.