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Monday Motivation: Ulander

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"Earlier this month, we introduced two Public Relations interns who have been supporting our social media platforms. After visiting our projects, Agape and School of Hope, our interns decided to use the opportunity to also share their own stories and a piece of motivation they continue to live by.  Ulander shares her Monday Motivation: Growing up in a township where the majority of the population is either has primary, secondary education or possibly illiterate… Tertiary education was never preached to me as a child.  Getting to Matric is seen as such a big achievement and actually finishing Matric is seen as the epitome of success. Don't get me wrong I understand the excitement that people have with finishing matric, you see... When you imagine our reality that consists of people only having late primary and early secondary grades as their highest level of education, it only makes sense why Grade 12 is seen as the highest level of educational success. Growing up I always love

Monday Motivation: Ongezwa

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"Earlier this month, we introduced two Public Relations interns who have been supporting our social media platforms. After visiting our projects, Agape and School of Hope, our interns decided to use the opportunity to also share their own stories and a piece of motivation they continue to live by.  Ongezwa shares her Monday Motivation: It's every child's dream to finish the 12 years of Primary and Secondary school without repeating any grade. We all focus on one goal; obtaining that matric certificate, continuing on to Tertiary education and making our parents proud! No one ever tells us that things don't always go as planned. We face problems that change everything about our destiny and the future we had planned, you may lose a parent, get pregnant, lose a home, get abused etc. There are many factors that may lead to you quitting school. We all have stories to share, a terrible past that becomes our motivation.  We become victims to situations that in the end, we beco

#Breastfeeding is Shared Responsibility

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#Breastfeeding is Shared Responsibility "In my line of work as a breastfeeding counsellor, I have come across parents from different cultures and beliefs. That has helped me adapt different techniques of counselling according to their different beliefs working towards one goal which is “Exclusive Breastfeeding is the best feeding method for their babies and for them”. To establish successful exclusive breastfeeding between mother and their baby is a shared responsibility, which starts from the first day of their first visit at the health care facility ( Antenatal Check-up) . The first responsibility lies with Healthcare workers and Breastfeeding counsellors to make sure that parents are equipped for the journey ahead with relevant information. The second responsibility lies with the partner and family members. Exclusive breastfeeding not only requires time but also needs one to be physically and mentally prepared for it requires energy. Reducing the amount of responsibility a nurs