Name: Thabang Gift Dichaba
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Write a short blurb (summary) about yourself. In no more than three sentences.
I am a hard and dedicated worker and my personality makes me the best person in any work I do passionately. Working with people has become my passion; I have accepted that as people we have different personalities, once that is understood it becomes easy to work with others. The things that I value the most, especially in a working environment, are consistency and punctuality.
Why did you decide to be part of the ACTIVATE! Network?
I had already developed the passion for community development from 2012 and I heard about ACTIVATE! in 2014. I then applied to improve my leadership skills and, yes, ACTIVATE! really groomed me. I learned a lot from the organisation.
What did you enjoy the most about training?
The Lemon Leadership Skill, Know Your Country and the IDP sessions. After learning about these three programs, I came back as a different leader as even today I’m doing things by law and respect the process of the state by taking decisions about our country.
How has training helped you or changed your perspective?
After learning about above these three programs I have mention, I came back as a different leader as even today I’m doing things by law and respect the process of the state by taking decisions about our country. And I never stop learning as this year I volunteer to ICS (International Citizenship Services) which work hand to hand with an organisation called Zoe Life.
Have you been inspired and been the inspiration in your community and those you interact with?
Yes, and as for last month, we hosted June 16 celebrations by launching one of my friend’s record label and had a street market on the day.
What do you think the role of the youth is in developing the country?
I think youth should get more opportunities in all aspect of careers so that they will be able to play a role of eradicating poverty into their smaller communities.
What is your field of interest?
Community development, sports and education projects.
How are you driving change in your community/How would you like to drive change in your community?
I’m driving change in my community by hosting educational support projects such spelling bee competition, maths competition etc. and I would like to one day host Mr and Miss primary schools in my community.
Now that you have completed training, how do you plan to keep active in the network?
I’m done with training but still working so hard in my community and I’m in all the apps of the Network which I know that lot of opportunities will come and find me inside the network.
What are your plans for this year?
This year I’m focusing to my recycling coop company and also looking forward to get a job especially from Mzansi Spelling Bee organisation.
Additional information you would like us to know?
I’m currently looking for support to host Mr and Miss Primary Schools of Etwatwa and also need a help to register my organisation called Bacha Ba Dichaba Explorers