Tell us about your Kids Haven story?
I was one of eight individuals whom matriculated in 2010 at Kids Haven. The opportunity that the Kids Haven Youth Development Programme (YDP) has given to me has been amazing.
I joined YDP not knowing that it can help develop my skills in the working world. I was chosen from the programme to identify what was important to me. This led me to receiving a contract from Denel Aerostructures. Which is a leading aerospace company in Africa, a power-house in aerospace design and advanced manufacturing. Providing me a chance to learn from those who have already achieved.
Later on I was asked to let young people know about working opportunities in the aerospace industry on the inspani TV programme. I did well enough to secure a 3 months contract in the Business Development department of Denel Aerostructures and I then moved on to a permanent role!
Mama Adele (from Kids Haven) saw something in me and gave me the chance to prove it. My plan is to make good of this. By making the time and taking the steps needed to achieve my goals.
What are your future goals and ambitions?
As I look towards the future, listed below are a few of the things that I would eventually like to accomplish.
Gain valuable work experience
Complete an undergraduate program
Work at a job that I enjoy (Comms and Marketing)
Eventually become a leader in the field that I work in
Be with my Family
Travel to Europe
What does Kids Haven mean to you?
To me Kids Haven (KH) is like a place where each and every young person will wish to be at. If you know what you want and you don’t know how to start KH is the best place where they can help you to not miss the steps or lose control. A shelter that can protect, with teachers who guide and provide hope were no one else can see that in you.
Kids Haven is not just a home for children from the street or orphans. I can tell you that for sure, if you don’t know where to start -YDP is the best program to give you direction!
About Kids Haven:
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