Letter P

The 6 Ps that torment people

1. Power
People that crave for power. People will go out of their way just to obtain power. Miseries have been caused, widows came and orphans have been crafted because people are chasing for power. A number of families were destroyed, friendships, relationships were destroyed in the process because people were craving for power. Don’t let power get to your head. You will crash!

2. Prosperity
People will go all out to prosper. People are told to do extreme things for prosperity. They will tell you that if you can sacrifice a child, your business will grow. If you can just bring your cousin’s eye just so that you can prosper. A number of people died because they want to prosper. Don’t be too anxious for success that you even lose yourself in the process.

3. Protection
That’s another P. There are so many families that would go all the way just to strengthen their families. People spend thousands of rands just to protect themselves from evil spirits and guard their houses. Knowing that you have a God who is a protector, you shouldn’t be worried about spiritual battles for He will prepare you and strengthen you for war.

4. Popularity
Others just want to be popular. Just to be seen on TV, Magazines, and Newspapers and they will do whatever it takes to see themselves being popular and people always talking about them. People go to the extreme just wanting to be famous. Ladies would even go out to be naked just to get some attention on social platforms. We need to run away from the obsession of being famous.

5. Presence
Others for presence. “When I come, people must sense me that I’ve arrived.” People would do anything in their power to make sure that people feel his/her presence. Stop over entertaining people. Be your best and people will love you still. Don’t go out seeking attention. If you are doing something good, people will give you attention.

6. Pleasure
They would sacrifice a number of things just for pleasure. People would sacrifice their dignity just to have pleasure. I was shocked to hear young people claiming not to have money to register for the next semester but they stiff have money to go see DJ so and so play and get drunk on that weekend. Priorities are not set right when pleasure is in the lead.

We need to learn not to let these 6 Ps control our lives. We need to learn how to draw a balance between all of them. Failure to do so, you will temper with your future and the happiness of people around you.
I want you to look at yourself today and introspect. Do you have any of the Ps? If the answer is YES, then you need to go on your knees and ask God to help you conquer that P.

Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk 2016

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2nd Annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk

Theme:  The 1976 of 2016.

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Youth Uprisings in 1976, a symbol of youth leadership in the South African history. In celebrating the anniversary, Agape Youth Movement (AYM) in collaboration with the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and the City of Tshwane, will host their 2nd Annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk (TYLT).

TYLT is a dialogue with youth leaders, a platform to discuss youth leadership with a special focus on youth development. This programme aims to capacitate the youth, within institutions of learning, with elements of leadership. The youth needs consciousness of the struggle of their generation. The event programme features panel discussions by prominent South African Youth Leaders and high school RCL members, keynote address under the theme: The 1976 of 2016.

The TYLT is an initiative and element of a learner-leader programme that provides learners in leadership positions with leadership training and mentorship in high schools, with an aim to create a platform on which learners can understand their high school challenges, the role they could play and be mentored in implementing solutions.

With that said, we would like to invite you for media coverage of the 40 Years Commemoration of the Youth Uprisings in 1976 at our event, through pre and post-event profiling.

The programme will feature a keynote address by the Deputy Minister of Department of Basic Education – Honourable Enver Surty and the CEO of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) – Mr Khathutshelo Ramukumba followed by two panel discussions with future leaders on the role they could play to better the education system.

 

Event Details

Date:                           25 June 2016

Venue:                        National Library of South Africa (NLSA) Main Hall

Address:                     75 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria 0001

GPS Co-Ordinates: -25.742686, 28.189628,15

Time:                          8:30am – 4pm

Promo Video:                        https://youtu.be/u4SETK-HjXQ

Hashtag:                     #TYLT2016

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Media Liaison Officer

Phone: 076 011 3382

Email: makhaditl@aym.org.za

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Website: www.aym.org.za

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About Agape Youth Movement

Agape Youth Movement is an award-winning and most innovative youth-led Non-Profit Company (NPC), with an aim to own the challenges of youth in South Africa and work alongside government and private sector to bring innovative social solutions.

