Teen Perspective, Understandable Choices

“Life was hard, school was hard, I just wanted to give up….”  Nompumelelo shared this with me looking back on her 12th grade, the year before she passed her matric exam.  “But my mentor wouldn’t let me.   She pushed me.  She made me study.  She told me I could do […]

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Gaining Strength — One Tough Workplace Lesson at a Time

“Now I am a soldier.”  This is how Koketso describes “one of the good things” that came out of a very bad work experience.  I saw Koketso a little more than six months ago, just before she began her first full-time job.  She was excited and very proud that her […]

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Matric 2014

The futures and economic stability of South Africa’s 12th graders will be decided by early December. They are one week into taking their matric exams, which will determine what job and career opportunities are available to them, for the rest of their lives. Our Net Buddies have been studying hard […]

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Net Buddy Poetry

I couldn’t imagine a more fitting way to introduce Infinite Family’s new blog than with the powerful words and imagery of our Net Buddy mentees. I am very proud to present the work of our award-winning Net Buddy poets from Tsogang Sechaba, Tau Rapulana and Nkosi’s Haven. Their poems on […]

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