Speech and Testimonial by high school student, Safoura

On 22 July 2023, at the grand opening of our Ecobrick school, a few students shared their testimonials about Khensani’s Collection and how the organisation had positively affected them. Below is a grade 10’s testimonial, Safoura, who has been in our programme for 3 years.

“Today, we’re gathered here to celebrate the grand opening of the NGO that has made a huge difference in the lives of so many young people. I’d like to start by acknowledging the director of the NGO, who had a vision for how this organisation could help young people in need. But I’d also like to recognize the volunteers, like my own mother, who have given their time and energy to make this organisation a success.

The work of this NGO has not only provided young people with the resources they need to succeed, but it has also inspired many of them to use their own passions and skills to make a difference in the world. For me, this organisation has been a source of inspiration and a reminder that each of us has the power to create positive change. Let me share with you how this organisation has impacted my own life and the lives of others.

Through my experiences with this organisation, I have learned the importance of perseverance, dedication, hard work and preserving the environment through the Ecobrick making.
I have also learned that it is possible to achieve my goals if I am willing to put in the time and effort. My mentors that I was provided with by Khensani’s Collections have taught me that success is not just about talent, but also about grit and determination. They have given me the tools and knowledge to pursue my dreams, and I am grateful for their guidance and support.
This organisation has given me the opportunity to grow and develop, not only as a student and a future professional, but also as a person. I have learned to value the importance of preserving the environment, community and connection, and to see the value in working together towards a common goal.
I have also learned that it is okay to ask for help when I need it, and to lean on others when times are tough.

As I look to the future, I am filled with hope and excitement. I know that I have the tools and resources to achieve my goals, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue growing and learning. I look forward to using the knowledge and skills I have gained to make a positive impact on the world around me. With the support of this organisation, I know that anything is possible.

Through the provision of school supplies, extra classes and sanitary items this organization has helped me to overcome the barriers that might have otherwise prevented me from reaching my full potential. Not forgetting the financial support I have received through Khensani’s Collections.

I got to attend my dream school which is also one of the best in the country which is Leap Science and Math school. I have been able to attend school trips and camps which would have been highly impossible if it wasn’t for the financial aid they provided for me .They have shown me that no obstacle is insurmountable, and that with the right support, anything is possible.

I am grateful for the generosity and compassion of this organisation, and I will carry their lessons with me as I move forward in my life.

In closing, I would like to express my gratitude once again for this organization and all that they have done for me. I am a different person because of my experiences here, and I know that I am better equipped to face the future because of them. As I look ahead, I will carry their lessons with me, and I will continue to strive for excellence in all that I do.

Thank you for everything, and may we continue to work together to create a better future for all.”

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