Welcome to Becoming Legacy – a youth empowerment platform that aims to positively impact South African urban youth with a message of hope for their future.
The project was launched on 23 May 2017 and has since showcased the stories of prominent South African personalities. These stories are based on the understanding that children in townships and inner cities do not receive the same quality education or opportunities as those in suburbs or wealthy neighbourhoods. This is why the Becoming Legacy message is taken to high schools, universities and youth clubs. We believe it is here that we have the best opportunity to reach out and touch a generation of young people. It is here that we can directly interact and answer their burning questions.
The team, led by founder Shaun Naidoo, shares insights on how young people can chase after their dreams, encouraging and helping them change their attitudes to the future. Put simply, the programme is about taking one step towards the students, showing genuine care about their challenges - refusing to give up on them and of course, building hope. The project welcomes students from all walks of life - ensuring that no one is left behind.
The demand for our message increases with each new location visited. There is a constant call from youth across South Africa. With unemployment rates constantly showing disturbing numbers, it is clear that our youth are even struggling to find the most basic of jobs. So, the prospect of anything career-worthy is often beyond the reach of most young people.
Now more than ever, young people need to have hope. Without hope, there is no incentive to work hard and to pursue greatness. Without hope, there is no reason to remain in school or reach for university access. Without hope, there can be no legacy.
In episode 25 of Talk with Confidence TV Producer, Entrepreneur and Speaker, Mr. Shaun Naidoo tells his story of how he bounced back from failure and pursuing your dreams and true calling. Click, watch, enjoy.
As we wrap up #MandelaDay2018 we are proud to share a sneak peek into one of our university talks. Here @ShaunNaidoo inspires the youth by sharing intimate details about his past failures and how he turned those into success. If you find our message valuable, please share it, especially with the young people in your network that could use a little bit of #hope.
Becoming Legacy invited some entertainment industry professionals to discuss sexual harassment that is rife in the film and television industry. Hosted by SABC news presenter Chriselda Lewis, the panel had an open discussion in front of an audience of film students from AFDA in Johannesburg.
In the wake of shocking revelations that began with high profile figures such as Harvey Weinstein, Becoming Legacy has invited a panel of industry practitioners to discuss the impact sexual harassment has on the entertainment industry. As a youth empowerment organisation with a mission to impact young people with a message of hope for their future, we believe that it is important for us to provide a platform where these issues can be discussed.
Each of our panelist bring a wealth of knowledge as industry professionals. They have invaluable insights that will help equip young people to deal with some of the harsh realities they may face at auditions or interviews.
Make it your mission to establish your identity and to stand firm on the values that go with it. If you get that right, then you will never be in a situation that goes out of your control.
And do not be afraid to lose friends because of your convictions. True friends don’t leave because you disagree with them.
You need to realise the importance of having the right mindset. Especially on your journey up the success ladder, no job is out of scope.
You are being watched all the time. And it is usually the person that goes the extra mile that will stand out and be noticed for promotion.
“There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...” ― John Lennon
Find the balance between your real life and social media friends and remember to always live in the moment instead of always video capturing it.
Want to become an actor? Watch Becoming @TumishoMasha for insights on how to achieve that dream.
@KhuliChana is a rapper and judge on ‘The Hustle’, so if you want to get in the game, you have to watch this...
@DavidTlale is an international fashion house. Watch our conversation with him to find out how you could follow your path to fashion success.
In the world of fashion, he is certainly King. @BecomingLegacy was privileged to spend some time in the kingdom, talking career and life and all the things that went into Becoming @DavidTlale.
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