On the Tuesday, 12th June 2018, the Global Shapers of the Tshwane, Soweto and Johannesburg Hubs were invited to join SABC 1’s YO TV Blue Couch Live Show. Talk about childhood memories right ?!
Looking sharp on the Blue CouchThe episode was themed “Young Lives Matter”. The theme fell in line with youth month in South Africa and focused on demonstrating the societal ills that frustrate our generation, as well as the power that we have to change them.
The Global Shapers shared about the community, their personal work and then went on to discuss how free our generation is to be able to pursue their goals and dreams. Later they discussed the injustices and dangers that young people face in their communities, schools and even at home.
The meat of the discussion was hearing how, as young people, we have a responsibility to be proactive and not allow ourselves to be victims but to ensure that we are taking on an active role in shaping the world in which we live. There is still a long way to go and, in some instances, the government and our leaders have failed us. But what is important to note is that YOUNG LIVES MATTER and we cannot silence our voice.
We need to start talking about what is important for our future. We are future leaders NOW.