At last, the day has arrived for me to show my true colors. I helped facilitate a workshop on racism for a South African organization called Umtapo. It was the highlight of my day.
We did the workshops in a center
in a place called the Valley of a Thousand Hills. The workshop was touching,
because most of the people in the workshop were in South Africa during
and after apartheid. It was shocking to hear what they had to
I felt great facilitating a workshop in South Africa for the first time. I loved the energy that the participants had, and I also loved hearing what they had to say. I hope that next time I am in South Africa I will be able to facilitate more of these workshops.
After the workshop ended we went to a women's center deep in the Valley of a Thousand Hills. They told us how they got started with no money. And they told us the women were even the ones who built the road from the main road down into the valley.
It was sad to hear what these women had been through and I'm very proud of them for the way they have come through their hardships. I was happy to hear that they don't have to depend on anyone, and all of their stories touched me very much.
After the workshop we went back to Durban. I attended a Global Youth Network meeting, and I was happy to see that they were making progress.