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TO MY DEAREST MENTOR

Dear Natalie

I am Warona Maifala.I live here in Botswana in a small mining town. I am so excited this morning to be writing this letter to a mentor like you. I read through that letter you wrote to me, I was like wow!!!!!! A m so thrilled my heart bubbles with so much Joy. Natalie to tell you the truth i am one of the disadvantaged people, I did well at school but furthering my studies was always a problem. All I was receiving was regrets. I pursued a course in Accounting and business studies at the University of Botswana, but at the end of the progamme since I had one subject to retake they now told me the course has been discontinued. This meant I could no longer write it. So these things soured my heart. All I can say today Natalie is that I embark on you, you are my shoulder, you are my hope, you are my furnisher, how I lay my life in world pulse being led by you, I give it all to you. You are everything to me, I love you.

However, I might fail to express myself but its an honor to have you by my side. It’s my desire that even at the end of this programme I can still go back to my wonderful mentor to out cry my weakness and encounters. I am a mother of one daughter, living with three orphans. I am one kind of a woman who would like to see my community changed, the HIV/AIDS, POVERTY is at peak, alcohol taking and our youth are the target for older men who work for the mine. When you see three people walking in front of you out of them two are likely to be hiv positive if not all of them. You can imagine how men lures ladies into dirty games now how about our youth, the next generation to be. As infected as they are they will still want to take their grudges into these innocent beautiful girls, infecting them, introducing them to beer drinking corrupting good morals. It’s my cry to see Selibe – phikwe changed. I believe there is method of overcoming every obstacle. Our government is not ignorant of this, but the people are stiff necked. But I know there is a way out. With you, life is made easy for me, I thank God for the person who made us to meet.

I really look forward to working with you. Oh, thank you Natalie, May God help me to be submitted to your help and also help you meet all my needs. I hope this will be an awesome enjoyable journey. Thank very much.God bless you.

With all my love for you

Yours sincerely

Warona

Comments

NatalieS's picture

Your letter

Dear Warona
I must thank you for such a loving letter, and for all your enthusiasm, and humility. I hope that I will be able to provide you with all the support you need to go through the correspondents' program with stars in your hair and a big smile on your face.
To improve your village, your country by educating people about HIV, and to get them to change their ideas and ways is not a small task, but I will be there to keep you going, even when you become discouraged.
You have entered a community of powerful women and this will help to strengthen your resolve and your personal spirits as you go forward.
I really look forward to working with you in the weeks to come and to learning more about you and your dreams.
Best to you,
NatalieS.

NatalieS

warona's picture

Thats great coach!

Dear Natalie

Thank you.

"I hope that I will be able to provide you with all the support you need to go through the correspondents' program with stars in your hair and a big smile on your face.
To improve your village, your country by educating people about HIV, and to get them to change their ideas and ways is not a small task, but I will be there to keep you going, even when you become discouraged"

Hahahahahahhhhhhhhhhh! you've already put a big smile on my face.

Thank you very much

With Regards

Warona

"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

WILDKat's picture

HIV

HIV is rampant in South Africa also. The WIlderness Foundation as an amazing program called Umzi Wethu to assist young people with job skills and work with wilderness as rangers, Food and beverage managers and general managers at eco lodges. Perhaps this model would work in your country.

Naturally grateful,
Kat Haber

"Know thyself." ~ Plato

warona's picture

WILD CAT

Hello there!

Goodmorning,i hope you are fine and doing well.

This foundation that you are talking about it sounds pretty good.I really buy that idea,i think these idling girls around here can benefit alot from such..And please can you connect me,help me to start with everything.I raelly thats a good idea.Please forget me not.

Thank you very much for hearing this out cry.

With Regards

Warona

"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

WILDKat's picture

Umzi Wethu

Best is to connect through their site and inquire if they can scale out their program to your location. A wilderness area nearby is key to their success in South Africa. Your care for your community is obvious. Your large heart will find solutions for your community's HIV crisis.

Naturally grateful,
Kat Haber

"Know thyself." ~ Plato

warona's picture

SURE GAL

Hi Gal

I am very excited at your kind heart.Do you know the meaning of the word Wethu,Wethu is zulu and Warona in Setswana ,ie in my language.And beside do you mind giving me their site.

Thank you

With pleasure

Warona

"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

NatalieS's picture

our connection

Dear Warona:
Our connection has begun and I am so happy that the words I wrote to you are lifting your spirits. Your little mining village sounds like a difficult and perilous place to live, so most of all, you must be sure to take good care of yourself and your daughter. This means getting enough rest, avoiding too much stress, and eating as well as you can.
If you have any worries about the program as you begin it, do not hesitate to let me know your concerns.
My best to you.......

NatalieS

warona's picture

Oh thanks

Dear Natalie

Indeed our connection has begun,am so excited.Being in this town is not a joke.The way i see things in this town is not the way people see.Actually people in this community wants to live the way they want.If the situation continue to be like this i dont think i will rest,actually am restless.Until i see a tangible change thats when i will rest.I love my little town.I believe one day our town will be one to reckon at.The people are so beautiful,but ....

Anyway thanks

Warona

"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

warona's picture

Thank you coach

Dear Natalie

My pleasure.Thank you for caring.Indeed it is so tiresome.But success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.

Thank you so much

With regards

Warona

"success will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time " And when confronted conquer with love

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