August 5, 2016 by Student 24/7 Blog
The Industrial Psychology Forum recently hosted yet another successful event, motivating and empowering students.
Sometimes, we as students lose our incentive and inspiration to succeed, the never-ending assignment deadlines, tests and circumstantial stress causes our focus to shift into negative areas which then alters our academic performance. According to Miss Neheng Mahlate this particular event namely ‘Make your mark’ which was held on the 27th of July focused on encouraging and inspiring students in order to regain their academic focus.
“We wanted to empower students and motivate them to take charge of their lives and aim high”, Miss Mahlate elaborates.
The event was guided by guest speaker Ms Esther Mogashane from the Vaal River Chamber of Commerce and Industry who gave a motivational and informative speech to the students. She was accompanied by Mr Radile Mokone and Ms Mabel Ledwaba who also entertained the students with inspirational advice. Their inspiring discourse throughout the entire event purposefully enticed the students with refreshing views on life.
Ms Mogashane inspired the students by telling her story of hard work and success. She advised students to use their skills as a weapon to reach their highest potential. Her motivational focus concentrated around the idea that you are in control of your own success.
Mr Mokone informed the students about the Vaal River Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the opportunities which it provides for students who work hard and stay focused. He moved the students with his own tragic background originating during the Apartheid era and advised students to be the change that they want to see.
Ms Ledwaba started her speech by stating that in order for students to make their mark in this country they should start now by studying hard and working towards their dreams. She led her speech by frequently addressing the question: what are you doing now that is a step toward your dream? Her speech fixated the focus of the students on reaching their goals and extracted heartily reactions.
“Start sowing a seed towards your destiny”, advises Ms Mabel Ledwaba.
The event was concluded with the guest speakers asking the audience where they see themselves in the year 2030 and whether they are motivated to work hard in order to make that vision a reality. The event ensured the motivational reinforcement that the students needed to refresh their academic focus in order to reach their goals and be a successful citizen of our country.
Written by: Williene Uys (Writer-Student 24/7)
Photography by: Tyron Fuller (Photographer-Student 24/7)