The organization was established in 2009 by a group of young visionaries within Gauteng and today it has extended its impact to numerous provinces in South Africa. It has five focus areas in Education, Entrepreneurship, Green Economy, Arts and Culture and Social Development.

Over the years, AYM has demonstrated its proficiency of successfully and cost-effectively organising local economic development, active citizenry and educational programmes that are purposefully harmonized with the organisation’s five (5) cardinal pillars (www.aym.org.za/pillars) and overall vision of advocating for youth and community development.

With the growing impact that the organisation is creating in various communities across all the nine provinces of South Africa and the large pool of young people following us on major media platforms and subscribing to our newsletters on a daily basis ranging from 16 to 35 years of age, it goes without saying that the organisation remains one of the most fastest growing youth-led organisations in South Africa. This is because we are attracting and developing a cohort of young leaders in our generation.

Visit www.aym.org.za to read more about Agape Youth Movement.

Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk 2015

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Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk

Pretoria, Wednesday, 10 June 2015 – Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk (TYLT) is a programme of Agape Youth Movement (AYM). TYLT is a dialogue with youth leaders, a platform to discuss youth leadership with a special focus on youth development. This programme aims to capacitate the youth, within institutions of learning, with elements of leadership. The youth needs consciousness of the struggle of their generation. TYLT in partnership with National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and the City of Tshwane (COT) this youth month will host a special seminar for young leaders in various structures.

The programme will feature a keynote address by the Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation – Honourable Buti Manamela, the executive mayor of the City of Tshwane – Cllr Kgosietso Ramokgopa, CEO and National Librarian: Professor MD Rocky Ralebipi-Simela, the founder of Kara Heritage Institute – Dr Mathole Motshekga and two panel discussion sessions with a good combination of industry experts, media personalities and academics to tackle issues affecting leaders and how to pave way for a new breed of thought leaders in South Africa.

Coupled with the Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk, our leaders Abuti Rams (President) and Tshepang Pule (Deputy President) will be launching their much anticipated book titled “Beyond Inspiration”. Beyond Inspiration is a book aimed at activating leadership and highest level of human potential. The book covers a variety of subjects sequentially crafted to help young leaders to live significant lives, because “success is not enough, you need to move beyond inspiration.”

First panel discussion will focus on “The state of youth leadership in South Africa”, panellists will include Lesego Makhubela (ANCYL Chairperson in City of Tshwane), Khulekani Skosana (Secretary General: COSAS), Zukiswa Ncunyana (SED: City of Tshwane’s – Research & Innovation) and Tebogo Sebolai (Board Member: City of Tshwane’s Youth Development Unit), Ndumiso Hadebe (2013 Winner of One day leader season 2) and Cllr Mabusela (MMC for Health and Social Development in City of Tshwane).

The second panel discussion of Youth Thought Leadership coupled with a book review of Beyond Inspiration. The speakers include Abuti Rams (Thought leader & president of AYM), Tshepang Pule (Thought leader and deputy president of AYM), Sanele Zulu (author, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur), Mandla Matyumza (CEO of NLSA – Centre of the Book) and Nonhlanhla Mnisi (Author, Speaker and Producer).

 

Event Details

Date:                           27 June 2015

Venue:                        National Library of South Africa (NLSA) Main Hall

Address:                     75 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria 0001

GPS Co-Ordinates: -25.742686, 28.189628,15

Time:                          9:00am – 2pm

Web Page:                 www.aym.org.za/tylt

Official Harsh Tag:   #TYLT2015

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About Agape Youth Movement (AYM)

Agape Youth Movement is an award-winning, most influential and the fastest growing youth-led organisation in South Africa whose vision is to advocate for youth and community development. Over the years, AYM has demonstrated its proficiency of successfully and cost-effectively organising local economic development programs, active citizenry programs and many other projects that were purposefully harmonized with the organisation’s aims and objectives.